*This is a sponsored post by Imperial Sugar. All opinions are truly mine.
There’s two things I love in life. Number one is anything that is easy and number two is anything that I don’t have to be afraid of the mess that my children will cause if they help. That’s why Cinnamon Ornaments are the the perfect project. These are easy christmas ornaments to make and they smell fabulous since the main ingrediant is cinnamon.
There are so many amazing thigns that you can do with these Easy Cinnamon Ornaments. You can use them as a name tag on a gift, just use letter stamps to spell out the name. Hang them from your christmas tree as an ornament or you can make a garland with them like I have.
To get started, grab the recipe from Imperial Sugar. Follow the directions on Imperial Sugar’s website to make the cinnamon dough. The good thing is that it’s so easy that you can make it before your kids show up in the room if you don’t want a 4 year old helping by covering your kitchen in glue and cinnamon. But it’s so easy that if your kids want to help make the dough, that’s ok too.
Also your house will smell devine.
Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees.
Once you have your dough ready you simply roll it out to 1/4 inch. Then use your cookie cutters to cut out the shape you want to make. I used small pieces of the dough to keep it very manageable.
Once you have your shape cut out place it on a cookie sheet while you finish the rest of the shapes.
Once I had all the gingerbread men cut out I used a fork to make the buttons and eyes and the edge of a spoon to make the smile. Then I used a straw to puch holes in each of the gingerbread man arms. The straw turned out to be the perfect size.
Then you’re going to put them in the preheated oven for 2 hours or until hard. Let them cool fully and then you can simply slide them onto twine or very skinny ribbon to make the perfect gingerbread man garland.
We didn’t stop there though. It didn’t take long for three little girls to find out that I was working on something in the kitchen and join me.
So I let them choose the cookie cutters they wanted to use.
I have a huge box full of cookie cutters. They could have chosen from over 40 of them. And yet… they took after their daddy and chose………
Star Wars cookie cutters. Someone gave them to me as a gift but you can buy them at Williams-Sonoma if you need to own your own Star Wars cookie cutters.
So we went over the same steps and then punched a hole in the top of each unbaked ornament with a straw.
Now we have homemade Star Wars Ornaments for our Christmas tree.
I’m going to step away from Photoshop now.
My kids loved this project and it was so simple and so easy to clean up after.
Do you need Star Wars ornaments for your geeky christmas tree or are you just going to stick with traditional gingerbread men?
If you need more homemade ornament ideas, check out the easy burlap christmas ornaments.