Guest post from Mindy Harvey
Cinnamon applesauce ornaments are a simple, fun project to make with your family this Christmas. They only require two ingredients, and they make your house smell amazing!
DIY: Do It Yourself Christmas Ornaments and Decorations
To make these cinnamon ornaments you will need:
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 cup ground cinnamon (plus more for achieving the right dough consistency)
- Ribbon to hang the ornaments
- Glitter to decorate ornaments (optional)
To get started, place 1 cup of applesauce in a mixing bowl.
Add 1 cup ground cinnamon and mix thoroughly.
At this point, you should have a firm dough that can be rolled into a ball. You may need to add more cinnamon to get it to the right consistency.
Sprinkle some cinnamon on a pastry mat (or parchment paper) and roll the dough out to a generous 1/4” thickness. You may have to sprinkle some cinnamon on top of the dough also to keep it from sticking to the rolling pin.
Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out your desired shapes. Use a straw to cut out a small hole at the top of each ornament to hang with ribbon.
Carefully remove the dough from around the shapes and gently transfer to a greased metal baking sheet. Continue re-rolling the scrap dough and cutting out ornaments until you have no dough left.
Bake in a 200o F oven for 2 hours. Remove from the oven and allow to air dry for several hours.
Remove from baking sheet and decorate with glitter (or sparkling sugar!) if desired. Thread ribbon through the small holes and hang on your Christmas tree!
- Since this recipe requires a lot of cinnamon, try to buy it in bulk to cut down on the cost. The quality of the cinnamon is not important either, so don’t feel bad buying the cheapest available.
- If you roll the ornaments too thin, they will be very fragile and break easily.
- Be creative with where you use these! Hang them on your Christmas tree, on doorknobs, to decorate presents, etc. They smell divine and will add a nice scent wherever they are used!
CHALLENGE: Create some ornaments with your family. What Christmas crafts did you make? How do the impact your home?
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