21 December 2009

Adding holes to the ornaments with an upholstery needle.

These simple-to-make and delicious-to-smell ornaments can be hung throughout the house for extra beauty (and added delicious fragrance).

Cut out ornaments waiting to be moved to the pan for drying.

Cinnamon Ornaments {Recipe}

1 cup ground cinnamon

1 cup applesauce

1/4 cup tacky glue (we used Elmer’s)

Thoroughly mix ingredients together. Sprinkle counter with cinnamon and roll out the cinnamon “dough.” If the “dough” is too dry, add more applesauce; if it is too wet, add more cinnamon. Cut out shapes by using cookie cutters (do not forget to add holes if you intend to hang them, they will be too hard to do so after they dry). Lay ornaments on foil-covered pan and let dry for 24-48 hours. Use hemp cord and/or wire to hang.

Placing the ornaments on a foil-covered pan for drying.

Hung on the tree or over the kitchen sink, their fragrance stays with them and can fill the room with a delightful aroma.

  1. 15 Responses to “Cinnamon Ornaments”

  2. Christie Weathers on Dec 21, 2009 said:

    Oooooh! How fun!!! This brings back forgotten memories! I’m going to have to do this with the girls in the next couple of days. Are you just talking about the white Elmer’s glue, or do I need to get a special kind of Elmer’s glue?

  3. Rachel on Dec 21, 2009 said:

    Lovely Emily! :D I made some of those last year…they were soo much fun! :D And they still smelled nice another year later, so these can be used for next year, not just this year. ;) I love how you poked the holes in the gingerbread man’s arms like that…I would have done it through his head. ;D Lol! I like your way better. :D Thank you for sharing your recipe and idea with us! :D

    Merry Christ-mas!

  4. Kristin on Dec 21, 2009 said:

    My family made those several years ago, and we still have them. And they still smell faintly of cinnamon, even though they’re probably at least five years old! =)


  5. Emily Ruth on Dec 21, 2009 said:

    How long do these last? Wouldn’t they go bad eventually?

  6. Emily on Dec 21, 2009 said:

    I love these! We made them a few years ago :)
    Your blog is great. I love it!


  7. rebecca on Dec 21, 2009 said:

    these are so much fun…to “refresh” them…take an emery board or fine sandpaper to the reverse side, and they will continue to offer a wonderful scent for a very long time….

  8. Emily Rose on Dec 21, 2009 said:

    Mrs. Weathers,
    We just used plain, white Elmer’s glue. I hope you and your dear daughters enjoy making them!

    Emily Ruth,
    The Cinnamon Ornaments last a good, long while. As long as they are stored in a dry place they can last for several years.

  9. Miss Jen on Dec 22, 2009 said:

    Dear Emily~
    They look SO beautiful!! *sigh*
    Thank you for sharing~ dear.

    Christmas Blessings~ Miss Jen

  10. Shutterbug on Dec 22, 2009 said:

    Those are SO cute! :) I could see myself making those with Faith. :)
    Thanks for the idea!
    Love you all,
    Marie :)

  11. Samantha on Dec 22, 2009 said:

    ohhhh those are so cute! My younger siblings (there are 9 younger then me) would LOVE to make these!!!!! I’m sure they smell delicious too!!

  12. Beth on Dec 22, 2009 said:

    Hi, I’m a graduated homeschooler who lives in Indiana. My sister found your blog through another homeschool blog. Your photographs are gorgeous! I’m wanting to buy a really nice camera, but there are so many different options. Do you mind if I ask what kind of camera you use?


  13. brenda@coffeeteabooksandme on Dec 24, 2009 said:

    I made these (along with dried orange slices) for the tree on the front porch this years. Would you believe I still have a few left that I made in the late 1990’s?

    However, I love the way yours look so much better. I think it is the addition of the glue that makes them smoother. Will have to try that.

  14. Miss Rebekah Ann S. on Dec 26, 2009 said:

    Oh, those are wonderful; I can’t wait to make some! Those would be great year-round, too, with that yummy aroma!

  15. Kate on Dec 22, 2010 said:

    Hi! I tried to make these today with my daughter and the dough wouldn’t hold together…I kept adding cinnamon and then applesauce but I couldn’t seem to get it to be the right consistency. Any suggestions? It smells so good! I might have to just leave the crumbles out in a bowl and hope no one eats them!

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