Thursday, December 13, 2012

{Holiday Craft} Cinnamon Ornaments and Gift Tags

Are you feeling the stress of the holidays? Don't let it get in the way of having fun. Create these adorable cinnamon ornaments and gift tags for your gifts. The kids will love helping with these, too! If you are looking for edible holiday gift ideas, check our 30 Days of Christmas Goodies too!
These things are SO EASY to make! These ornaments can last for years. We has a few that are over 15 years old. This recipe was first given to me over 20 years ago when I was a new bride by my auntie. We wrap them well each year to try and preserve with them the other Christmas Ornaments.

Easy Cinnamon Ornament Recipe (non edible)

Ingredients

1/3 cup cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice or ginger
1/4 cup applesauce (natural or unsweetened)
2 teaspoons craft glue

Directions

1-In a small bowl, mix all together.
2-Roll out on a well floured (we just use cinnamon as the "flour") area to 1/4 inch - 1/2 inch thick. 
3-Use cookie cutters to make shapes.
4-Use a straw to poke a hole where you will want the string to go through to hang. 
5-Let air dry for 2-3 days.
6-Speed up the process and make your house smell great by baking to dry in a 150 degree oven for one hour on each side. If they aren't super hard once you remove them then give them 6-12 hours of dry time outside the oven. 
7-Use white glue, hot glue puffy paint (that is what we use) or paint to give the ornaments a frosted look. Save time for that to dry, too.





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QueenB said...

i would like to have these RIGHT NOW Please! i love the smell of gingerbread. and the taste.

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