Cinnamon Applesauce Dough Ornaments

As promised here are some of our ornaments. The ones above were ones I decorated. We started this after I saw so many pins on pinterest of them. I decided to go with the recipe at Homemade Gifts Made Easy. I liked this one versus the other ones because it didn't have glue in it. I didn't like the idea of glue on my rolling pin. I also originally saw a recipe that called for 2 cups of cinnamon and bought accordingly, but then couldn't find that recipe. If I make these again I would use less cinnamon since the dough was a bit dry--though I'm guessing it depends on the applesauce you are using. Hazel loved helping mix by hand and get her hands dirty. We had a lot of fun with this recipe. I thought about taking pictures while mixing, but my hands were just as dirty. Sorry!

I loved having them in the oven. It made the whole house smell so wonderful. I hung a few around (the broken ones) already. Hazel began to decorate with glitter glue. We started with the ones I got at the Dollar Tree. However, Hazel had some trouble with them so we took a field trip to Lakeshore Learning to buy the ones she had used there. I was shocked to see the exact same ones as the Dollar Tree, but they also had the bigger ones.

Hazel went to town decorating and they make take several days to dry now.

I had to take some away from her saying they were decorated enough. See below. But we had fun!
Hazel's over decorated ornaments
Works in progress

Some I decorated


  1. Looks like fun! Mags was just telling me that they have a tree at school and they asked the kids to bring in ornaments to decorate it. She wants to make her own.

  2. im a new follower and I am just loving this website! happy bloggin!

  3. These are making me hungry. HA! Adorable! :D I think I'm pinning these too...

  4. That's exactly what it would look like if my little boy were decorating those. He just love to glob that glitter glue.

  5. Beautiful! Do they break easily?

  6. What a fun craft, and they look like they would smell wonderful, I love cinnamon. These might be fun to make up for my Sunday school class to decorate.

  7. They're really cute, Carrie. Which did you like better, those or the salt dough? I bet these smelled really good! Thanks for linking up!

  8. Very fun - and I bet they smelled delicious too!! By the way I love how you 'decorated' your blog for Christmas =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF - see you next week,


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