Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Apple Cinnamon Ornaments

This is the first year we made apple cinnamon ornaments and they came out lovely, and the smell is heavenly. I made a garland out of some of them which we hung it at the top of our living room bookshelf.
The s and I used glitter glue to decorate them after we dried them in out food dehydrator. This sped up the drying time from days to hours. Some were left plain and hung on our tree.
3/4 c. ground cinnamon
2 tbsp. ground cloves
1 c. applesauce
1 tbsp. ground allspice
1 tbsp. nutmeg
1/8 or 1/4 inch ribbon
Mix the applesauce and the spices in a bowl. Make a ball with the dough and then roll it out between wax paper. Using Christmas cookie cutters, cut out desired shapes you can and lay them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Re-shape the scraps and repeat the procedure using all of the dough. Take a pencil and make a hole towards the top so that ribbon can pass through it later. Lay the cookie sheets in a convenient place to dry for 4 or 5 days to dry uncovered. When dry, thread the ribbon through the holes for hanging. You can decorate one side of the ornament either by gluing things to it or painting designs. Store these in a resealable plastic bag. These make wonderful Christmas gifts that make a new wonderful family tradition. These will also be good for use as a room scent or to take musty smells out of closets or amp basements besides being attractive tree ornaments
Yesterday we also made necklaces and bracelets from ribbon and jingle bells. I couldn't resist adding this picture of Kimberly enjoying her bells.


Anonymous said...

preparing for Christmas is so much fun!! Kim

"My Little Wonders" said...

How cute, and I bet they smell so nummy. Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Blessings Lori

Lisa said...

Joanne, I just love your crafts! And Kimberly looks so sweet! Look at those little cheeks! &:o) Do you have a minute for a meme ~ maybe after the Christmas rush? I'm passing along a book meme, if you haven't already been tagged for this one... It's a doozy!