This has been one of my favorite projects and definitely put me in a jolly mood.  These cinnamon ornaments are easy and smell amazing.

 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!

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