Welcome to Day 3 of Ornament Week!
Today’s DIY Ornament Tutorial: Cinnamon Gingerbread Ornaments!
I love this idea because:
- The whole house smells AMAZING when you make these because you use real cinnamon
- So easy you can do it with kiddos
- They make great gifts
- There are so many ways to customize your gingerbread creations (for pets, hobbies, etc.)
These ornaments won’t last forever, but they will last for at least a few years. And they will smell less like cinnamon with each passing year.
Also, these are not intended for human consumption. Don’t eat them, guys.
Step 1: Make the Dough
- 1 cup applesauce
- 1 1/4 cup ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground cloves
Step 2: Roll, Cut, Bake
Sprinkle a clean surface with ground cinnamon and roll out the dough to the desired thickness.
Use cookie cutters to cut shapes. Make holes using the end of a straw for hanging them.
Place your shapes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a 200-degree oven for 2 hours until rock hard.
Step 3: Add Paint and String
Once cooled, use craft paint to decorate your ornaments. Tie decorative string or ribbon through the holes you made to hang them
Step 4: Display!
Add these to your big tree or opt for a small themed tree like me.
Maybe just don’t hang them at a level where your dog might want to eat them….
Tell me how your gingerbread ornaments turn out in the comments!
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