Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Scented Cinnamon Ornaments

My kids and I always have fun making these! They are great to scent your house or to give with gifts. We hang them on our tree, the garland on the staircase, and on the outside of wrapped gifts!


1 cup cinnamon*
2 tablespoons white glue
1 tablespoon ground cloves
3/4 cup applesauce
1 tablespoon nutmeg
Cookie cutters
Ribbon or string for hanging


In a medium bowl combine cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add applesauce and glue. Stir. Knead for 2-3 minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes.

Use a toothpick to remove any rough edges and to make a small hole (large enough for the ribbon/wire you plan to use) in the top of each ornament. I usually make a small hole in the miniature ornaments and use fish-line to hang it. The larger ornaments can support a larger hole to use ribbon. Or you can simply leave out the hole and place them in a decorative dish. Just make sure no one mistakes them for cookies! Place them on parchment paper and allow them to dry for several days at room temperature. To dry ornaments evenly, turn over once each day.

Thread ribbon through hole in ornament.

Tip: make sure you keep these away from food products/gifts or it may change the flavor and scent of the food.

*Yes - it's 1 cup of cinnamon!! To keep my cost down I go to my local dollar store and buy a big container for just $1. You are not eating these so expiration dates and quality are not important.

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