DIY Cinnamon-Scented Ornament Favors

Cinnamon ornaments are an easy DIY, and can serve as both a favor for your guests or decorations for the reception space.

What you’ll need:

  • Applesauce
  • Cinnamon
  • Cookie Cutter
  • Twine or ribbon
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cookie sheet
  • Spatula
  • Toothpick
  • Wax Paper

Estimated cost: $5 for 15 ornaments


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: To make the dough, use one part applesauce to one part cinnamon.  For this tutorial, I used a 1/2 cup of applesauce and a 1/2 cup of cinnamon.

Step 3: Combine the applesauce and cinnamon in the mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.  When combined well enough, the dough should make a ball and hold that shape.

Cinnamon ornament
Cinnamon dough

Step 4: Roll the dough out on the wax paper, about 1/2 inch thick.

Cinnamon ornament

Step 5: Using the cookie cutter, press it into the dough and wiggle it to help separate the shape from the rest of the dough.

Cinnamon ornament

Step 6: To make a hole for the twine, use a toothpick.  Carefully remove the shapes and place them on the cookie sheet.

Note: The dough will not rise like cookie dough so it’s okay if the shapes are kind of close together.

Cinnamon ornament

Step 7: Bake the shapes in the oven for at least one hour, or longer if the dough is still wet.

Step 8: Let the ornaments cool and set for a few  before attaching the twine to hang.

Note: When the ornaments are first removed from the oven, loosen them a bit with the spatula to keep them from sticking.

Cinnamon ornament

This recipe made 15 ornaments, but can easily be increased to make more.


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