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I have really been wanting to add some homemade ornaments and touches to my Christmas décor this year. I found this fun idea on Dollar Tree’s Value Seekers club website and couldn’t wait to give it a try. With just 2 ingredients and whatever embellishments you wish to add this ornament or decoration is easy and very inexpensive (because of course everything at the Dollar Tree is only $1.00!).
Have you ever made cinnamon scented old-fashioned ornaments? I am sad to say, I never have. Maybe I did as a child, but not since being married and having my own home to decorate. Cinnamon scented ornaments in fun Christmas shapes can be used in so many ways – as ornaments, as décor, made into a wreath, or to embellish a pretty package. I honestly didn’t know they were so easy to make and only required 2 ingredients!
Here’s what you need:
- Two 3-oz. Bottles of Cinnamon
- 1 Cup of Applesauce (or two 4-oz. containers)
- A Couple Dashes of Ground Cloves (optional)
Mix 1 cup applesauce and 1 cup cinnamon (add a dash of cloves for extra scent if desired). Sprinkle surface with additional cinnamon and roll out dough. If too sticky add more cinnamon, if too dry add more applesauce – dough will be stiff. Roll or press between 2 sheets of wax paper to about 1/4 inch thick. And then use cookie cutters to cut into shapes! Use a straw or toothpick to make a hole at the top if you plan on using as ornaments or tying ribbon through them. Bake at 200 degrees for 3 hours or allow to dry on countertop for up to one week.
I embellished some with a little squeezable paint tube but I truly love them both ways. I hung some on our tree as ornaments.
The ribbon and the natural look of the ornaments go perfectly with my vintage/natural décor this year. And bonus – they make our house smell good too!
Then I used some more to embellish some gifts.
These would be so fun to add to anything – like a gift in a jar, a homemade box of cookies – just a simple embellishment that just adds that heartfelt, personal touch. And bonus, you can even use it as the tag for the gift too.
If you are looking for something fun that your kids or grandkids can do as a homemade gift or fun ornament– these cinnamon scented ornaments would the perfect project! They could paint them/add glitter/color them with sharpies, or whatever they wanted.
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