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.
What’s in this Cinnamon Ornament Recipe?
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!
- Cinnamon: Gives the dough structure, color, and a delicious scent!
- Applesauce: Adds moisture to the dough to create a clay-like consistency.
Pro Tip: You can use inexpensive generic cinnamon! No need to break out the fancy stuff for this easy craft.
Variations on Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
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.
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.
I know they smell delicious, but I don’t recommend it! While they are totally safe to eat, the amount of cinnamon would surely be overwhelming and unpleasant!
No, these ornaments do not rot or mold if properly stored, although they will start to lose their smell over time.
If you find that your ornaments are breaking, you may need to add more applesauce (moisture) to the dough to make it less brittle. You can also try adding a bit of craft glue for an even stronger dough.
You can use acrylic paint, glitter, or puff paint. You can even decorate these with Sharpies!
Yes, you can use it to attach beads, paper, or fabric or as a sealer to keep the decorations looking their best.
How to Store
If stored carefully, these ornaments will last for a year! I love making these every year with my family, so I usually write the year they’re made with marker on the back of each ornament. It’s a great way to remember when you spent that time with your family!
Sip on some homemade hot cocoa while you make this festive craft!
Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe
- 1 cup ground cinnamon 144 grams
- ¾ cup applesauce 188 grams
- Kitchen Scale (optional)
- Rolling Pin
- In a medium bowl, combine the cinnamon and the applesauce until a soft dough forms.1 cup ground cinnamon, ¾ cup applesauce
- 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°F.
- Run string or ribbon through the holes and hang your ornaments on your tree.
- 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!