Cinnamon Applesauce Dough Ornaments
I’m excited about sharing my cute little cinnamon applesauce dough ornaments, along with the recipe so you can make some, too! These were a fun and simple project that produced the cutest little clove and cinnamon scented ornaments you’ve ever seen. Let’s jump right in!
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Doing Myself a Favor
Every year at the salon, we give little Christmas favors to our clients around Christmas time. For years, we bought travel-size hair sprays, shampoos, and lotions to give away. These products used to be reasonably priced for buying in bulk, but over the years as prices have increased, it just wasn’t a feasible option anymore. I can still usually get some purse-size lotions for a good price, and I give those away freely.
For my more regular clients, those who visit the salon once a week or more, I like to do something a little more special. Last year, in the spirit of my handmade Christmas, I made little hand warmers that they could pop in the microwave for 30 seconds and tuck into coat pockets. These little heart-shaped sacks of rice were well-received, and they were so cute!
I decided to go the handmade route again this year, because it’s just so much more personal, and affordable! I found some neat ideas while surfing Pinterest (imagine that!), so I gathered some ingredients and put these great ideas to use to make my cinnamon applesauce dough ornaments!
christmas ornament recipe
First, I found this awesome article on another blog, www.katyelliot.com. Here is a link to the post. rnaments that make your house smell good? Yes, please! I couldn’t wait to give these a try; there’s nothing like the smell of cinnamon and cloves at Christmas time!
This Christmas ornament recipe is simple:
1 1/2 cups cinnamon
1 cup applesauce
1 tablespoon ground cloves
Katy Elliot says 2 tablespoons of cloves, but this was the recipe I used and they turned out great. I also didn’t grind my own cloves; the already ground ones worked fine. Start with just one cup of cinnamon and the one cup of applesauce, mix that well, then add the tablespoon of ground cloves. After mixing that in well, add the remaining 1/2 cup of cinnamon in gradually until the dough rolls out easily without sticking.
I used additional cinnamon for sprinkling the surface and the dough when rolling, and it all worked in well and didn’t change the appearance of the ornaments. Cut them out in whatever shapes you like, poke holes in them (I used a hard plastic straw), and bake at 200 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
I did this at night, then left them in the oven overnight. They are hard and dry, just as they should be! I’m now in love with cinnamon applesauce dough ornaments, guys. They’re just perfect!
diy handmade christmas ornaments
Do you have an affection for DIY handmade Christmas ornaments, as well? Want to make your own? I went to a discount store for my ingredients, but you could really save even more if you ordered your supplies in bulk. You can snag a whole pound of ground cinnamon on Amazon for just $11.58 at the time I’m writing this. I also found four 24 oz. jars of applesauce for just $$19.99!
I already had ground cloves and a great little set of miniature cookie cutters in Christmas shapes (here are some super-cute shapes for just $5.95). I plan to give five ornaments to each of my weekly clients, so the cost of this gift was minimal. I also have a plentiful stock of cute little ribbon and jute twine, and some fun packaging materials. (I did the research on ribbon, too…check these out on Amazon!)
These little packs of easy handmade ornaments are just perfect for my regular ladies, and I’m planning to gift some to family and friends, as well. They smell heavenly, and it really went through the whole house when they were baking! You really should consider making some yourself, for you or to gift! I also strung three or four on one loop of jute twine, made it large enough to hang on a rear-view mirror, and stuck it Madre’s truck the other day. What a fantastic air freshener! We were out shopping together, and every time we got back in the truck it was like stepping into Cinnabon! Yum!
another christmas ornament recipe coming soon
I also found a great recipe for pure white, porcelain-type baking soda and cornstarch ornaments. I have some baking in a 200 degree oven as we speak, but I’m nervous about these. The dough was very fragile, so I hope these hold up after baking. If so, I’ll share those with you next week.
Eh, who am I kidding? You guys know me well enough to know, I’ll probably share them even if they turn out crappy.
Wednesday I am sharing my thoughts on flat-iron use for beginners…I wonder if all of this switching gears is annoying to my readers? I know some of you may not give a flip about crafts, and some of you couldn’t care less about hair and beauty, but the schedule is such that you can just skip Mondays, or skip Wednesdays. Hopefully, you won’t skip any days because I’m so entertaining that you just can’t stop yourself from reading!
X, O, X, O, Martie