In this post: No Bake Cinnamon Applesauce Christmas Ornaments Recipe: Easy, DIY recipe for making homemade tree ornaments. Just 4 ingredients!
Christmas is coming quickly…but there’s still time for one more little craft project! For the past couple of years, I have given a handmade, very small gift to the girls in my husband’s office. Last year I made chocolate Christmas tree pretzels, which were very cute. I’ve always wanted to make no bake cinnamon applesauce Christmas ornaments, so I decided that would be my gift this year.
Sometimes I get myself into these craft projects and wonder what I was thinking…but not this time! These little ornaments were very fun to make and more important than that, they were easy. I made three batches of dough and from start to finish, it took about an hour.
We’re not going for perfection here, but I do have a few tips that will make your ornaments pretty enough for gift giving.
- The dough, when rolled out, should be at least 1/4 inch thick. Any thinner and the ornaments may curl when they are drying. They can definitely be a little thicker than 1/4 inch, but keep in mind they will take a little longer to dry.
- After you have cut out a batch of shapes, wet your finger and clean up the edges a bit. Depending on how sharp your cookie cutters are, the edges are sometimes a little ragged.
- If you are in a hurry, you can bake the ornaments in a 200 degree F oven for about two hours. Turn them over halfway through the baking time. (I did not bake mine…they took two full days to dry.)
- If you choose to let them air dry, turn them over whenever you think about it. I turned mine several times over the two day period and they dried nicely.
- Because there is glue in the recipe, which I really think is necessary, these are not edible. I’m going to package mine in little cellophane bags with THESE TAGS. I would hate for someone to bite into one of these and be totally shocked!
Of course, in addition to looking adorable, these little ornaments smell wonderful. I dried them on my dining room table and every time I walked through the room, it just smelled like Christmas.
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