What a very busy time of year it is!
I found a couple fun ‘Christmas-y’ things to do on Pinterest.
First a very simple way to display all the beautiful cards sent out by friends and family. RIBBON!
Now the next is a SUPER easy way to make your house smell like the holidays! We used to make these amazing cinnamon ornaments for Christmas when I was a girl scout. So when I came across them online I had to make them with the girls!
Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
Here is what you need:
- 1 cup ground cinnamon (1 standard container is exactly 1 cup!)
- 1/4 cup applesauce (give or take)
- glue (the standard size container is about 1/2)
- Rolling pin
- cookie cutters
- One straw
- Wire rack
- Paper towels
- Baking sheet
- ribbon for each ornament or a hook
Roll out the dough on either a silpat type baking mat or wax paper for easier clean up and less need for dusting when rolling.
Roll the ball out to about a 1/4 in thick. Then grab your holiday cutters and place them into the dough. Grab your straw and poke a hole in each to use later for attaching your hook or ribbon.
Now you have 2 options:
If you like to see things you make come to fruition ASAP: Bake at 200 degrees for about an hour (or 2) flip half way through.
Dry them on paper towels on drying racks for 3-4 days flipping and replacing towels when the dry.
Voila… I wish you could smell these… they are just the perfect addition to any tree! My husband was SUPER bummed because he thought I said I was making Cinnamon Rolls… and realized he misheard me when I started pouring a bottle of glue into mixer!!
You can make about 12-15 for VERY little money! I got 2 bottles of cinnamon at Aldi for .99 each, some cinnamon apple sauce for just over a $1, and some craft glue for $1.47 for a 2 pack at Hobby Lobby.