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Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Cinnamon dough ornaments are simple to make. They'll add a homemade touch to your Christmas tree and the spicy aroma of cinnamon to the room. Paint and decorate them if you'd like, but this will take away the nice cinnamon smell. They look nice with just a thin red or green ribbon for hanging. In addition tree ornaments, they can be used in other ways...Use a hot melt glue gun to paste them on a wreath.....Personalize them to use as gift tags on those extra special gifts... Tie one or two around a mason jar filled with candy, potpourri, homemade jam or gift in a jar mixes ... Or, just stack a few together, wrap a piece of ribbon around them and place on a table or shelf.

  • 3/4 cup applesauce - canned works best here.
  • 1 cup cinnamon
  • 1 T. ground cloves (optional)
  • extra cinnamon for rolling the dough.
  • ribbon or yarn for hanging.

    Preparation -
    Mix applesauce with cinnamon to form a stiff but rollable dough. Adjust these amounts depending on the consistency of the applesaauce used. Roll to about 1/4 inch thickness. Use extra cinnamon for rolling the dough, as you would normally use flour.

    Cut with cookie cutters. Use a drinking straw to make a hole at the top of each one for hanging.

    To Dry - Place ornaments on a wire rack for 3 to 4 days, turning a few times each day for even drying. Decorate with acrylic craft paint if desired. String a piece of thin ribbon or yarn through the hole for hanging.


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