Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cinnamon-Applesauce Ornaments

I saw this recipe for Cinnamon- Applesauce ornaments and it brought back memories of my youth. I remember making these in Girl Scouts!!

Cinnamon-Applesauce Ornaments

Just mix 1/2 cup cinnamon with 1 cup of applesauce to make the dough.

Place it between two pieces of waxed paper and roll with your rolling pin to about 1/8" thickness.

Peel off the top piece of wax paper and cut out shapes with cookie cutters.

Add a small hole at the top of each shape with a straw or skewer and let them dry overnight, or until completely hard.

You can also put them in a 150-degree oven for about an hour.

Remove, cool and thread a ribbon through the small hole to hang.

Creative tips:
*For extra "sparkle," mix in decorative glitter.

*Make your own shapes by trimming the dough with a table knife following around patterns you've cut from cereal box cardboard.

*After cutting out shapes, use a drinking straw to create holes for jewelry or ornaments.

*Use toothpicks to make smaller holes for threading. Leave in dough until dry and remove.

*For a wall hanging, thread a colored ribbon through the shape.

*For a brooch, decorate with fabric paint and glue a metal clasp pin to the back (available at craft stores).

*Decorate creations with acrylic paint or fabric.

*The creations can be used as decorations on a gift box or bag.

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