Monday, 16 December 2013

Ornaments making it onto the tree!

I finally was able to find time, energy and an agreeable toddler to complete our efforts for some homemade smelly ornaments. I borrowed some lovely Christmas twine from Mimi and got to work quickly stringing up my orange slices that have sat out on the counter for a week now. They still smell lovely but you have to have them pretty close to your nose to actually smell it.

You don't need to hold them quite this close to your nose, but Jack really enjoyed it.

Then we got to work making some cinnamon dough ornaments. They smelled fabulous even to a very congested person :) and helped cler my sinuses while making them haha. Jack loved mixing the dough and helping me cut out the different shapes. His favourite was the dog bone so we did many of them :)

Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
Makes 2-3 dozen little ornaments

1 cup Apple Sauce
1 cup to 1 1/4 cups of cinnamon
Nutmeg (optional)

Combine in bowl and mix well. It should hold a shape like play dough but shouldn't be too wet or too crumbly. Adjust your apple sauce and cinnamon to get the right consistency. 

Roll dough out using cinnamon on the surface to keep it from sticking. Cut out shapes, place on parchment papered cookie sheet and poke ornament holes for hanging. I used a straw but nearly anything will work so long as it's a good size.

Bake in oven at 200F for 45mins-2hours until dry. I flipped mine after 45 mins and let them go another 30. Let cool and hang :)

Our tree is now completely filled with ornaments (and somehow we keep adding more) but these smelly yummy ones have been moved out of reach.  Jack loves to point them all out though :) I forgot to snap pics lose up of the cinnamon dough ones on the actual tree, but they do look lovely against the bright colours and green needles!

1 comment:

  1. We have a picture of Daddie at about the same age "helping" Mum with the Christmas baking. Wow - how time flies