Step back in time this Christmas and decorate your tree with DIY cinnamon Christmas ornaments. In today’s blog post I am going to share with you below how you can make your own cinnamon Christmas ornaments.
Create Family Memories
Making these timeless ornaments is an activity the whole family can participate in! When making them I had my daughter (one and a half) mixing up her own bowl of cornstarch and water just like mommy. Then when it was time to roll and cut them out I placed the discarded dough in a bowl and my husband and daughter played with it. Older children can help roll, mix, and cut out the ornaments. *Always supervise your children, especially the little ones.
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No Bake Option
If you wish to skip baking your ornaments in the oven, there is another way to dry them! All you need to do is place them on a drying rack and let them sit overnight. By the morning you will be able to hang them up!
DIY Cinnamon Christmas Ornament Making Tips:
- Keep stirring when you are heating up the dough to cook off the liquid. It will burn to the bottom of your pot or pan very quickly!
- Nothing has to be perfect! The dough will have cracks in it and that is what makes it more rustic. BUT if you want to hid the cracks make sure to stamp your ornaments with branches or flowers.
- I used a festive red and white twine to hang my ornaments, but you can use any string you have on hand. You can buy the twine I used HERE.
You Will Need
- 1 cup Water
- 1/3 cup Cinnamon (more if you want them darker)
- 1 cup Baking Soda
- 1 cup Corn Starch
- Cookie Cutters
- Optional: Branch from tree or flowers
- Festive Twine
How to Make DIY Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments
- Pour all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix together so that there is no more white showing.
- Add water and mix throughly. It will be a more liquid consistency… that is ok!
- This next step is to thicken the mixture by cooking it a little. You are going to want to pour the mixture into a saucepan or pot large enough that it is easy to stir.
- Have on medium heat and keep stirring until the mixture thickens to a dough like texture.
- Remove the mixture and place into a bowl.
- Allow the mixture to cool before handling.
- While it is cooling make sure to cover the mixture with a damp paper towel and then cover the bowl with a cloth napkin to lock in the moisture. This dough dries out quickly so this step is very important!
- Once cooled you can begin rolling out the dough. Only take a little bit out at a time because this dough dries out very quickly. I usually take out enough for 3-4 ornaments.
- Use cookie cutters or make your own design. Make sure to use a straw to make a hole large enough for the string to hang on the tree.
- Fun Tip: Use branches from your Christmas tree or flowers as stamps on the ornaments
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Bake ornaments for max 10min. Put in a small test batch first and keep an eye on them so that they are not bubbling or burning. Adjust bake time for your oven if needed.
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