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DIY Christmas Cinnamon Garland

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Hello Hoosier Homemade friends, this Heather from WhipperBerry and I’m thrilled to be here guest posting today!  I adore Liz and soooo admire all of her talents!

A few years ago my husband and I had the opportunity to take our girls {the little guy wasn’t around then} to Germany and France for the month of December. We couldn’t have planned the timing any better.  Christmas in Europe is something everyone should experience. Wishing that everyone could have the experience without the hefty fees involved, I thought I would create something that will help bring some of the German Christmas spirit into your home.

In the German Christmas markets they sell the most amazing gingerbread cookie creations and I’ve always found the designs so inspiring. I thought it would be fun to create a gingerbread cookie inspired garland to dress the home up for Christmas…

Christmas Cinnamon Garland by Whipperberry

The fun thing about this garland is that it’s made out of the classic cinnamon and apple sauce mixture that just makes your home smell like heaven. Here is what you will need to make this garland for your home…

recipe for cinnamon apple sauce ornaments

Supplies for the Cinnamon Garland

  • 4 oz. cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup apple sauce
  • drinking straw
  • Wilton snowflake cookie pan
  • chalk pencil (found in the art supply section)
  • baker’s twine
  • yarn

Instructions

In a bowl, mix the cinnamon and apple sauce into a dough like consistency. If it’s too thin add more cinnamon or vice versa.

how to make cinnamon apple sauce ornaments

Knead the dough together into a ball then pinch off small gumball size pieces and press them into the snowflake cookie pan.

wilton snowflake cookie pan  use a press cookie pan to make cinnamon apple sauce ornaments

Using a drinking straw, place holes into the cinnamon ornaments.  One at the top if you want to use them to decorate the tree or gift box. Two holes if you would like to string them on a garland.

use a straw to place holes in your cinnamon apple sauce ornaments

Place in a 350 degree oven for 2 hours or until completely dry.  Keep and eye on them so they don’t burn.

cinnamon apple sauce christmas ornaments with a press cookie pan

Once they are completely dry, take the white chalk pencil and color in the raised snowflake designs.  This idea was a happy accident when I was trying to figure out the best way to have the cookies look like they have been dusted with powdered sugar. The chalk works PERFECT!!

Chalk on your cinnamon apple sauce ornaments to look like icing\

Next, all you need to do is string it onto the baker’s twine and yarn to make the garland.  I used a red and white baker’s twine along with a solid red yarn for my garland, but you can use whatever you like.

Whipperberry's Sented Cinnamon Garland

Now you can use it to dress up your home for the holidays and not only will it look fantastic, it will make your home smell amazing!

Here are some more fun holiday ideas from WhipperBerry

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diy vanilla extract // hot chocolate on a stick // anthro inspired snow globes

Isn’t Heather just amazing? I absolutely LOVE her blog! Be sure to pay her a visit, connect with Heather on Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.

A HUGE thank you!! You ROCK, Heather!

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