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!