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Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments
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Decorate your tree with homemade Christmas tree ornaments! These Cinnamon Ornaments are made with 2 main ingredients cinnamon and applesauce! They smell delicious!

So much so, that my son has advised me that last Christmas he ATE SOME of them. He assures me he only ate the ones without the glitter, but…seriously dude!? I didn’t realize until he told me, that they had mysteriously disappeared! I thought I must have thrown them away the previous year.

I’m so thankful that the ingredients are edible. You never understand this kind of thing, unless you’re raising a child who literally puts ALL THE THINGS IN HIS MOUTH. You know, the stuff you shouldn’t put in your mouth! Like rubber bands. This kid is going to be 15 this year. Does it ever end?

Tools You’ll Need to Make Cinnamon Ornaments

Cookie Cutters

I have a gingerbread man, candy cane, and a star. There are endless possibilities.


You can make Cinnamon Ornaments without glitter, but why would you want to?

Any kind of loose glitter will do, but I like this ultrafine glitter. Generally, I try to get colors that will match your tree. Also, these babies make great gifts, so think about doing silver, gold, white, red, and green for gift giving…


We’ll use the twine to hang the ornaments on the Christmas tree.

I found a three-pack of colorful twine at The Dollar Tree. They’re red and white, green and white, and blue and white. I used mostly the red and white…since it looks like a candy cane.

Amazon sells several different variegated twine, with some really pretty colors too, if you’d rather order from there. Here’s another pack of Bakers Twine that I like.

Drinking Straw

A drinking straw is just about the perfect size to piercing a hole in the dough so that we can later hang the Cinnamon Ornaments. If you don’t have a drinking straw get creative!

Rolling Pin

To roll out the dough. I like this one.

Craft Glue, School Glue

You can use just about any craft glue. This is used to glue glitter onto the ornaments. I just use regular Elmer’s glue. Whatever I have laying around really. They make clear glue too, but it really doesn’t matter.

Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Drying Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 2 hours 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: 15

Adding glitter is optional. I enjoy these Homemade Christmas Ornaments with and without glitter. So usually I make a mixture! The amount of ornaments this recipe will make is very dependant on the size of cookie cutters you use. Some are small and some are big.


  1. Preheat oven to 200ºF
  2. Add applesauce and cinnamon to a bowl and mix until a ball of dough forms.
  3. Cut the dough into quarters.
  4. Place 1/4 of dough between two pieces of plastic wrap.
  5. Using the rolling pin, flatten the dough, to 1/3 inch thickness.
  6. Use the cookie cutters to cut the dough.
  7. Make a hole at the top of every ornament using the drinking straw.

    Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

    Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

  8. Place in the oven for 2 1/2 hours.
  9. Allow to cool before hanging them.
  10. If you do not have an oven you can place them on a wire rack and let them dry out for 1 -2 days. Turn them every 12 hours or so.
  11. Then, prepare a small plate with the glitter you picked out.
  12. Once dry, apply a thin layer of craft glue on the ornaments, and dip the ornaments in the glitter. Allow to dry for 1 more day on a wire rack.

    Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

    Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

    Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments


Storage: Store in an airtight container with desiccant packs to help keep them dry. If they get moisture in them, they can mold. Each year inspect the ornaments for mold and throw out any with signs or smells of mold.

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This recipe was adapted from McCormick.

They’re super cute, right? My gingerbread man ornaments look a little funny, but I still like them. The glitter makes them look pretty. They’re amazing when the Christmas lights are on!

You can use a paint brush, to brush on glue then dip in glitter to have multiple colors of glitter on one ornament. As you can see in the image above on the candy cane one. It’s kinda striped!

I’d love To Know what you think!… Leave me a comment!

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4 thoughts on “Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments”

  1. I tried your recipes and it worked! I can’t believe you can make a dough with applesauce and cinnamon! These cinnamon ornaments smell so good! I can’t wait for them to be hung on the Christmas tree!

    Thanks so much!

  2. You only use applesauce and cinnamon to make these ornaments. No flour or anything else. I was reading just surprised if that’s all it takes to make them.

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