Littlest daughter, Ivy and I spent the day making some yummy spicey scented Christmas ornaments we’d like to share with you. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Mmmmmm. Filling the house with the mouthwatering smells of pumpkin pie, hot cider, and clove spiked oranges really put our Holiday crafting mojo in high gear.
The McCormick site has a recipe for Cinnamon Ornaments that turn out just beautifully. Upon trying to find ideas to decorate these little gems I also noticed that there were several variations of the recipe floating around so I added my own touches. It’s easy to add whatever you’d like because if you find your dough to be a little on the dry side, you can just add a little bit more applesauce and if it’s a little too wet, just add a little bit more cinnamon (or another spice).
Mix ingredients until they come together to form a dough. Knead for a few minutes until you can form a dough ball. Sprinkle some cinnamon onto your surface to roll out the dough. We used cookie cutters to make our ornaments but freehand cutting would work as well. Me? Not quite that steady-handed. We made holes for hanging with a straw.
To finish, you can lay your ornaments out on a rack to dry for a few days (turning at least once a day) or put them in a 200 degree oven for a few hours. After they are dry -decorate as you wish. Ivy and I painted the front of our ornaments with mod podge and covered them in glitter. I may have mentioned before that we’re glitter fools! I imagine the spicy scent fades over time but I’ve also read that some crafters store their cinnamon ornaments in a plastic tub to keep them fragrant for many Christmases to come!
It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas!