Friday, December 19, 2014
Cinnamon Gingerbread man ornaments DIY
This recipe is made with Apple sauce, glue and cinnamon powder and my special secret ingredient.
10 years ago I find this recipe in a Christmas book and this year I finally made it again. All the old ornaments are broken by the kids. This is my favorite Christmas ornament craft. This is also great to give as gifts. I make my own cute little designs on the gingerbread man.
I love the glue in the recipe. I think it keeps the ornaments last longer.
Cinnamon and cloves Gingerbread man ornaments
Makes 40 ornaments
4 cups ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup washable liquid white school glue
3 cups Apple sauce.
Tulip slick dimensional paint in red and white.
Ribbon of choice.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Knead until you get a smooth dough.
Wait 30 minutes when the dough is formed. It will make the ornaments smoother.
I use a rolling pin. I roll 2 cups of dough on cellophane wrap and cut the ornaments on it. You want the ornaments to be thick. They will flatten when dry. Cut with gingerbread cutter. Take the extra dough out around the ornaments. With a straw carefully make a whole for the ribbon. Do not place the whole too close to the edge or it will crack. Transfer by sliding the plastic and ornaments on a cookie sheet then to a surface away from kids hands to dry up to 4 days. If the ornaments start to lift up on the edges turn them on the other side. I use Tulip slick dimensional fabric paint in red and white to make the 3 D design on the gingerbread man. Add a ribbon.
This craft is really a must save. It makes my tree smell amazing and they are so darn cute! Great keepsakes.