After making baking soda clay ornaments with the kids, I stumbled upon another simple ornament recipe.
Two ingredients -- no baking.
Simply add one cup of applesauce to 2 cups of cinnamon (very gently) and stir.
Be VERY gentle measuring out the cinnamon and stirring. It will blow up in your face.
Once the cinnamon and applesauce are COMPLETELY mixed (takes about 5 minutes of stirring and then 2 min. kneading),
roll the dough out onto a cinnamon dusted surface. Dough should be about 1/4"-1/2" thick.
Cut out your ornaments with cookie cutters, poke a hole in the top and bake at 200 degrees to dry.
Need more detailed instructions? Check out my baking soda ornaments post HERE!
Need cheap cinnamon? Kirklands (Costco brand) has a two pack HERE.
I get mine in bulk at Ollies for a couple dollars, or you can check your local dollar store!
If you liked this tutorial, then you might enjoy the BOOK!
Make your own coconut oil.
Gather your own sea salt.
Grow your own grapevines for wreaths.
Give gifts naturally grown and crafted from your backyard garden.
Each chapter focuses on a plant or groups of plants and how to grow them in your home garden. Then, gather up those natural ingredients and get crafting! From lavender wreaths and hypertufa planters to lambsear angels and pickled tomatoes, there are projects for beginners on up!
Crafting with Nature is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, POWELL's! (!!!!) Booktopia (Australia!), IndieBound, Alibris, Glose.com, The Book Depository and Walmart.com. Books are also rolling out to retailers and libraries, so check for them there.
If your library does NOT have it yet, this is why you should talk to your librarian!