Monday, December 12, 2016

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Hi! Crafters!

Here is another dough recipe and no you cannot eat this!! LOL!  There several different recipes below. Choose the one you like or have all the ingredients for is my suggestion. I like Recipe #4 because glitter really makes the ornament pop!

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments

Materials: Cinnamon, applesauce, wooden spoon, cookie cutters,  string or ribbon, wax paper, rolling pin, cookie cutters, cookie sheet or cooling rack, glitter pens or glitter, straw or toothpick, oven, cinnamon fragrance oil, clear acrylic

Recipe #1


1/2 cup cinnamon
1/2 cup store bought applesauce


Stir together cinnamon and applesauce with a spoon until the dough becomes stiff, and then use your hands to create a ball of dough.
Place the ball of dough on a sheet of waxed paper; flatten slightly with your fingers.
Place a second sheet of waxed paper over the top of the dough and roll out dough to about 1/8 inch thick.
Use cookie cutters or your own template shapes.
You can air dry them on a waxed paper-covered cookie sheet.  

Option you can use a a cooling rack.   Dry for 24 hours until they are completely hard.

Recipe #2
Mix 1 cup cinnamon
1 cup applesauce with 1 Tablespoon of white glue.


You want a consistency that can be rolled with a rolling pin but not quite as sticky or it will stick to your counter!
Sprinkle counter with cinnamon and roll out dough and cut with cookie cutters.
Cut a hole in shape with the straw so you will be able to hang them.
Let dry about 24 hours.
They shrink as they dry.
Cut lengths of gold thread, make loops and hang. They will keep their scent for a few years.
Refresh scent with cinnamon fragrance oil.

Recipe #3

1 cup cinnamon
1 tbsp. ground cloves
1 tbsp. nutmeg
1 tbsp. allspice
1 tbsp. ginger
3/4 cup applesauce


In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves, allspice, ginger & nutmeg. Add applesauce, stir to combine.
Work mixture with hands 2 to 3 minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut dough with cookie cutters.
Using straw or pencil, make small hole in top of ornament.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 150 degrees for 1 hour
Remove from the cookie sheet and bake on the oven racks for another hour and a half.
Use these ornaments to decorate gifts, hang on tree, etc.

Recipe #4

16 oz. jar of applesauce
8 oz. cinnamon
1 oz.  Allspice


Combine a 16 oz. jar of applesauce, 8 oz. or more of cinnamon, and 1 oz. allspice.
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness (putting plastic wrap around the rolling pin works well).
Cut out the ornaments.
While dough is still wet, poke a hole in each ornament.
Dry in a 150F oven for about 3 hours, turning halfway through.
It is time to be creative here.
If you like, you can sparkle up your ornaments with glitter. Use some glitter pens which you can get them cheap at the dollar store.


Or for extra "sparkle," mix in decorative glitter.

Make your own shapes by trimming the dough with a table knife following around patterns you've cut from cereal box cardboard.

After cutting out shapes, use a drinking straw to create holes for jewelry or ornaments.

Use toothpicks to make smaller holes for threading. Leave in dough until dry and remove.

For a wall hanging, thread a colored ribbon through the shape.

For a brooch, decorate with fabric paint and glue a metal clasp pin to the back (available at craft stores).

Decorate creations with acrylic paint or fabric.

The creations can be used as decorations on a gift box or bag.

Important note: Adult supervision and participation is required for this activity.

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