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Cinnamon Ornaments

Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments are a great craft project to do with your kids during the holidays and they smell great too! You can pick up the ingredients at the Dollar Store. This is such a frugal project during the holidays!

Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments are a great craft project to do with your kids during the holidays and they smell great too!  You can pick up the ingredients at the Dollar Store.  This is such a frugal project during the holidays! One that the kids will really enjoy getting their hands into as well.  If you are like me you are looking for crafts to do with the kids during Christmas break.
This craft is the perfect choice because it is inexpensive to make and your house will smell like Christmas when you are done.  If you love the smell of cinnamon you are going to love this easy DIY for the kids. Be sure to put down a plastic table cloth or use a place mat for rolling out the dough to protect your table if that is a concern.   We like to hang them on our Christmas Tree.

Cinnamon Ornaments:


3/4 – 1 cup apple sauce (depends on if chunky or not – start with 3/4 and stir in more if needed)
1 cup cup ground cinnamon


Mix together applesauce and cinnamon, knead and then roll out with a rolling pin (it will form a dough).  You can sprinkle with cinnamon when rolling out if too moist. Then cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Make a hole in the top of the ornament with a straw. Let ornaments dry.  Add a ribbon after it dries and use it as an ornament or present tag.  We like to keep them from year to year in a box layered between tissue paper.

You can place plastic wrap between the dough while forming a dough ball.  This makes for less mess!  Bake the ornaments on 200 degrees for 2 1/2 hours to harden the dough.  This project also makes your house smell amazing!  I love to make these before we have company.  A built in air freshener that the kids have fun making!  There is nothing not to love about this frugal Christmas project.

Give these Cinnamon Ornaments a try.  You will be glad you did.

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  1. I made these during the fall to add to my tree and they are super simple and super smelly. They are adorable.

    1. i didn’t get it either until i read the directions for like the 10th time. lol if you’re using 1 full cup of cinnamon and equal part (1 cup) of applesauce…. i’m going to assume that it forms some sort of “dough” like consistancy.

      i agree that these directions were pretty vague if you’ve never tried to make them before. lol regardless, i think i will try it. love the smell of cinnamon and apples. 🙂

  2. Just found a recipe for exact same thing this morning to try with my kiddos…. only difference the other one says use 2 Tablespoons of tacky glue, nutmeg and cloves. Think this one sounds alot easier. Thanks for posting! =)

  3. Oh thank you! My daughter brought one of the home from school. When I asked for the “recipe”, I got shrugging shoulders. 😉

    It’s amazing how great these smell. Can’t wait to make some. 🙂

  4. I did these for the first time last year….love them! Easy, kids could do them too, and they smell sooo good. thx

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