|Written by grannygoodearth|
Many of us remember the fun of making homemade Christmas ornaments out of salt dough but I have found that working with cinnamon dough adds a whole new dimension of scent plus a lovely, old brown dough look. It's easy, fun and you will have a hard time resisting a little taste...just keep in mind that you've added glue!Â
The recipe for homemade Christmas ornament dough made with cinnamon is simple:
Mix 1/12 cups of ground cinnamon; 1 cup applesauce; 1/4cup white glue.Â Mix and knead until the mixture looks and feels like cookie dough.
After kneading, cover the dough and let it rest for about 30 minutes. This will give you time to gather cookie cutters, simple molds (like used with clay or Sculpey). You will also need non-stick spray if you are planning to use molds.
Knead the dough one more time and it is ready to roll or sculpt!
Cookie Cutters: Dust the dough with cinnamon and roll it out between sheets of waxed paper. Cut out â€ścookiesâ€ť just as you would the real thing. Remove the cookie and set aside to air dry. I prefer to use my dry racks for this and I find that it really moves the drying process along.
Molds: Spray the mold with non stick spray. Roll enough dough to fill the mold and dust it with additional cinnamon. Place the ball in the mold and press down. Gently remove the dough from the mold and trim off any excess. Note dough that is used in molds will take longer to dry than the flat cookies made from cookie cutters.
If you are planning on hanging your ornament, don't forget to make a little hole in your homemade Christmas cookie before it dries.
Once dry, you can use acrylic paint and other things to decorate your homemade Christmas ornaments made from cinnamon.Â
Since these homemade Christmas ornaments retain their cinnamon smell for some time, you might consider making a set of drawer sachets. These would make unique and unexpected gifts!