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
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.
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!
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.
- Preheat oven to 200ºF
- Add applesauce and cinnamon to a bowl and mix until a ball of dough forms.
- Cut the dough into quarters.
- Place 1/4 of dough between two pieces of plastic wrap.
- Using the rolling pin, flatten the dough, to 1/3 inch thickness.
- Use the cookie cutters to cut the dough.
- Make a hole at the top of every ornament using the drinking straw.
- Place in the oven for 2 1/2 hours.
- Allow to cool before hanging them.
- 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.
- Then, prepare a small plate with the glitter you picked out.
- 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.
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!
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