Last year I made DIY salt dough ornaments. They were penguins and Santa faces made out of the shapes of my son's hands and feet.
I thought those ornaments were really cute and couldn't wait to make more homemade ornaments this year. I had seen cinnamon ornaments on Pinterest and thought they looked interesting.
The ornaments are made out of cinnamon, unsweetened applesauce, and glue. I picked my cinnamon up at Dollar Tree - no need to spend too much on more expensive brands 🙂 I used 1 1/2 cups cinnamon, 2 1/2 cups applesauce, and 2 tablespoons of glue.
After mixing up the ingredients with a spoon, I used my hands to finish working the dough.
If your dough is too dry or too wet, just add either more applesauce or cinnamon to get the right consistency.
I put my dough between 2 pieces of parchment and rolled it out (I also do this when I'm making sugar cookies) to about 1/4 of inch thick. Then I used my Christmas themed cookie cutters.
After using the cookie cutter, I used a straw to make a small hole so I could hang the ornament on our tree.
Once I had all of my shapes cut out, I placed them on another piece of parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet. I baked the ornaments at 200 degrees for 2 hours. My house smelled AMAZING!
At such a low temperature, the ornaments really didn't need much time to cool down. I decided that I wanted to decorate the ornaments with white puff paint so they would look like gingerbread cookies. (sorry for the blurry picture)
Once the puff paint was dry, I added a ribbon and the ornaments went straight onto my Christmas tree.
I love them! And I understand these cinnamon ornaments will last for years and still smell great.
Well, I hope you enjoy these ornaments as much as I do and have yourself a Merry Christmas!