Handmade Cinnamon Ornaments for Christmas

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Do you make handmade gifts for those on your Christmas list? If you’re looking to make something simple, and small for family, friends, or teachers, these handmade cinnamon ornaments are it. Our 13 year old daughter had a blast making these with her friends.

Cinnamon Christmas ornaments dough rolled out
We used a small cup to cut our circles, and these Christmas foam stamps to make our designs

Although we ended up changing the recipe, we found the original in our Frontier Coop catalog back in 2018. We used coarse sea salt, and because it didn’t fully dissolve, it actually looked like glitter spots on the ornament. As more of the salt dissolved, the later ones we baked had a snow covered look to them, which we love!

Super simple DIY Christmas ornaments

You will need:

1 cup ground cinnamon

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sea salt

2 cups water

1-2 tablespoons olive oil

parchment paper


cookie cutters/stamps

ribbon or string

DIY Cinnamon Christmas Ornament hanging on tree
Hanging on our tree 🙂 

Steps to make:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Gradually add water and oil while continuously stirring. Batter will be thick, so knead with hands 
  2. Cover and cool in refrigerator for 1.5 hours 
  3. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  4. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters, stamps, or whatever you like to create your ornament designs
  5. Place a small hole at the top of each ornament with straw
  6. Place ornaments on baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 1 hour
  7. Remove from oven and carefully turn ornaments over, and place back in oven for 1 hour to be sure ornaments are very firm
  8. Set aside to cool, then add ribbon and hang on tree
DIY Cinnamon Ornaments by tree
TIP: We used a very coarse sea salt and it added a little character

Handmade Cinnamon Ornament Recipe Makes Approximately 30 Ornaments

DIY Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

Tips for Making Handmade Cinnamon Ornaments

The dough likes to keep shrinking back up, so working in smaller batches can be helpful. Ours were kind of thick because the dough kept shrinking back. But next time I would try to make them thinner. Also, we would like to use cookie cutters to make shapes.

We would love to hear from you if you make these!!

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2 thoughts on “Handmade Cinnamon Ornaments for Christmas

    • February 2, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      They do smell great!! We had fun making them.

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