These homemade cinnamon ornaments are definitely a favorite to make and they turn out so gorgeous. They smell amazing and the ingredients are quite simple.
DIY Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe
My family had a blast making these cinnamon ornaments. We can’t wait to tell you how you can make them too.
These ornaments are so fun to make and your house will smell amazing as they bake. You are going to have a great time making these. I bet it becomes an annual family tradition.
If you like making Christmas ornaments as much as we do, you will have a blast creating different shapes and hanging them on your Christmas tree.
This recipe is very simple to put together and the dough smells amazing. Not only will your Christmas tree look nice and full but it will smell so wonderful!
Watch this video to make these cinnamon ornaments!
Let’s make DIY cinnamon applesauce ornaments!
Ingredients for cinnamon applesauce ornaments:
- ¾ cup store bought applesauce
- 1 cup Ground Cinnamon + more for dusting
- Approximately an ⅛ cup tacky glue (I used Elmer’s and just eye balled it)
- Christmas cookie cutters
- Straw to poke a hole
- Ribbon to hang
That is really all you need. These are so easy and fun to make!
How to make cinnamon ornaments:
- Step 1 – Get out a large bowl. Place all of the ingredients in the bowl.
- Step 2 – Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together in the bowl.
- Step 3 – If the cinnamon “dough” is too dry, add more applesauce. However, if it is too wet, add more cinnamon.
- Step 4 – Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to about ⅛ inch thick. I like to cut dough more on the thicker side. This will help them to last for years but you can do ¼ inch thickness if you prefer.
- Step 5 – Cut out desired shapes by using your favorite cookie cutters. Set aside after cut out shapes.
- Step 6 – Poke holes at the top of the ornaments with a straw and place on a foil lined baking sheet.
- Step 7 – Bake in a 170 degrees oven for 30 minutes. (Oven temps vary so you may need 200 degrees.)
- Step 8 – Remove and let air dry for 24 – 48 hours. I flipped mine over after 24 hours and let it to continue to dry.
- Step 9 – Add decorations or leave them beautifully plain like we did. Either option is fine.
- Step 10 – Attach ribbon and enjoy it on your Christmas tree. They will look stunning and smell amazing.
How to decorate cinnamon ornaments:
I think they are gorgeous just like they are and a simple ribbon to hang them. However, you decorate them if you would like.
Try using some of these great ideas:
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Puffy Paint
- Ribbon for Hanging
- Clear Spray Paint to seal ornaments
- food coloring
- glitter glue
- Make gingerbread men
This is a great afternoon craft project to do with the kids. Everyone can choose their decorations. I love seeing the kids’ creativity shine.
How to store cinnamon applesauce ornaments:
Place the ornaments inside an airtight container. I suggest using parchment paper in between the layers of ornaments.
These ornaments will last longer if stored in a temperature controlled environment. I would avoid garages, basements or attics as these locations can vary greatly in temperature day to day.
How long do cinnamon ornaments last?
They will last for years and years with a few helpful tips. You do not want to roll the dough too thin because they will be more likely to break.
The thinner they are, the more fragile the ornament. Just keep that in mind.
Also, you can coat each ornament with clear spray to seal it. Be sure to seal the front and back of the ornaments.
It does not take much time at all to seal these. The extra step will greatly prolong the lifetime of these ornaments. Just make sure to allow them to completely dry before using or storing.
Tips to make DIY Christmas cinnamon ornaments:
- Sometimes the dough can shift when you place your masterpiece on the baking sheet. I like to cut the hole in the ornament after I have already moved it onto the baking sheet.
This prevents the hole from becoming skewed if the dough does shift slightly.
- It also helps if you have a really good baking sheet. I actually just had to replace several of mine.
- Seal the ornaments in clear sealant so they will last for years to come.
- These ornaments will make your house smell amazing. You might want to put some around the house and not just the tree.
- Attach a homemade Cinnamon Ornament on gifts for a cute embellishments.
- As a no bake alternative, these can be dried over a 48 hour time period. They will take a 2 full days to dry if you opt not to bake them.
- Feel free to use any color you prefer for the ribbon. This can easily be changed to match your décor.
It is so fun and easy to make applesauce and cinnamon ornaments.
The kids can help and the entire family will have a blast. Lots of precious memories will be made.
We have ornaments from years ago and it is so fun looking at them each year when it is time to put up the tree. Each ornament is like a walk down memory lane and so very special.
Start making these pretty ornaments today. Leave a comment once you make them.
Try this cinnamon ornament recipe today.
You will be so glad you made these fun and pretty ornaments.
Print the instructions for Cinnamon Ornaments:
- 3/4 cup store bought applesauce
- 1 cup cinnamon + more for dusting
- about an ⅛ – cup tacky glue I used Elmer’s and I just eye balled it
- Christmas cookie cutters
- a straw to poke a hole
- ribbon to hang
- Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
- If the cinnamon “dough” is too dry, add more applesauce. However, if it is too wet, add more cinnamon.
- Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to about ⅛ inch thick (I like to cut them more on the thicker side, so they will last for years but you can do ¼ inch thickness if you prefer). Cut out shapes by using your favorite cookie cutters.
- Poke holes in the ornaments with a straw and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake in a 170 degrees oven for 30 minutes. (Oven temps vary so you may need 200 degrees.)
- Remove and let air dry for 24 – 48 hours. I flipped mine over after 24 hours and let it to continue to dry.
- Add decorations (or leave them beautifully plain like we did). Add ribbon and enjoy it on your Christmas tree.
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