Something of a childhood holiday pastime has been making a splash in recent years. The trend? Homemade cinnamon ornaments. They’re a simple, festive, and inexpensive way to decorate for the holidays—and they’ll fill up your home with the warmth and delight of cinnamon.
This three-ingredient guide is all you need to get started on making this your best year yet!
Here’s what you’ll need:
• 1 cup of cinnamon
• ½ cup of white glue
• ½ cup of applesauce
• Cookie cutters
Here’s what you’ll need to do:
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together ½ cup of applesauce and one full cup of ground cinnamon until fully blended and evenly colored. Pour in ½ cup of white school glue, and mix as thoroughly as possible.
Now it’s time to get your hands dirty! Knead the dough and smooth out any clumps of cinnamon that have not been fully incorporated. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow to sit at room temperature for one hour.
Next, you’ll want to preheat the oven to 200°F. Cut the dough in half, and roll out until ¼ inch thick. Using various shapes of cookie cutters, cut out as many shapes as you can from the dough, and carefully transfer to a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment.
Using a drinking straw or the tip of an icing nozzle, punch a hole at the top of each ornament shape so they can be hung after baking. Repeat steps until all dough has been used.
Bake at 200°F for two hours, making sure to turn over each ornament at the midway point to ensure event distribution of heat.
Allow to cool before decorating or outlining with white paint. Choose your desired ribbon or twine, and tie loops through the holes in your ornaments. Use them to decorate your home, your tree, or even as gift tags for loved ones!
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