Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

The exceptional scent of cinnamon is one of the favorites of the Christmas season. The spice adds an aroma that exudes the sense of this holiday season. Here are five recipes for Christmas Ornaments of Cinnamon you can make that help scent your home, naturally.

Recipe 1:
1/2 Cup ground cinnamon
1/3 Cup applesauce, and
1 Tablespoon tacky glue

Mix in bowl and stir until well blended. Work mixture in hands for three minutes to form a ball. If it is too dry, add applesauce, if too wet, add more cinnamon. Knead ball on cinnamon-sprinkled surface until it holds together well. Roll this out and use cookie cutters for the shapes. Use a plastic drinking straw to cut a hanging hole. These can be air dried for 24 to 48 hours. Turn several times. They can also be baked in a slow oven (180 – 200 F) for 2 hours.

Christmas Cinnamon Ornaments
Recipe 2:
1 pound powdered cinnamon
3/4 Cup applesauce
1/8 Cup orris root powder (optional)
1/8 ounce apple fragrance (optional)

Add scent to the orris root and mix well. Combine with the cinnamon powder and add the applesauce. Add a tiny bit of apple cider if it’s too dry, or more cinnamon if too wet.  Roll out no thinner than 1/4″ and cut out shapes. Use a straw to cut a hole at the top if making a hanging ornament. Dry in a dehydrator or air-dry. Let dry thoroughly and sand the rough edges with a fingernail file and paint with fabric paints.
Recipe 3:
1-4 ounce can of cinnamon
1 Tablespoon cloves
1 Tablespoon nutmeg
3/4 Cup applesauce
2 Tablespoons white glue

Mix dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients Mix thoroughly. Roll out and cut shapes. Let dry several days, turning over frequently. Do not eat!!!

Recipe 4:
1 Cup cinnamon
1 Tablespoon nutmeg
1 Tablespoon allspice
1 Tablespoon ground cloves
1 Cup applesauce

Combine dry ingredients. Add applesauce a little at a time, mixing thoroughly. Roll out and cut shapes. Allow to dry 4-5 days. Paint after completely dry.

Recipe 5:
1 Cup cinnamon
1 Tablespoon cloves
1 Tablespoon nutmeg
3/4 Cup applesauce
2 Tablespoons white glue

Combine cinnamon, cloves & nutmeg. Add applesauce & glue, stir to combine, work mixture with hands for 2-3 minutes. Divide into 4 parts. Roll each to 1/4-inch thickness. Use straw or toothpick for hole. Place on wire rack & allow to dry at room temp. Turn after a day. (takes about 2 days to dry). I use white fabric paint to decorate, looks like frosting.

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