December 3, 2012

cinnamon ornaments // day three

Thank you all for your support already! Man you guys are the coolest! I have seen Instagram pictures of people making the peppermint bark and I wish I could hop through my phone and enjoy it with you. Someday my friends, someday. 

Today I am featuring cinnamon ornaments! My mom wanted me to make these for the tree + they were SUPER easy to make and smell seriously delicious + wonderful. Seriously. But don't taste the dough because it's gross and probably toxic. 

Again, recipe is at the bottom but here are some pictures + captions. 

The ingredients are applesauce, cinnamon... and glue. Yes. 

You need 1 cup of cinnamon + 1/4 cup of applesauce.

And 1/2 cup of glue!

Stir it all up + form it into a dough.

Form it into a ball + then roll it out nice and thin.

Use pretty cookie cutters to make pretty shapes.

Use a straw to make a hole in the top for a ribbon.

Like so.

And then take pictures of them in pretty light as they dry. 


1. Prepare dough: in a medium bowl, mix together 1 cup ground cinnamon and 1/4 cup applesauce using a rubber spatula.

2. Stir in 1/2 cup craft glue. Stir the dough until consistency is smooth and dry. Let stand 1 hour. Applesauce gives the dough pliability, glue makes it firm, and cinnamon imparts a lovely fragrance and a gingerbread color.

3. Turn out one-quarter of dough onto a cool, flat surface; flatten with your hands.

4. Flatten with a rolling pin to 1/4 inch thick. If dough becomes too dry, spritz with water. If it sticks to rolling pin or work surface, sprinkle with additional cinnamon.

5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out a shape. Repeat with each of three remaining quarters of dough.

6. With a straw, poke a hole in dough as indicated on template (for hanging). Air-dry ornaments on a wire rack lined with paper towels for 24 hours, turning them over every 6 hours or so to keep them flat. Alternatively, preheat oven to 200 degrees. Transfer ornaments to a baking sheet; bake, flipping once, until dry, about 2 hours. Use a ribbon or bakers twine to hang.

And that's it! Share with the hashtag #24daysofchristmascheer and comment! Love you all :)
ps. this is my 400th post! can't believe it's been five years of this craziness.


Marianela said...

Huh! I was planning on doing this too, but I guess you beat me right to it. ;) Sounds (and probably smells) amazing I bet!

Congrats on making it to your 400th post, and blogging for 5 years! That's really neat because, the next post that I'll be posting on my blog would be my 400th one too. ;)

Take care, and I'm so going to try making these ornaments one of these days!

Elisha said...

Five years!?? CONGRATS!

Catherine Grace said...

Wow, I wish I could enjoy peppermint bark with you to :)
. These look amazing :) and congratulations on your 5th year of craziness.
P.s I loved. Reading how you kept kristen sane the day her Caleb was due to arrive in Maryland. By doing happy dances :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Five years? That's really cool...

- emilybee

Hannah Nicole said...

um, yum yum YUM. well, actually not yum, but still! they smell good. I made one when I was in kindergarten and I kid you still smells. haha. :) amore, gatto

Hayley said...

this is such a cool idea! i'm truly so excited to go home after school and make them!

meena said...

i used to make these in preschool!!!

Emma said...

such a cool idea! i'll be doing this soon :)

Abbie said...

I've been planning to make these for so long but I haven't had the time! My mom bought us a giant jar of cinnamon, haha. I've made them before with my family too so it's kind of a memory thing for me. xox

Grace said...

I am SO doing this for little things you can stick onto packages. Bet they smell super good. :)

Kristyn said...

I remember making these when I was eleven! So much fun. And yes, they smell SO good!