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Cinnamon and Applesauce Ribbon Ornaments

When I was first introduced to The Ribbon Retreat, I had two little boys and so naturally didn’t think I had any need for ribbon, because ribbon is only used in hair bows right?!? And, my two little boys weren’t really excited about me putting bows in their hair. Well…was I ever wrong! Ribbon can be used in SO, SO, SO many more things than just hair bows and Havalah from Sisters, What! is showing us just how much a simple piece of ribbon can add to any craft…even these adorable Cinnamon and Applesauce Christmas Tree Ornaments! Enjoy!

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This is Havalah from Sisters, What! I’m so excited to be here today to share with you my kid friendly Christmas Ornament: cinnamon applesauce ornaments. My little one has really wanted to use the Christmas cookie cutters everyday, so we took a break from cookies and made some cinnamon applesauce ornaments.

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Captain Awesome insisted on glitter, lots of glitter, but they’re totally fun and he LOVES them.

DIY Cinnamon Applesauce Ornament

Ingredients and Supplies:
1/3 c. cinnamon
1 t. ground cloves
1 t. nutmeg
1/4 c. applesauce
2 t. craft glue
Ribbon

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1. Combine spices and then add applesauce and craft glue. Knead until smooth. If it’s a little wet, add some flour to create a soft dough. Roll the dough between two pieces plastic wrap or wax paper until about 1/4″ thickness and then cut out ornaments with some fun Christmas cookie cutters. Don’t forget to puncture holes with straws.

2. Place on cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 1 1/2 hours and then turn off oven and let them sit overnight or until they have hardened.

3. Add ribbon.

Cinnamon and Applesauce Ribbon Ornaments - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cinnamon and Applesauce Ribbon Ornaments - The Ribbon Retreat Blog


Thank you Havlah for this fun, festive and adorable project perfect to do with the whole family! I love kid friendly projects. Crafting with kiddos can be so much fun because of their excitement during the whole creative process and their pure joy and delight as they proudly display their finished projects on the fridge, table or in this case…the Christmas Tree!

Christmas crafts, Christmas crafts…I just can’t get enough! What about you? If you too love to create festive and fun holiday crafts, make sure to check out all of our Christmas crafts HERE for holiday hair bows, decor and even sweet little outfits! Here is a sneak peek of a few of the fun crafts you will find…

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What is your favorite Christmas craft to create?

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8 Comments

  1. Posted December 17, 2014 at 6:32 am | Permalink

    We made the cinnamon ornaments last year, and they still had the delicious smell to them this year. They are one of my favorite DIY ornaments!

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      Posted December 19, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink

      Hi Leesha! Ooooo, don’t you love that smell? There is nothing that reminds me of Christmas more than the smell of cinnamon! Yummy! Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Posted December 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    I bet my 8yo would love to do these. Thanks for the great idea!!!

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      Posted December 22, 2014 at 8:14 am | Permalink

      Hi Meghan! Thank you so much! I hope you get a chance to make some with your 8 year old. Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle 🙂

  3. Posted December 20, 2014 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    These are darling! Love your kid-friendly and fun projects. xo!

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      Posted December 22, 2014 at 8:18 am | Permalink

      Hi Laura! Thank you so so much! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  4. Posted December 23, 2014 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

    I bet these smell so good! I’ve never made them with the kids, but my daughter did in her preschool 3 class and I have it on my tree!

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      Posted December 24, 2014 at 7:19 am | Permalink

      Hi Carrie! Don’t you just love the smell of the cinnamon and applesauce? Yummy! I be your little girl had so much fun making them at school. Have a wonderful day and thank you for your comment! Michelle 🙂

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