recipe for cinnamon ornaments

Recipe for Cinnamon Ornaments: The Perfect Addition to an Old-Fashioned Holiday

Creating an old-fashioned holiday has never been easier, especially with this recipe for cinnamon ornaments! These ornaments are so simple to make and are the perfect item to add to your home for an old-fashioned holiday that will also make your home smell amazing!. 

If you’re like me, you probably love ALL the old-fashioned things. I love learning and using old-fashioned skills and have been working toward living a slower, simpler way of life. Well, what is more nostalgic and dreamy than an old-fashioned holiday?!

I am so excited to share this recipe for cinnamon ornaments along with a tutorial on how to make them! They are so simple that your kids can help out too!

recipe for cinnamon ornaments

When it’s time to decorate your holiday tree this year, we know you’ll want to grab your tried-and-true ornaments that hold precious memories. And while they’re a surefire way to spruce up your tree, I think homemade ornaments like this recipe for cinnamon ornaments can be just as meaningful. Creating your own ornaments is a wonderful way to bring the magic of the holidays into your home. 

The projects can serve as homemade gifts for your loved ones, or you can decorate your own tree with them. Either way, you’ll be surrounded by the warm feelings that come from creating something special with your hands.

Interested in other crafts and gifts you can make yourself?  Here are a few ideas:

recipe for cinnamon ornaments

Recipe for Cinnamon Ornaments

As you can see, this recipe for cinnamon ornaments couldn’t be easier and calls for just a few simple ingredients. The great part is that they are air-dry, so there’s no oven time required.





  • Stir all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Using a rubber spatula, mix thoroughly so that all the cinnamon is incorporated into the applesauce. The dough should not be dry and crumbly. 
  • Gather the dough with your hands. Knead it several times, pressing the dough firmly into a ball. The ball should be about the size of a small grapefruit.
  • Sprinkle the surface of a cutting board with cinnamon. Flatten the dough into a disc with your hands and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough until it is approximately 1/4 inch thick. Turn the dough several times so that it does not stick to the board, adding more cinnamon as needed.
  • Cut out desires shapes using small cookie cutters.
  • Gather the leftover dough after the first cutting and knead it again a few times, pressing it firmly back into a ball. Repeat the rolling process.
  • Repeat after each cutting until all the dough is used.
  • Using a skewer or small straw, make a hole in the top of each ornament. Then place ornaments on a baking sheet covered with wax or parchment paper.
  • Let ornaments dry for 24 to 48 hours. Turn them occasionally so that they dry evenly.
  • String a piece of twine or ribbon through the hole in the top to hang.


One batch should yield about 12 large ornaments. More if you are using small cookie cutters. 
recipe for cinnamon ornaments

Concluding thoughts

We all love the smells, the traditions, and the magic of the holiday season. And there is no better way to bring those memories to life than adding these old-fashioned cinnamon ornaments.  I hope that this article inspires you to try this recipe for cinnamon ornaments and that they fill your home with the magical scents of the season. These also make a great gift option to give to friends and family who appreciate homemade gifts.

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