Welcome back, everyone!! It’s Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas.
Yesterday I showed you how to make dried apples. We used those apples to make cute little wreaths and simple ornaments. Today we are making cinnamon applesauce ornaments!
Although these ornaments aren’t for eating, they are as cute as a button and will make your entire house smell fabulous!
Let’s get crafting!
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 cups applesauce
3 cups ground cinnamon (Buy it in large-size containers at a variety store. So much cheaper!)
Additional cinnamon is needed for rolling out the dough.
You’ll also need:
Small drinking / stirring straw
Baker’s twine or ribbon
Fine grit sandpaper
Let’s get going.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine applesauce and cinnamon until a smooth ball of dough is formed. Using about half of the dough at a time, roll it out on a surface generously dusted with cinnamon. The dough will be sticky. If needed, add more cinnamon while rolling it out.
Using cooking cutters, cut out shapes.
With a straw, make a hole at the top of each ornament. Place the ornament on a baking sheet.
Bake for two hours. Turn ornaments halfway through the baking process for even drying.
Cool ornaments on a wire rack. If necessary, use a fine grit sandpaper on the ornament edges to eliminate any imperfections. Insert baker’s twine or ribbon through hole.
That’s it! It’s time to decorate.
I used my ornaments, along with dried apple slices from yesterday, to decorate some twigs.
This makes the perfect festive display for a hall table or a dining room table or sideboard. So cute, right?
I also hung some of my painted acorns on the tree for a splash of color. You can learn how to make those here.
Like the dried apple slices, these cinnamon applesauce ornaments make such a cute addition to any package you may be wrapping.
You can literally tie them anywhere for an adorable (and great smelling) detail.
Now it’s time for another little surprise! Guess who is hosting today’s giveaway? Yes, I am!!
Since so many of you loved it, I’ve decided to give away a 100-yard (yes, 100-yards) spool of burlap ribbon! Remember, I used it to decorate my tree? It’s also great for wrapping around presents, tucking into a garland, or handing wreaths. The possibilities are endless!
I’ll also be throwing some surprise gifts into the package!
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