Showing posts with label cinnamon ornaments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cinnamon ornaments. Show all posts

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A recipe for giving!

Okay, true confession time.
I'm a crafter. When I pull into
my local Michael's store, I think
they all start Snoopy dancing
with joy because they know I've
come up with some insane
project that will require at
least ten trips to their store and
a blown paycheck. Seriously.

On the upside of this character flaw, however, I have a bazillion ideas for cute homemade gifts (because I genuinely believe those are the best kind -- except for alcohol -- in my experience that should be bought;-).

So, here is one of my favorites, which has proven to be a huge hit with
teachers, grandparents and co-workers!
Cinnamon Scented Ornaments!


1 1/2 cups ground cinnamon
1 cup applesauce
1/4 cup white school glue
(like Elmer's)
Plastic food wrap
Rolling pin
Wax paper
Cookie cutters
Straw or awl
White glue
Ribbon to hang

The How To's:

Mix cinnamon, applesauce, and glue together in a bowl. The dough should be as thick as cookie dough. Add a bit of water if the dough is too stiff. Remove from bowl and knead. Put it back in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let sit for at least a half hour. Roll the dough between waxed paper until it's between 1/2" thick and 1/4" thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Use a straw or an awl to punch a hole for the ribbon to hang. Place the shapes on a piece of clean wax paper. They will take 3-5 days to dry, and you will need to turn them over a couple of times a day for them to dry evenly and flat. When dry, decorate with glue and glitter and thread a piece of ribbon or yarn through the hole to hang.

This is a wreath I made for mother
in law with each of the grandkiddos
as a gingerbread boy/girl. The nice
thing about these ornaments is they
retain the lovely scent of cinnamon
for years!

Happy crafting, everyone!


Coming January 2011
"A sublime mystery" -- says
Genre Go Round Reviews!

And speaking of gifts, Krista's newest release makes a perfect gift!
And don't miss out on her cookie contest!

Krista's Christmas
Cookie Contest

Krista Davis is celebrating the upcoming release
of her new holiday mystery, The Diva Cooks a Goose.

She's holding a delicious contest!
Send Krista your favorite cookie recipe
at Krista at KristaDavis dot com and you might win!