Making pomanders

Want to keep your house or your wardrobe smelling of orange and spices? Make pomanders and keep them everywhere you want this nice fall smell in the air…

This is really easy. You just need to pick a firm orange with no blemishes and stick cloves in it, in the pattern of your choice.

It will even be easier if you pierce the orange’s skin with a knitting needle before pushing the clove through!

Pomanders

Ingredients:

oranges

oranges

cloves

cloves

Japanese Chuppons: self watering plants with cute animals

chuppons self watering plants

Some inventive folks over in Japan have created the Chuppon Self Watering Animal Planters.

These lovable ceramic creatures carry straws in their mouths, miniature herb gardens on their backpacks and they perch comfortably on the edge of any glass or mug. When their plant is in need of a drink, the thirsty animal takes a nourishing swig through the straw, just the right amount too. There’s no need for watering cans; just your own plant and animal that look after themselves.

There are four of these cultivational creatures to choose from; each of them just waiting to brighten up office spaces and window sills the world over.