Since making orange pomanders over Thanksgiving last year I have been looking for another excuse to add citrus to a centerpiece. There is nothing quite like that fresh citrus smell filling the air as you work on your project. With perhaps the exception of mint and rosemary, no other smell seems quite like the right mix with the smell of delectable cooking food… so this really does make the perfect centerpiece! You don’t want to cross mix certain flowery scents with the scent of food, I don’t know about you, but it just confuses my poor senses!
- Citrus of choice (lemons, limes, tangerines, etc.)
- Styrofoam cone & paint
- Glue gun or super glue for extra support and stability (optional…I didn’t need it)
- Moss for the base
One tip when you make your citrus topiary; don’t be cheap like me and go for the big lemons… Hahaha! I think it would have looked prettier with “dainty” citrus choices. I made this in a bit of a hurry for a dinner, but if I had time to run to the store, I would have definitely grabbed some fresh mint sprigs to poke into the spaces. I think the smell of citrus and mint would be perfect (although it probably would have run a higher risk of being turned into a drink).
There is nothing quite like that fresh citrus scent filling the air as you work on this project!
Here’s how to make this:
Just so you know, this project can be done by yourself, but it would be SO much easier if you had a second pair of hands for the first layer of citrus.
Have a lovely (and fragrant) dinner party!