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Even my crafts somehow seem to be all about food. These Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament do not taste good, but you will be caught smelling them over and over and wishing they were edible. Even my big kids still like making these ornaments.
As you know, this year we adopted a “REAL dog” as my kids say. They could not wait to make her an ornament.
You can make these Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament just after Thanksgiving and enjoy the Christmas aroma in the entire house for a while. Even the ornaments we made last year still smell great!
Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament – Purchase the cinnamon and applesauce at the dollar store or use non-brand, since you will be using a lot of it.
- 3 cups ground cinnamon
- 3 cups applesauce
- 2 teaspoon allspice
- 2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 teaspoon nutmeg
Mix all the spices and add the applesauce a little at a time. The mixture should have the consistency of play-dough. If it is too dry, add applesauce by the tablespoon until it feels like play-dough. Roll out the cinnamon applesauce dough to 1/4 inch thick.
If the mixture is too sticky to work with, sprinkle it with additional cinnamon. Equal parts of cinnamon and applesauce should work great to start with. Cut out into shapes with cookie cutters. Use a straw and insert a hole in the top of the ornament to place string, ribbon or wire through it.
You can also write your name and date using something pointed to poke small holes.
Place on a cookie sheet to dry 4 to 5 days or turn the oven on warm and place in the oven. However you dry the ornaments, make sure you turn them over when the top side is dry so that the other side can dry as well.
How was Cinnamon used in the Bible? It was one of the main spices mentioned in the Bible. I can see why. I love smelling it. Today, we not only use it in our food, but it is usually an ingredient in fragrances for our homes.
The Lord instructed Moses to use cinnamon as one of the ingredients of the holy anointing oil.
Cinnamon was one of the substances used to make perfume.
“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.” (Proverbs 7:17 KJV)
“Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of Frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices” (Song of Solomon 4:13-14 KJV)