Decorate your Christmas tree with the most adorable Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments this year! This easy DIY craft is perfect for friends and family of all ages. All you need is cinnamon, applesauce, and some of your favorite cookie cutters to make these festive ornaments.
Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe
It feels as if we live in a world of professionally decorated Christmas trees nowadays. While expensive matching ornaments that are specifically color coded to compliment each other sure are pretty, there’s something so warm and cozy about seeing homemade ornaments on the Christmas tree!
Christmas is a time to celebrate love and family, and making these ornaments is the perfect way to spend time with your little ones. There’s nothing quite like making a Christmas craft with the kids to really celebrate the season, after all! This craft isn’t just cute and fun, it’s also a way to solidify a family memory and start a tradition for generations to come.
While the ornaments themselves aren’t meant to be eaten, I’m sure your kids (and possible even yourself) might be licking your fingers a few times during the process! Cinnamon and applesauce are the only tasty ingredients you’ll need to make these homemade ornaments, so it’s hard not to snag a little taste here and there. Don’t worry – I don’t think Santa will put you on the naughty list for it!
Why you’ll love this Homemade Ornaments recipe
- Festive – There are certain things my family does during the holidays that fill me with that festive feeling, and making these ornaments is one of them.
- Adorable – You’ll love looking at your Christmas tree and seeing the adorable homemade ornaments from your kids! It’s a warm, fuzzy feeling that just can’t be beat.
- Quality Time – This is a pretty old fashioned DIY craft, and I love it for that reason! This is a tried and true way to get your kids excited to spend quality time with you during the holiday season.
How to make 2 Ingredient Cinnamon Ornaments for your Christmas Tree
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Combine the cinnamon and applesauce to form a soft dough.
- Roll the rough out.
- Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut shapes in the dough.
- Transfer the pieces to a baking sheet.
- Use a straw or toothpick to make holes.
- Continue this process until you’ve used all of the dough.
- Allow the ornaments to dry completely. You can leave them on the counter, or pop them in the oven.
- Run a string of ribbon through the hole, then hang them on your Christmas tree!
Can I decorate the ornaments?
Yes, you sure can! These cinnamon ornaments are super cute all on their own, but you can certainly get crafty with them as well. Just be sure to use things like craft glue, glitter, and other non-edible decorations for the best results, as these ornaments aren’t intended to be eaten.
Also, you’ll want to only decorate the ornaments once they’re completely cooled off and at room temperature.
Do they smell good?
Believe me when I say this – half of the reason I love these ornaments is for the smell! They won’t just make your kitchen smell good when you’re making them, but they’ll also give your Christmas tree a lovely note of cozy cinnamon.
How long will homemade cinnamon ornaments last?
If stored carefully, these ornaments will last for year! I love making these every year with my family, so I usually write the year they’re made with marker on the back fo each ornament. It’s a great way to remember when you spent that time with your family!
Recipe Tips and Tricks
- These ornaments aren’t made to be eaten, but they’re also non-toxic. If your little one takes a bite, it won’t be the end of the world, but they also probably won’t enjoy it too much.
- You can use inexpensive generic cinnamon! No need to break out the fancy stuff for this easy craft.
- Have fun with several different festive cookie cutters!
Spend quality time with your family this holiday season by making these super cute cinnamon ornaments!
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Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe
- 1 cup ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup applesauce
- In a medium bowl combine the cinnamon and the applesauce until a soft dough forms.
- Roll the dough out until it is about ¼ inch thick.
- Use cookie cutters to carefully cut shapes out of the dough.
- Transfer the pieces to a baking sheet and use a straw or toothpick to make holes (to add string to hang the ornaments).
- Continue re-rolling the dough and cutting out shapes until you have used all of the dough.
- Allow the ornaments to dry completely by either leaving them at room temperature for 24 hours or baking for 2 hours at 200 degrees.
- Run string or ribbon through the holes and hang your ornaments on your tree.