Tuesday, December 23, 2014

25 Days of Christmas: Day 23

On two of the Christmas trees we had at our house growing up (we had a lot of trees! :) I loved it!!), there were these sets of little heart ornaments that smelled of cinnamon and were decorated with lace.  On the tree in the den, the set of ornaments had a red felt background and red bow; on the tree in the living room, the ornaments had a light pink felt background and pink bow.  This way, each set matched the theme of its respective tree. 

Somehow, I managed to get one of each color to hang on my own tree in my room...and those ornaments have made their way with that tree to our house now!

Anyway, my mom had made these ornaments years ago, and I think several times I or we have said we should make some again.  As I was brainstorming ideas for this year's 25 Days of Christmas, Mom came up with the idea of finally making some of these ornaments! Today was the day!  I headed over, was greeted by Annie of course, and got set making some new ornaments (because really, you can never have too many ornaments.)

They're very easy to make...just take a little bit of time and patience!

Here's what you're going to need to make them:

  • 3/4 cup of ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of Allspice
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of Nutmeg
  • 1 cup of applesauce


1. Mix together. Simple as that. haha. 

2. Roll out dough and cut out ornaments. We sprinkled cinnamon over the counter so the dough wouldn't stick. Flour would've turned the dough white.

Look closely at these pictures...it's a little hard to tell.
Mom is on the left; I'm on the right.
We ended up wearing the same shirts today! haha. Christmas presents from Abby last year!!

Loving how these turned out!!

3.  Let ornaments dry on a flat surface covered in wax paper for 4 to 5 days.

Also, be sure to poke a hole at the top of your ornament, so you'll have somewhere for the hook to go!

Merry Christmas Eve eve!!!!

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