Christmas Crafts That Bring the SMELL of Christmas:
STEP 1: Turn oven on to 200 F and mix in a bowl:
- 1 cup ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cup applesauce
- 2 tablespoons glue [IF needed… if your mixture isn’t hard enough]
It SHOULD look like my dough [pictured above]
STEP 2: Take your dough out and roll it over with a rolling pin
STEP 3: Then proceed to cookie-cutter pieces out OR if your are on the thriftier side as I am– then cutting them out free hand is always an option, and in my opinion it gives them more character.
STEP 4: After you’ve cut them out and laid them on your parchment paper [on your cookie sheet] then use a straw to get a hole in them- this is SUPER important because after they are dry it will be IMPOSSIBLE…
STEP 5: Lay all of your pieces out [with holes poked through them] and put them in the oven for 2.5 hours.
Once they are out they hold EXTREMELY well and can be used for future Christmas’ as well!!
STEP 6: Put a string or ribbon through the hole/holes and voila, c’est fin!!
I love this because when I walk into my home now it smells deliciously of pine [tree], peppermint [candy-cane advent calendar], and NOW cinnamon :] all WONDERFUL holiday scents!!