Continuing in the homemade and 1940s christmas theme, where our Christmas will once again, be on a budget, be creative, within our means and no credit, here is a great recipe for non-edible fragrant Christmas tree decorations. The below recipe is enough to make 20+ decorations and will make your room smell wonderful! A couple of years ago I made these for gifts for work colleagues too…
Applesauce and Cinnamon Christmas Tree Decorations
* 1 part applesauce to 2 parts cinnamon powder (purchase from a dollar store)
* cookie cutters (or hand cut)
* rolling pin
* wax paper
* drinking straw
* glitter, paint, ribbon etc (optional)
- As a rough guide (depending on the consistency of the applesauce) you will need to mix 1 cup of applesauce to 2 cups of cinnamon powder.
- Place the applesauce in a bowl and pour in the cinnamon powder (always have extra incase you need to add it) and mix with a spoon until mixed to the right consistency for rolling
- Place the dough in a bag (or use gloves) and knead it a little
- Put the dough in between waxed paper and roll to about 1/4 inch with rolling pin
- Use cookie cutters for shaping
- Use drinking straw for making hole near the top for ribbon etc
- With flat knife remove the christmas decoration onto clean waxed paper on a flat tray
- Once all done place the decorations somewhere dry. They will take a few days to air dry
- Once dry you can add the ribbon or add decorations or glitter etc (or add the glitter at the kneading stage)
- These smell wonderful (BUT DON’T EAT THEM)
- If they lose their smell just put a little cinnamon or apple oil onto the back
- Hang on your tree or give to friends as gifts!
Lovely idea will get working on them at the weekend
Great idea, so easy! Do they last? I mean, do they go ‘off’ after Christmas, or do they dry out and last from year to year?
you can make them last by putting melted wax over them.
Wow! i love this SO much! simple an chic! I think I used far too much glitter? what do you think?
Feedback is so appreciated!