Radio Silence and the Smell of Cinnamon

I have been outrageously busy, crazy, and manic for the last few weeks. This weekend offered the opportunity to unwind, do laundry, and generally appreciate the home we’ve made. I wanted to smell cinnamon since the holiday season is upon us, so I went way back to the archives of my childhood memories, to make cinnamon ornaments.  Back then, we used a little star cookie cutter. This year I went for tiny trees and hearts.  I had a few furry helpers around the house to watch the progress. Holiday

This recipe is super easy and relatively inexpensive.

For supplies, I used my homemade apple sauce, cinnamon and glue from the local dollar outlet. This batch cost me less than $4.00 to make two dozen 3 inch cinnamon ornaments.craft-1-2a

I use these little holiday reminders instead of gift tags and plan to use them to complete the homemade christmas bundles I will be passing out.

Here is what you will need:

1 Cup of Cinnamon

1/3 cup Applesauce

1/2 cup white glue


Directions: Add Cinnamon and Applesauce together until dry blended. Add glue using a spatula and mix into a dry ball of dough.  Give it a 15 minutes to settle, then separate into quarters. Using a rolling pin on a hard surface, roll to 1/4 inch and use cookie cutters in any size. Using a toothpick, create a hole through for hanging.  craft-13acraft-2acraft-4acraft-8a

craft-11acraft-3acraft-6aYou can either bake for an hour at 200 (f) degrees or air dry overnight, flipping occasionally to make sure they stay straight thoughout the drying process.  Be sure to have your helpers nearby to keep an eye on things.craft-5a