For me it was when I was in Brownies. So, maybe ten years ago? Or more :)
They are SUPER simple to make.
All you need is a can of cloves (found in the spice aisle of the grocery store),
some oranges and a wooden skewer.
I planned out an elaborate design for each orange, and then realized that oranges are round and it's hard to make straight lines on a round item. So I opted for more simple designs.
Really, you should have seen my depiction of The Last Supper that I was going to make on the oranges.
Just poke a hole in the orange and then push in a clove.
Cloves are pointy by nature, so you wouldn't have to use a skewer to make a hole, it just saves you a little time to poke a hole first.
The smell of the clove mixed with the juice of the orange is heavenly.
They only take about five minutes each to make and the cost of three oranges and a can of cloves is around $5.00.
Those Brownies know something about making easy and classic crafts.
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