Published on December 3rd, 2013 | by Kristen Swain21
Heavenly Scented Cinnamon Ornaments
I think these cinnamon ornaments are a real traditional craft. This is one craft that has been around years, and odds are that you have probably at one point in your life, made these. But I know that I haven’t created them in years, and I thought it would be a great craft to re-introduce. Maybe this year, you can sit down and create this as a family. Make it as a group craft, or just have a little down time for yourself. They do take several days to dry, but in the meantime, your house will be scented with cinnamon and you won’t have to buy the pine cones that are sold at most craft stores to get that lovely scent.
I found that they make lovely rustic looking tags, as I used some brown paper and raffia to do a little of my Christmas wrapping, so very pretty under the tree. I also added some to my tree for a lingering scent of cinnamon in my home.
They are simple to make, you’ll just need-
Glue, applesauce, and cinnamon.
1/2 cup of glue- 2 cups of applesauce, and 2 cups of cinnamon. I like the little cups of applesauce, each one is a premeasured 1/2 cup serving.
mix the wet glue and applesauce together, then add the cinnamon. until you have most of the ingredients mixed into a dough.
I rolled my dough onto a sheet of parchment paper, less mess to clean up and not as sticky as a table.
If you find your dough is sticky, add a little more cinnamon on top, to help roll it out. Now get your cookie cutters and place them so as to use as much space up as you can.
Use a straw to punch a hanging hole out of the top of the ornament.
Add in more cutters so you get as many cutouts as possible.
Remove the dough around the cutouts, then use a spatula or flat tool to lift the cutouts off the parchment.
I left the jagged edges, and once they were about 50% dry, I used a finger to smooth the edges. Allow to dry.
You can tell when the ornaments are dry because they have a uniform color, and are dry to the touch.
Add decor to them, with simple designs painted on using fabric paint.
A simple white makes such an elegant touch to the design.
Now you are ready to use them. They are lovely hanging from the tree.
Or equally beautiful as package decorations.
Love the rustic beauty of these ornaments!