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Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments

Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments

Looking for a fun and easy holiday craft and Christmas decoration? These applesauce cinnamon ornaments bring the lovely scent of Christmas throughout the house! They are great as gifts too and kids will love making them with you!

Do you remember making ornaments as a kid like these homemade applesauce cinnamon ornaments? The holidays are a great time to get crafty with the kids. 

Making cinnamon applesauce ornaments is a fun and easy way to decorate your own Christmas tree. This is just one of many fun Christmas craft projects you can make. They are perfect as gifts for friends, teachers or family members.

If you would like to give your kids a fun activity this holiday season, try making these. It really is a fun tradition, making these little ornaments. We still have our cinnamon dough ornaments from the first time we made them!

apple cinnamon ornaments

What better way to decorate your tree than with a handmade ornament? The process is easy and a lot of fun, making it a great project for the whole family. 

The best part about this recipe? The smell! For days afterwards, your home will have a most delicious and welcoming smell of cinnamon.

These homemade ornaments will be treasured memories you can share year after year when Christmas comes around again!

Use Christmas cookie cutters that are in holiday shapes and simple shapes to make an array of easy homemade cinnamon ornaments.

Check out how simple it is to create this fun project for homemade ornaments that will last year after year by reading through the tutorial below and following along with us step-by-step.

How do you make these fun Applesauce Cinnamon ornaments?

Materials Needed: 

  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. ground cloves
  • Also needed: your favorite cookie cutters, a drinking straw, ribbon or twine, a baking sheet
apple cinnamon ornaments ingredients

Preheat oven to 200 degrees fahrenheit

In a large bowl, combine cinnamon, applesauce, nutmeg and cloves until well combined and you make a dough. 

Sprinkle the surface with a little extra cinnamon to avoid a sticky dough and then roll dough into a ball.

Roll out your dough cinnamon applesauce dough flat using a rolling pin.

Use cookie cutters in your desired shapes, cut out cinnamon shapes and lay them onto the ungreased cookie sheet.

apple cinnamon ornaments
apple cinnamon ornaments

Using a drinking straw, poke a small hole at the top of each ornament with the end of a straw to make it a hanging ornament. Be sure to leave a little bit of space as a buffer at the top so the ornament does not break.

Bake in the oven at a low temperature. Cool on a wire rack.

apple cinnamon ornaments
apple cinnamon ornaments

Once the ornaments are at room temperature, insert ribbon or twine at the top of the ornament and decorate if you would like with puffy paints, craft paint or glitter glue.

apple cinnamon ornaments

apple cinnamon ornaments

How long do applesauce cinnamon ornaments last? 

Your ornaments will last a long time. Place ornaments in a cool, dry place, wrapped in tissue paper. 

Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments

Applesauce Cinnamon Ornaments

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Looking for a fun and easy holiday craft and Christmas decoration? These applesauce cinnamon ornaments bring the lovely scent of Christmas throughout the house! They are great as gifts too and kids will love making them with you!

Materials

  • 1 cup cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. ground cloves
  • Also needed: Christmas cookie cutters, a drinking straw, ribbon or twine

Tools

  • Rolling Pin
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • parchment paper

Instructions

    Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.

    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients, mixing until well combined and a dough begins to form.

    Sprinkle your surface with extra cinnamon to avoid sticking, empty dough mixture onto the surface and knead the dough, then roll it into a ball.

    Roll out your dough flat, about 1/4 inch thick.

    Using your Christmas cookie cutters, cut out cinnamon shapes and lay them onto the parchment paper.

    Using a drinking straw, poke a hole in the ornament where you want the string to go through.

    Leave a little bit of space as a buffer so the ornament does not break.

    Bake your applesauce cinnamon ornaments in the oven for 2 hours.

    Let your applesauce cinnamon ornaments cool, add some ribbon or twine to your ornament and hang.

Notes

Your ornaments will last a long time. Place ornaments in a cool, dry place, wrapped in tissue paper. 

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Cindy

Tuesday 14th of December 2021

Can people eat these if no glue or extra adornments on them? Hopefully not a stupid question lol Cindy

momma lew

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

Not a stupid question since these ornaments ARE made with edible ingredients. But, I really don't think they would be edible with the amount of cinnamon in them.

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Anne

Saturday 24th of November 2018

I made these 15 years ago with my kids and they still are as lovely as they were when I made them. I store and wax paper in a paper box. They are still quite scented add a lovely smell to the room.

Calvin

Friday 27th of July 2018

Love the smell of cinnamon

Ashley Chassereau Parks

Monday 29th of January 2018

I used to make these with my students when I taught school! The classroom smelled SO good for the weeks we had them in the room! I meant to make them with my kids this past Christmas, but didn't get around to it! Its definitely on the list for next year.

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