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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.

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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 possibly 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!

  1. Combine the cinnamon and applesauce to form a soft dough.
  2. Roll the rough out.
  3. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut shapes in the dough.
  4. Transfer the pieces to a baking sheet.
  5. Use a straw or toothpick to make holes.
  6. Continue this process until you’ve used all of the dough.
  7. Allow the ornaments to dry completely. You can leave them on the counter, or pop them in the oven.
  8. Run a string of ribbon through the hole, then hang them on your Christmas tree!

Can I decorate cinnamon 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.

Do cinnamon ornaments 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!

Can I eat cinnamon ornaments?

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!

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!

If you make this recipe be sure to leave us a comment or rating. Enjoy!

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Cinnamon Ornaments Recipe

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.

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  • ▢ 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!

Storage: Store cinnamon ornaments in an airtight container or Ziplock bag in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.

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In today’s post: These 2-ingredient cinnamon ornaments are fun and easy for kids to make, and you’ll love the way they make your house smell!

Ok people, this here isn’t a new idea – cinnamon ornaments have been around for years – but if you haven’t tried making them yet you should. They’re easy to make and fairly inexpensive, so you can make new ones whenever you want, but they will also last from year to year. The best part is that they smell absolutely heavenly.

Easy Homemade Cinnamon Ornaments

This is one of those kid craft ideas that really is as fun and easy as it seems! They do take a while to bake, so plan to make them one day and decorate them the next.

Or leave them plain! The pretty cinnamon color doesn’t really need embellishing…but if your kids are anything like mine they’ll be anxious to go to town with the glitter glue 😉

Cinnamon Ornament Supplies

You’ll need equal parts cinnamon and applesauce for these ornaments. I used about 1 and 1/4 cup of each and we made 18 ornaments using standard size cookie cutters. When you’re buying cinnamon, look for larger containers of the cheap generic brands – no need to pay more for the name brand. If you happen to live near a WINCO you can get cinnamon in bulk extremely inexpensively. Generic applesauce works great as well!

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Here’s a quick video that shows the whole process, and written instructions follow:

Recipe source: McCormick

Mix the cinnamon and applesauce together in a large bowl. You will need to use your hands to get them fully incorporated. When completely mixed the dough should have a stiff cookie dough consistency – you want to be able to form it into a ball that holds together quite easily without it being too sticky to work with. Add more cinnamon or applesauce if needed to get that consistency.

Next, use a rolling pin to roll out a third of the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap to a 1/4 inch thickness. Don’t go thinner than 1/4 inch or the cinnamon ornaments will be too difficult to handle and easy to break. Remove the top layer of plastic wrap and cut out shapes using cookie cutters.

Move ornaments to a cookie sheet that is lined with a non-stick baking mat or parchment paper. If you don’t have either of those, place a cooling rack on top of your cookie sheet and place ornaments on that. Using a straw, poke a hole at the top of each ornament. If you’ve made smaller ornaments, you could also use a skewer or toothpick to poke a hole, ensuring it’s big enough that you’ll be able to thread twine through it.

Bake the ornaments in your oven at 200 degrees for about two and a half hours, until they feel dry and hard. This is when your house is going to really smell fantastic!

Once the ornaments are cool, you can start to decorate. We used puffy paint, glue and glitter, sticky backed gems, and a few other items from my craft stash.

Thread twine or ribbon through the hole at the top of each ornament and tie twine in a loop. Hang the ornaments on your Christmas tree and enjoy the cinnamon smell!

You can store ornaments and re-use them year to year. It’s best to store them tightly sealed in a plastic food storage container with a lid. This will keep them dry and protected so they should last year after year.

Homemade cinnamon ornaments take just 2 ingredients and are fun + easy to make – plus they smell so good!

  • 1 cup Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Applesauce
  • Decorations optional

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  • Mix the cinnamon and applesauce together in a large bowl, using your hands if needed to bring them together in a stiff dough.

  • Next, roll out a third of the dough between two piece of plastic wrap to a 1/4 inch thickness. Remove the top layer of plastic wrap and cut out shapes using cookie cutters.

  • Move ornaments to a lined cookie sheet. Using a straw, poke a hole at the top of each ornament.

  • Bake the ornaments at 200 degrees for about two and a half hours, until they feel dry and hard.

  • Once the ornaments are cool, decorate the ornaments if desired. Thread twine or ribbon through the hole at the top and tie a knot.

You can make any size batch you’d like; just be sure to use the same amount of cinnamon as applesauce.

We made a bunch of ornaments, but this little snowman was everyone’s favorite:

My kids LOVED making these, and every time I walk past the tree I can smell the cinnamon. Since they are completely dried, it’s ok to pack these up at the end of the season with the other Christmas decorations until next year. They’re pretty sturdy (although if you try to snap one in half you’ll be able to) and should last for years.

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CINNAMON TREE (DIY home decoration)

We are constantly making Christmas tree decorations and Christmas decorations for the home with our own hands. A cinnamon tree is my old dream. And a year ago, I did it. I made two Christmas trees: one for my son's class teacher, the other for my mother. Tell me how did you do it?

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A cinnamon tree is quick and easy to make!

We need:

- cinnamon sticks (even in chain grocery stores near the house)
-
star anise star, but this is not necessary
- strings, waxed cords, anything natural
- decorations, but not necessary
– glue (glue gun or instant glue)

First, I sorted out the sticks by size and quality. The wreckage will also be needed, but do not break anything on purpose, it will appear by itself.

I made marks on cinnamon sticks by eye. I used a white pencil, but you can color, plain or scratch with a needle.

Now we need to cut the sticks. I sawed with a hacksaw for metal. Can be cut with a serrated knife. If there is nothing like that, then you need to wet the sticks, and cut the already wet ones with a large knife or scissors.

Look, maybe you have already cut pieces for half of another Christmas tree?

This is not yet a cinnamon tree, just a collection kit.

All photos are clickable!

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We will, of course, fasten the cinnamon-Christmas tree “logs” with ropes. But before you cut them, you need to measure, at least once. We will wrap with a wave. That is, each cinnamon stick is wrapped around two strings that cross at the top and bottom. And there will be nodules at the top and bottom. In general, you need a reserve. And yes, we need a loop, with a rope for a loop and we will tie two ropes in the middle with which we will fasten the “logs”.

I made the star for the cinnamon tree from star anise. His husband bought it a long time ago for some culinary delight. Didn't cook. From the wreckage, I chose a decent one and used it for decorative purposes. But it can be made from pieces of cinnamon, orange peel. It doesn't have to be a star. It can be a ball, rhombus or curl.

Star anise has "rays", and therefore we need a "neck" between the cinnamon "body" of the tree and the prickly head.

All photos are clickable!

For the neck I used a piece of cinnamon, I tucked a string into it. I made a loop and glued it on. glued with a glue gun. Everything fell apart at first. I took up the "Second" glue. I glued it, but I needed it for another business, I had to postpone it. I picked up the glue gun again, but changed the rod. Here he glued perfectly. In order not to stick out huge drops of polyethylene, I carefully smeared it.

Now it's time to knit logs. First on one side, then on the other. Pull it up a couple more times. And here I glued the places of interception with the lower knots with second glue.

I presented this Christmas tree together with a postcard with a mouse to my son's class teacher.

As always, the photos are clickable.

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The cinnamon tree given to my mother is slightly different.

I put a narrow, flattened cinnamon stick down as a stem. She braided it and the transverse “logs” with a waxed cord. Too bad I didn't take a photo. But I think you will understand with your hands if you decide to repeat.

I cut wet cinnamon into curls with a knife, glued them with instant glue, like coffee beans.

While the Christmas tree made of cinnamon and star anise is fresh, not to say that it “strikes”, but it barely smelled. Warm, cozy, delicious.

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Scented with orange and cinnamon. How to make fragrant Christmas decorations | New Year in Irkutsk

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Three variants of wraparound Christmas decorations. / Lyudmila Polyakova / AiF

The world has been divided into three parts: someone has already decorated the Christmas tree, someone is just planning, and someone is not going to do it at all. What is the best way to dress up a green beauty? Of course, you can buy beautiful toys, or you can please yourself and your loved ones with homemade ones. "AiF-Irkutsk" offers to make fragrant Christmas tree decorations. They are perfect for live and artificial Christmas trees.

In the style of minimalism

To create a Christmas decoration we need:

- orange;

- cinnamon sticks;

- tapes.

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Step 1 – Cut the orange into circles and dry them in the oven. Part of the slices can be sprinkled with cinnamon:

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Step 2 - Take a cinnamon stick and tie it with a ribbon:

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Step 3 - Pull the ribbons through the middle of the orange:

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Step 4 - We decorate each other with a bow from another ribbon. Toy ready:

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Orange stack

To create a Christmas tree decoration, we need:

- dried orange slices;

- cinnamon sticks:

- bay leaf;

- tapes.

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Step 1 - Tie a ribbon around the cinnamon stick:

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Step 2 - We string several bay leaves on the tape:

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Step 3 - Supplementing the composition with circles of oranges:

Photo: AiF

Step 4 – Finish with laurel leaves and cinnamon stick:

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

More cinnamon

- cinnamon sticks;

Dried orange slices;

- tape.

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Step 1 - Take a few cinnamon sticks and tie it with a ribbon:

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Step 2 - We pass the ribbons through one slice of orange:

Photo: AIF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Step 3 - We tie the ribbons together:

Photo: AiF / Lyudmila Polyakova

Fragrant New Year! With coming!

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