Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
If you are looking for a Christmas ornament crafting project this year, you won’t be disappointed. Cinnamon dough is not edible and this recipe includes some glue to hold them together for many Christmases.
Makes approximately 10 ornaments
- 1 cup ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup natural unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tablespoons white glue
- Rolling pin
- Mason jar
- Evergreen leaves
- Dehydrator (optional)
Mix together the cinnamon and applesauce. Then add the glue. At first, the mixture may feel dry, but set aside the spoon and get in there and mix the dough with your hands. The more you mix and knead the cinnamon dough, the better the consistency.
Press evergreen leaves into the dough and gently roll over them with the rolling pin to get a strong impression.
Use the mason jar to cut circle shapes out around the leaf imprints. You could also use cookie cutters to cut out different shapes.
Use a straw to make a hole in the ornament for the string.
Set the ornaments on the trays of a dehydrator for 6-10 hours. If you don’t have a dehydrator, you can dry them in the oven on 200 degrees for a few hours. keep an eye on them to make sure they dry and don’t bake. They can also air dry, but it will take much longer. This is a wonderful project to do before you have guests coming over because it makes the house smell Christmassy!
Thread some baker’s twine through the ornaments when they are dry, and they are ready to hang on the tree or give as gifts.
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