Heartfelt Holidays: Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments

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Applesauce cinnamon ornaments are a fun and easy craft to do with the kids. They also make great little gifts to give or a cute present topper. Plus these ornaments smell so good! I bought the applesauce and cinnamon at discount store (Sharp Shopper) which made this project very inexpensive to make.

Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments

apple cinnamon ingredients

2 Cups Applesauce
2 Cups Ground Cinnamon
Waxed Paper
Rolling Pin
Cookie Cutters

In a large bowl mix the applesauce and cinnamon. You want the dough to be thick- kind of like playdough. Once the applesauce and cinnamon were incorporated, I found it easiest to use my hands to finish the mixing. Form dough into a ball.

applesauce cinnamon dough

Place the ball of dough onto a piece of waxed paper. Place another piece of waxed paper on top and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough. You want the dough to at least be 1/4″ thick. If the dough is too thin the ornament will be too delicate when dried.

applesauce dough rolled out

Once the dough is rolled out, use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. We also molded our own shapes! If you plan on hanging the ornaments with ribbon use a straw to make a hole. Place the cut outs on a cookie sheet. We let ours dry in the window seal for about 3 days- flipping them over every day. If you are in a hurry, you can bake them in the oven at 200 degrees for 3 hours or so.

applesauce cinnamon ornaments

I glued buttons on a few of the ornaments to give them a little more color. Just use a hot glue gun to place the buttons on the ornaments.

applesauce cinnamon ornaments

Make sure to check out the rest of the Heartfelt Holiday ideas! If you have an idea for a homemade gift I would love to hear about it!

Linked at Blissful and Domestic, Tatertots & Jello, Cafe Scrapper, Diaper Diaries

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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  1. these remind me of my mom. i’m stopping by from tatertots and jello. i’d love for you to check out the huge giveaway going on at my blog- http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html

  2. Love these! I made these my first Christmas with my hubby almost 20 years ago so we would have ornaments! I still have a few. Thanks for the reminder I think I”m going to make some this year.

    I’d love for you to come link up this post in my Holiday Tips, Crafts & Recipes link up! Here it is: http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2011/11/crock-pot-pizza-soup.html
    Thanks! Susie

  3. I remember making these when I was a little girl. Mmmm…I can almost smell them! I found you through Tatertots and Jello. Thanks for sharing!

  4. love these! I just pinned them for this Christmas. Thanks for linking up and sharing:>

  5. Great idea! Bet they smell great too! Would you share them here?


  6. Sherry Lykins says:

    I am going to make these with my daughters this year for them to give as presents!! Thanks for the recipe!

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