How to Make Cinnamon Ornaments

3-Ingredient Cinnamon Ornaments

December 13, 2017

These Christmas ornaments will decorate your tree beautifully while giving your home that warm holiday smell.


These homemade cinnamon ornaments are super-easy, with only three ingredients!  They’re a lovely way to decorate the Christmas tree—and a fun craft for all ages.

Cinnamon “Dough” Recipe:

  • 6 tablespoons applesauce
  • 10 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves


  • Mix applesauce, cinnamon, and cloves until smooth and clay-like.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on your tabletop and rolling pin, and roll the applesauce/spice mixture to about ⅛-inch thickness.
  • Use cookie cutters or a small knife to cut out your shapes.
  • With a small skewer make holes for hanging ribbons and draw details on the shapes.
  • Place cutouts on a cookie sheet and put in a 120 degrees F oven.
  • After 1-½ hours turn the oven off but leave the ornaments in overnight to dry.
  • Store in an airtight jar until ready to use.
  • Decorate with ribbons and hang on the Christmas tree or tie them to holiday gifts.

Makes about 20 fragrant ornaments.

cinnamon dough ornaments

Illustration by Margo Letourneau


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Cinnamon ornaments

The directions call for 120F temp oven. My oven's lowest setting is 170F.
Do you think a dehydrator would work as well and what heat temp do you think I should set it at? My dehydrator has a few heat & fan settings.

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Hello, Irene. We think you can use the directions above even if your lowest oven temp is 170 degrees F. Turn the oven off after an hour and fifteen minutes, rather than an hour and a half.

They look easy and scent

They look easy and scent inspiring. Perfect for the holidays.