Sunday, December 9, 2012

Applesauce Ornaments-12 Days {9}

Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} Want more info? Check HERE. If you have a Christmas recipe to share, we want to see it. Linkup HERE or below to get entered for a chance to win a $12 Starbucks giftcard.

Now that I have shared a few food goodies, it's time for a craft goodie!
I love the smell of these and have to say, they are my favorite craft this time of year. I made some of these back in Kindergarten (20 years ago) and my mom still has them to this day. Every year when we pulled them out of their boxes, they still smelt good. They are definitely keepers!

The ones lil man & I made, were hung with string from the dining room chandelier. Every time I go towards the kitchen, I catch of a whiff of cinnamon. Best part, because of all the applesauce we eat around here, we had the ingredients on hand.

Here is what you need: Applesauce, Cinnamon, Glitter and White School Glue
1. Add 1/2 cup applesauce with 1/2 cup cinnamon plus 2 tbsp of glue in a large bowl. Mix well until all ingredients start sticking together and form into a ball. If mixture is too runny, add more cinnamon.
2. Once your dough has formed into a ball, place it on a sheet of wax paper. Slightly press dough down. Lay a second sheet on top. Then flatten dough with a rolling pin. (Trust me, this is a must! Easier to clean up and roll out)
3. Roll out dough till it's 1/4 1/2 inch thick. Remove wax paper and cut out your shapes using cookie cutters. You can also free-style them if you like.
4. Once you have the shapes you want, carefully remove them from the wax paper and place on a cookie sheet. Be sure to make a hole for your string to go through.
5. Heat oven to 150 degrees and bake your ornaments for 2 hours. 
Turn off oven and let them sit for 5-6 hours or overnight, to allow them to dry.
Once hardened, remove from cookie sheet and add your string/ribbon to hang.

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