I know, it is a bit early for Christmas ornaments. Most of us (myself included!) won’t have our tree up until Thanksgiving. So why post an easy DIY ornament recipe in mid November? Well, for my brother. You see, this is his first year in his own apartment and it dawned on me the other day that he doesn’t have a Christmas tree! Much less ornaments.
So, these easy DIY Cinnamon Ornaments are his first set. I wanted to give him plenty of time to make them before Thanksgiving. Spicy, warm scented shapes that remind him of the Christmas Cookies we used to make as kids. And really, they make a great last minute gift for teachers, parents, anyone! Okay, so what if cinnamon isn’t your thing? No big deal. Try out some super easy salt dough ornaments or, check out these easy garlands that can spruce up any room!
Don’t have a cookie cutter you love? Make your own!
What you need:
- 1 cup cinnamon
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 2 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 tsp. ground cloves
- Christmas cookie cutters (store bought or homemade)
- Drinking straw
- Twine, ribbon or hooks to hang.
How to make DIY Cinnamon Ornaments:
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients, mixing until well combined and a dough begins to form.
- Sprinkle your surface with extra cinnamon to avoid sticking, empty dough mixture onto the surface and knead the dough, then roll it into a ball. Roll out your dough flat, about 1/4 inch thick.
- Using your Christmas cookie cutters, cut out cinnamon shapes and lay them onto the parchment paper. Using a drinking straw, poke a hole in the ornament where you want the string to go through. Leave a little bit of space as a buffer so the ornament does not break.
- Bake in the oven for 2 hours. Let the ornament cool, add some ribbon or twine to your ornament and hang for some amazing smelling ornaments.
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My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).
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