Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scented Cinnamon Ornaments

Here's an idea for a simple, but much-appreciated gift.  I helped make several of these little ornaments one year for the school kids to sell at their Christmas fair at West Teays..  I think we sold all that the moms made and  even had  people requesting the recipe.  Buy the thin silk ribbon in your favorite color (we used red) to loop through the hole at the top.  These ornaments are cute on a Christmas tree, wreath, package...or in your closet (or car) to make it smell wonderful.  I collect old cookie and biscuit cutters, so I have a lot of shapes which allow me to get very creative with the spicy, scented dough.  Enjoy this easy craft with your kids or grandkids! 

Scented Cinnamon Ornaments
(Do Not Eat!!)
1 C cinnamon
3/4 C applesauce
2 TBSP white glue
1 TBSP cloves
1 TBSP nutmeg

Combine spices;  add applesauce and glue.  Stir to combine.  Work mixture with your hands for 2-3 minutes or until the dough is smooth.  Divide into 4 parts,  Roll out each dough portion to 1/4 " thick.  Cut into desired shapes.  Make a small hole in the top of each ornament with a straw (for the ribbon).  Allow to dry at room temperature for 3-4 days.  Turn ornaments once a day for uniform drying (I dried mine on waxed paper).  Thread ribbon through the hole in the ornament.

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  1. I love this idea!! I love my house to smell like cinnamon around the holidays! New follower to your lovely blog. Would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!


  2. What a great idea! Thanks for linking us with us at
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  3. bet the whole house smells like a holiday!

  4. I've made these with my kids before. Love them! They smell yummy. They make nice little gifts from kids too.

  5. Thanks for the nice comments!!

  6. I have never put white glue in them before. I'll have to try it.

  7. I remember making ornaments like this as a kid. They smelled so good! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I can't wait to see what you share this week.

  8. How fun! We made these many years ago. I'd kind of forgotten about them. Thank you!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  9. I cannot wait to make these! My kids brought them home last year and I said then that we were going to make them and I forgot about it until now. Thank you so much for the recipe and for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)