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:

Cookie cutters

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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Answer the following question: What is your favorite thing to make/craft for Christmas?

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Comments

  • thistlewoodfarm at

    Can I tell you how much you inspire me everyday! Seriously.
    Those pictures with the tree and the ornaments…..ummmm…..over-the-top incredible!
    It is so fun having coffee with you every morning!

    blessings,
    karianne

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You are so sweet! The feeling is mutual! I’m so glad we are able to inspire each other.

  • JuneA** at

    Loving the branches in the red vase! And of course,your ornaments & wreaths add just the right touch!! I agree with Karianne, “over-the-top incredible!”

    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    • JuneA** at

      LOL I’m getting forgetful in my old-age. I like to make beaded ornament wraps. I don’t get many done, but it’s almost a zen thing.

  • Funky Junk Interiors at

    I have ALWAYS wanted to make these ornaments but have never taken the time. Thanks for the encouragement once again! LOVE your giveaway… seriously swooning here…

    And I’m with KariAnne, I’m enjoying my coffee with you too! haha

  • karen@somewhatquirky at

    I haven’t made these in 20 years! But your charming vignette makes me want to get in the kitchen and make some today. Maybe for Valentines day?

  • elizabeth at

    Just found your blog. I love the cinnamon ornaments and dried apple slices. Love your tree. I will visit often. You are very talented!

  • Sam I Am...... at

    Michael, I haven’t been by in a awhile and now YOU are my Christmas present! So much beauty and inspiration you give to us all! Thank you! I can’t wait to go back and see what I’ve missed! Love the acorns…shame on you! You should have asked…I am surrounded by oak trees! If you need some just let me know and I’ll send them to you every year if you want. I had no idea people would pay for them? Ummm????…no, just kidding….I get so much from you I could never repay YOU enough! You keep me humming…literally! Happy Holidays!

  • Marianne Songbird at

    Oh, you can’t ate them! But they look delicious and seriously gorgeous. I love the while display. Just lovely, really lovely.

  • Anonymous at

    I used to make the cinnamon ornaments with the girls when they were little. Now they have their own children. I am looking forward to doing these again with my grandchildren. Thank you for the reminder.

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