Make orange and clove pomander ornaments

Posted Dec. 17, 2013, at 4:09 p.m.
Orange and clove pomander.
Orange and clove pomander.

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Coastal Children's Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland, Maine

For more information: 596-0300

 ROCKLAND, Maine — Approximately a dozen to the museum will be invited to make pomander balls of orange and cloves with volunteers from the Good Tern Natural Foods Co-Op 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 21, at The Coastal Children’s Museum.

A pomander is an aromatic decoration that dates back to the middle ages  and the modern form uses natural materials to create a natural ornament that smells as sweet as it looks.  Once your studded orange is dried it can last for years making it a great gift. You can hang these decorations on your Christmas tree, in your closets or anywhere that needs a little lift.

 This is the second workshop born out of a new partnership between the Coastal Children’s Museum and Rockland’s own Good Tern Co-Op.

This workshop is included in the price of admission and free for members. Sign up is appreciated but not required. To sign up please email or call 596-0300.  The Coastal Children’s Museum is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit located at 75 Mechanic St., Rockland. Open all year round, it is home to over 20 Hands-on exhibits for children aged 2-9 including a Gulf of Maine Touch Tank, a full sized BeetleCat sailboat, a Sea Star Stage and a Arty Party room, just to name a few. For more information on upcoming events and memberships available visit or find them on facebook.