I love the scent of cinnamon (and smelling it has been shown to increase your energy level, too!), and these cinnamon applesauce ornaments are cute and smell wonderful. If you use an artificial tree, you could even hang these rather than purchasing a synthetic pine scent spray!
This is another great craft to do with your kids for teacher gifts, ornament exchanges, or your own tree, and if you store these ornaments in a tightly sealed bag, the scent will last for years to come.
The smell of cinnamon brings back memories of Christmas. Instead of buying a whiskbroom or pinecones scented with cinnamon, make your own ornaments out of simple ingredients that you probably have around the house. Except you might have to buy more cinnamon.
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 cup cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons white glue
- Cookie cutters
- Drinking straw
- Colorful ribbon
Mix applesauce, cinnamon, and white glue together until well blended. Spread mixture onto a flat surface — your counter, a large cutting board, or a baking sheet. Roll out until it’s 1/4″ thick.
Using cookie cutters, carefully cut the outline of your ornaments. Poke a hole at the top of each one with a straw or toothpick.
Peel away the excess and gently transfer the ornaments to a drying rack. Dry for 24 hours, flip, and dry for an additional 24 hours.
Tie with a ribbon or string to hang.
Variations: Use a mixture of spices instead of all cinnamon.
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