Cinnamon-Applesauce Ornaments

I came upon this craft via Pinterest and I couldn’t wait to try it.  Since it’s Fall and all and I LOVE cinnamon I couldn’t resist my house smelling yummy. And, why not turn on the oven, there is a chill in the air and it makes the house all toasty. Also, I’ve been looking into natural ways of scenting the air in my house.  I am not into plug-in scent warmers, fake candle scents, or room sprays.

So with that said, if you have 5 minutes and 3 ingredients you are in the cinnamon applesauce ornament business!


  1. 1 cup applesauce
  2. 1 cup cinnamon (I bought a huge container at BJ’s Wholesale Club for $2.49)
  3. 4 tablespoons of Elmer’s Glue


  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees (my oven only went down to 170)
  2. Mix 1 cup applesauce and 1 cup cinnamon together. Then add 4 tablespoons of glue and mix well.  If your dough is too runny to be rolled out add more cinnamon to get the right consistency.
  3. Once you can form the mixture into a dough ball, place it onto a sheet of wax paper. Press the ball down with another sheet of wax paper.
  4. With a rolling pin, roll out the dough between ¼ and ½ an inch thick. (I did ½ and inch) Remove the top sheet of wax paper and cut out shapes. (I used a heart shaped cookie cutter)
  5. Keep rolling and cutting until you don’t have any more dough.
  6. Add a small hole in each of the cutouts so you will have somewhere to attach a ribbon.
  7. Place on cookie sheet and bake at for 2 hours. (My oven won’t go below 170 so I used that temperature for 1 hour 45 minutes)
  8. After the 2 hours, turn the oven off and leave the pan in the oven for 5 to 6 hours. I left mine in overnight.


*Best to remove the wax paper before cooking.

**If you take them out of the oven and they are still moist, let them set out on the counter until they are completely dry.

***Add your ribbon and presto a cinnamon applesauce ornament!

I’d like to thank Then She Made… for posting this recipe.
Here is a picture of my ornaments which I’m using in all my closets.
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About Candice

Candice is a mom of three under 5. Originally from the smallest state of Rhode Island, now living in Connecticut. From working gal to stay-at-home mom, she is walking the path of the Modern Mom.


  1. what a neat idea! how long can they be left out?

  2. I've had mine hanging in the closets for about a month now and they still are quite strong. I guess the longevity would depend on the size of the cutout and the thickness. I'll update in another month or so. 🙂

  3. I love the smell of the scented pinecones at Christmas time! I imagine these would be similar. It sounds like a great idea.

  4. Oh yes, just like that. I am looking forward to making some for hanging on the Christmas tree. 🙂

  5. Mmmm sounds like it would smell delicious! I have a gingerbread ornament for our Christmas tree that I made in grade school! It still smells like gingerbread! O.o

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  6. Wow! That's pretty amazing. I would think that you could change the spice in this recipe. Maybe I'll try another scent. 🙂

  7. That is an awfully astounding column you’ve posted.Thanks a lot for that a fantastically amazing post!
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