cinnamon ornaments {handmade Christmas gifts}

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i think we made these the first year we were married… gave them out as gifts a couple years later at our “birthday party for Jesus” open house.

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they carry the aroma of everything “home” at the holidays.  plus they’re just fun to make!

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(this year the littles spread out on the floor and rolled them right there.  they loved it!  and of course, we had cinnamon-socks to contend with.)

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little tip?  you can find cinnamon at the dollar store.  no lie – big bottle.  i don’t know that it’s baker’s-quality (we’re spice snobs), but it is perfect for making large batches of these sweet ornaments.

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you can dry them at room temperature for a couple days (and oh, they’ll fill up your home like a wintery candle), or you can gently dry them in a low-temperature oven.

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they’re pretty hanging on the tree, and they mingle delightfully with the aroma of a fresh fir, if you have one.

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we like to use them to decorate gifts!

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want the recipe?  get it here!  how do you Christmas-craft?

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