Christmas Cinnamon Ornaments

Recipe 1:
  • 1/2 c. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 c. applesauce
  • 1 T. tacky glue

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and stir until well blended. Work the mixture in your hands for three minutes to form a ball. If it is too dry, add more applesauce, if it is too wet, add more cinnamon. Knead into a ball on a cinnamon-sprinkled surface until it holds together well. I roll this out and use cookie cutters for the shapes. I also use a drinking straw to cut a hanging hole. These can be air-dried for 24 to 48 hours. Turn several times. They can also be baked in a slow oven.

Recipe 2:
  • 1/8 oz. apple fragrance (optional)
  • 1/8 c. orris root powder (optional)
  • 1 lb. powdered cinnamon
  • 3/4 c. applesauce

Add scent to the orrisroot and mix well. Combine with the cinnamon powder and add the applesauce. Add a tiny bit of apple cider if it's too dry, or more cinnamon if too wet. Roll out no thinner than 1/4" and cut out shapes. Use a straw to cut a hole at the top if making a hanging ornament. Dry in a dehydrator or air-dry. Let dry thoroughly and sand the rough edges with a fingernail file and paint with fabric paints.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes plus drying time
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