Learn how to make wonderfully scented Cinnamon Ornaments with a few simple ingredients! These beautifully scented ornaments are perfect for hanging on the tree or adding to a rustic centerpiece, and they make your home smell like Christmas!
Cinnamon Ornaments are simple to make and are perfect for adding a spicy scent to your home over the holidays. This is Suzy from Suzy’s Sitcom, and I’d love to share with you a simple tutorial for creating Cinnamon Ornaments!
My husband and I are currently living and working on a farm in New York. So when I saw this fun set of farm animal cookie cutters, I simply couldn’t pass them up. I grabbed a few simple ingredients and created some wonderfully scented farm ornaments! They look great in a bowl with some scented pinecones. Our little farmhouse smells amazing!
How to Make Cinnamon ornaments
The ingredients for this project are simple. But I have to warn you, the house will smell like you have just baked an entire batch of cinnamon rolls. Folks will be sticking their heads into the kitchen wanting to know what you are making…
The entire tutorial is in a printable card at the bottom of this post. But first, here is a little bit of info about the tools and supplies you’ll need.
What you need:
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- Mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons and cups
- Cinnamon (use the cheap stuff!)
- Unsweetened applesauce
- White glue
- Rolling pin
- Gallon-sized Ziploc bags
- Cookie cutters
- Straw (optional)
- Baking sheet
Tips For Mixing The Dough
In a medium sized bowl, add in the cinnamon, applesauce and glue.
Then, mix the dough with your hands to get a better mix. You want to end up with a soft ball of dough that is not too sticky. Add cinnamon if it is too sticky, and applesauce if it is too dry.
How To roll The Dough Without A Mess
I like to keep the mess down in my kitchen so my tip here is to place a gallon sized ziplock bag on the counter and add some of the dough on top of it. Then place another ziplock bag over it and roll it out. No more cleaning sticky dough off of the counters and the rolling pin!
Roll the cinnamon dough out to about 1/4″ thick and use the cookie cutters to cut out your ornaments. Thicker dough makes the ornaments more stable and less likely to bubble or warp when baking.
Want to hang your ornaments? Use the end of a straw to punch a hole in the cinnamon ornament. After baking, the hole can easily be removed.
Ornament baking tips
Place the cinnamon ornaments on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 200 degree oven for about 2-1/2 hours.
It is at this point that folks will start poking their heads into the kitchen. The smell of cinnamon will be everywhere! There will be sad faces when they realize that you are not making something that they can eat. Maybe you should have something prepared ahead of time for those hungry, sad souls who are at the mercy of your heavenly smelling ornaments.
Just a thought…
Cinnamon Decorating Ideas
Once the ornaments have cooled, you can finish any rough edges with an emory board. Ideas for finishing include decorating with glitter or puffy paints, or just leaving them rustic like I have.
Want to hang your ornaments rather than place them in a centerpiece? Those that you indented with the end of the straw are easily turned into ornaments! Simply punch out the hole and add a ribbon or twine!
My little farm animal Cinnamon Ornaments make a great rustic centerpiece on my kitchen table and add a wonderful scent to my home. They last for years! Simply store them for next year in ziplock bags. When you open that bag, the scent of cinnamon will still be there.
So…now I must bake the husband some cinnamon rolls. I’ve tortured him enough.
Here’s the printable card with everything you need to know about how to create wonderfully scented Cinnamon Ornaments!
How to make Cinnamon Ornaments
- 1-1/2 cup Cinnamon
- 1 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
- 2 tbsp. White glue
- 1 set Cookie Cutters
- 1 each straw Optional
- In a medium bowl, mix together the cinnamon, applesauce and glue to create a soft dough.
- Roll out to about 1/4" thick using a rolling pin.
- Cut the ornaments out with cookie cutters.
- To create a hole to hang, use the end of a straw to punch a hole in each ornament.
- Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 2-1/2 hours.
- Allow to cool and decorate if desired.
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