Tuesday, November 22, 2011

How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments & Gift Tags

There are lots of recipes out there to make these ornaments, but sometimes short & simple with few ingredients works best. This is the recipe that we used to make our ornaments that double as gift tags for presents this holiday season.

Cinnamon Ornaments
  • 1/2 cup ground cinnamon,
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 Tbs. Tacky glue
Mix in bowl and stir until well blended. Work mixture in hands for three minutes to form a ball. Add more applesauce (too dry) or cinnamon (too wet) if needed. Knead ball on cinnamon-sprinkled surface until it holds together well. I roll this out and use cookie cutters for the shapes. Use a drinking straw to cut a hanging hole or toothpick. These can be air dried for 24 to 48 hours. Turn several times.

Check the dollar store for cheap cinnamon. These ornaments will give a delightful scent as they hang on the packages and/or tree. They can be kept for years or as long as they hold up.

If you don't want to deal with mixing, or want to have a paintable project, then consider using air-dry clay. There is clay that needs to be baked, but why use energy to bake them when you can let them air dry over a couple days and have the same product.

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