Sunday, December 6, 2009

Cinnamon Ornaments

A few years ago, Maddie came home from school with a little package for me..she was so excited.  It was one of those "School Creations."  She said that I could open it right away or I could wait until Christmas morning.  We discussed it..and decided together that all gifts should wait until Christmas morning.

Every year when I open the Christmas Ornament container the smell of cinnamon greets me and I am reminded of the big smile she had on her face that day.  How proudly she presented her gift, and the ornament that she made especially for me.  


I have many ornaments, and I mean many..enough to decorate several trees.  I collect Christmas Ornaments..however this one holds a very special place in my heart and upon the tree.

Perhaps you would like to make a memory for your tree.

Maddie's Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments
One Cup Cinnamon
One Tablespoon Cloves
One Tablespoon Nutmeg
3/4 Cup Applesauce
2 Tablespoons white glue
Mix the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients..kneed for a few minutes.  Roll out to a thickness of 1/4 inch.  Cut out your shapes with a cookie cutter.  Use a straw to poke a hole through the top of the cutout.  Air dry for several days turning occasionally.  Paint with a glitter glue..attach a length of ribbon for a hanger:)

15 comments:

  1. That's a very pretty ornament and I love the smell of cinnamon. Funny sometimes how a smell will evoke a certain memory, like Maddie's wide grin when you opened her hand-made gift! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  2. Cinnamon is a favorite, esp. at Christmas. Gonna save this...our grandkids are a little young yet but it's exactly the kind of gift we want to help them make for Mom and Dad while they're here at Wild Rumpus Daycare.

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  3. Wonderful story. We may just be making new ornaments this year!

    Kisses,
    Emma Rose

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  4. ooh..something cinnamon sounds good about now... after my 45 minute outing with manker dog in -5 degrees
    happy blessed sunday

    gp

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  5. So sweet, Connie. I really think this is a great idea. I went to a holiday party last night and overindulged in everything and feel a little under the weather today, but even so the cinnamon ornament made me smile!

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  6. Those ornaments made by kids are the best. I still have many saved from my own kids. Is that your Christmas tree? I have always wanted a white tree with only blue lights. I think they are so pretty. I had decided not to go to all the work of putting up decorations and a tree this year, but seeing so many blogs with all these ideas for decorating is making it hard to resist the decorating bug. I need to come to my senses real soon or else I am going to be knee deep unpacking bulbs and lights. Slap me please and bring back to reality!

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  7. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It would make a nice gift for those who are hard to buy for. That smell is so good and the ornament is beautiful.
    I looked for glass blown ornaments at Target today and they are all now cast plastic. It is so sad. Your tree looks special.

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  8. Thanks for the recipe. I have some little cookie cutters and have been wanting to make some!

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  9. This was a great (grandma/granddaughter) memory -those handmade ornaments are so special... I believe we have some of those cinnamin...min..minn ones too!

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  10. One CUP of cinnamon in that cookie decoration recipe? Where does one get that much cinnamon? I have only ever had small cans of it.??????

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  11. I have some 'made just for you Momma' decorations that I will forever hold dear to my heart.

    Thank you for this recipe and story, Connie.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

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  12. What a lovely idea - an ornament that also creates a sensory memory...

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  13. Sounds like a great g-kid project when they're just a teensy bit older....

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  14. And, I'm passing it on to my s-daughter for her Daisy troop.

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  15. Shirley H Buy the cheap stuff at the dollar stores..you don't need top of the line cinnamon for these! :)

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie