Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Scented Ornaments

These ornaments smell amazing! I wanted to make them last year and then time got away from me so I put it on top of my to-do list for this holiday season! My preschooler had a blast helping be dig through all my cookie cutters and find just the right ones for this project. We made snowmen, Christmas trees, crosses, gingerbread men, stars, candy canes, and even threw in a train or two.

These are super simple to make, just make sure you allow yourself about 3 days for them to dry. At first I laid them out on waxed paper on our counter and would flip them over each morning to make sure both sides were able to dry out. Then on the last day (when they were really starting to harden up) I laid them on a cookie rack to dry one last day. They look {and smell} wonderful on our Christmas tree!

Scented Ornaments
Source: Family Fun

1 c. regular applesauce (not the chunky variety)
1 1/2 c. ground cinnamon
1/3 c. white glue
Assorted cookie cutters
Drinking straw
Colored ribbon

In a mixing bowl, stir together ingredients. Form the mixture into a ball, wrap it in plastic and chill for at least 30 minutes until the "dough" stiffens.

Sprinkle more cinnamon on a cutting board or a waxed-paper-lined surface, and turn the chilled dough onto it. Dust a rolling pin with cinnamon and use it to roll out the dough to a 1/4-inch thickness (if it's thinner than that, the ornaments will be too fragile).

Cut out decorative shapes with assorted cookie cutters or a butter knife, then use a plastic drinking straw to make a hole through the top center of each cutout.

Let the ornaments air-dry completely before stringing them with ribbon.

1 comment:

  1. Came acrross your blog for the first time today looks very delicious.
    These ornaments smell wonderful !