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Cinnamon Ornaments are such a wonderful and easy handmade gift.

Perfect for friends, family, grandparents and for your own tree! These ornaments are super simple and add a delightful aroma that will remind you of the holidays. You can paint and decorate them as you choose, or just leave them plain! Either way the memories created are priceless.

Cinnamon Ornaments

Recipe Type: Decorations
Author: Amanda – Natural Living Mamma
  • 2c Cinnamon with a little extra to dust the parchment paper and rolling pin
  • 2c Applesauce
  • Parchment Paper
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • Straw
  • String, twine, or ribbon to hang the ornaments with.
  • Optional:
  • Essential oils to enhance the delicious smells of the holidays like ginger, peppermint, wild orange, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves.
  • Paint or other art supplies to decorate the ornaments with.
  1. Combine cinnamon and apple sauce and mix until you get a nice solid dough that is easily manipulated. If the dough is to dry or crumbly add 1tbsp of applesauce or water to the dough until it is the right consistency.
  2. Spread parchment paper on the table or counter, sprinkle with cinnamon to avoid the stickies and put a chunk of the dough on it.
  3. Dust the rolling pin with cinnamon and roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  4. Cut out ornaments and keep re-using all of the dough until it is gone.
  5. While they are still wet, puncture the top of the ornaments with a straw creating a hole to put your string or ribbon through.
  6. Leave on the counter to dry solid (about 2 days) or put in the oven at 200 degrees for 2-4 hours until dry.
  7. When they are dry add 2-4 drops of essential oil, decorate, and hang on your tree or give them as gifts!

That is it! Super easy and cute ornaments. My 2 year old daughter helped cut the ornaments out and stab them with straws. She definitely had fun squishing the finished ornaments before they dried too. Some of the ornaments may have been lost but the memories will last  a lifetime!

Where can you find bulk Cinnamon? Check out Mountain Rose Herbs!

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About Amanda

Amanda is a mother of two amazing toddlers. She is an herbalist, natural living guru, and real food, gluten free eating pro. She loves to help educate others on how to take control of their own health through natural living, real food, herbs, essential oils, and most of all - a positive mind set. Her other business Natural Herbal Living Magazine is all about helping people learn about how to use one herb a month on a deep and profound level.
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19 Responses to Cinnamon Ornaments – Handmade Holidays

  1. Deb Baldwin says:

    Amanda u are such a fun Mom. Aimee and I will have to make them. It sounds like fun and will smell fantastic.
    Thanks so much!

  2. What a great idea! Love it.

    Thanks for linking up to Thank Your Body Thursday!

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  5. I love this!!! I’m hoping to make them with the kids here in a day or two!

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  7. Eraina says:

    I’m not from the States & confused about the measurement 2c.

    Used to metric measurements.

    Can you let me know what 2c is please?

    Also how long do you think the ornaments would last? A few years or just 1 season?


    • Amanda says:

      2 C is 2 cups which according to this is 450 ml. We made these ornaments when we were young and my parents still have them. They last a long time.

      • Eraina says:

        Thank you
        Very helpful.
        I was racking my brain trying to think in imperial measurement what “c” could stand for. I feel so silly now, as I didn’t even think it would be cup.
        I look forward to making these with my kids.

        I live in Mauritius & often have musty smells in the house.
        I’m going to make some & put them in the wardrobes & drawers & see what happens.
        Thanx again

  8. Linda says:

    My son made these for me at school to give to me for Christmas – that was 20 years ago and I got them out the other day and they still smell of cinnamon.

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