DIY: Glittered Cinnamon Ornaments

DIY: Glittered Cinnamon Ornaments #holiday #christmas #craft

Homemade cinnamon ornaments have been on my to-do list every year, but I never seem to be able to make time for it. After seeing this post, I felt so inspired by the idea of adding glitter that I spent a whole afternoon making some. It was such a fun project and I love how the ornaments turned out. They smell and look like Christmas!

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 cup of cinnamon
• 2 tablespoons of cloves
• 2 tablespoons of nutmeg
• 1 cup of applesauce
• 2 tablespoons of glue (I used Aleene’s Tacky Glue)

SUPPLIES:

• Cookie cutters
• Parchment paper
• Straws
• Cookie sheet
• Glitter
• Mod Podge (I’m sure you could use the tacky glue too)
• Paintbrush
• String or bakers twine

The first step is to make the dough. Place all the ingredients into an electric mixer and knead until a nice dough is formed. You can add more cinnamon if the dough is too wet or a little water if the dough is too dry.

DIY: Glittered Cinnamon Ornaments #holiday #christmas #craft

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Sprinkle some cinnamon onto a clean surface and roll out the dough to about 1/4” thick. Cut out shapes with cookies cutters, poke a hole in each shape using a straw and then place them carefully on your prepared baking sheet.

DIY: Glittered Cinnamon Ornaments #holiday #christmas #craft

Note: Notice how my dough looks cracked when rolled out. I believe this happened because my dough wasn’t quite wet enough. I didn’t worry about it because I knew I was covering them in glitter anyway, but it’s something to keep in mind.

DIY: Glittered Cinnamon Ornaments #holiday #christmas #craft

Bake in the oven for 2 hours, flipping the ornaments once half way through. The ornaments should be rock hard when they are done. Let cool completely.

DIY: Glittered Cinnamon Ornaments #holiday #christmas #craft

Next add the glitter! First, prepare your workspace. This is important as it’s very easy for glitter to get EVERYWHERE. I worked on another piece of parchment and poured my glitter into small bowls. One at a time, paint a thin layer of mod podge or glue over each ornament and them dip them (glue side down) into the glitter. Carefully place them on the parchment to dry.

DIY: Glittered Cinnamon Ornaments #holiday #christmas #craft

Every year I like to gift handmade ornaments to give to my friends and family. I plan to use these as gift toppers and to decorate my own tree!