Here’s a great idea for cute, inexpensive yet personal gifts for relatives, friends, teachers and even yourself. Your kids will have a BLAST making them and giving them away. They make beautiful tie-ons for gifts, ornaments for trees, or even a hanging air freshener for your car.
For Cinnamon Ornaments, you just need two ingredients: a cup of applesauce and 1 (4.12 oz) bottle of ground cinnamon. Combine these two ingredients in a mixing bowl. It will become quite doughy, so be prepared to mix by hand. It is a lot like making bread! Once the two ingredients are well-mixed, roll out the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Don’t make it too thin or the ornaments will break. Use cookie cutters to cut the dough in whatever shapes you would like. Use a straw to punch a hole in the top of each ornament. Set aside on a cookie sheet or other smooth, solid surface to dry. It takes about 2-3 days for the ornaments to fully dry out. I like to turn mine over after a day or so to make sure they dry evenly.
Once the ornaments are completely dry, tie them up with a pretty ribbon for hanging. This recipe makes quite a few ornaments, depending on the size of the cookie cutters you are using, so get ready to give plenty away!