I made these last year for Christmas and I had hoped to post them then. But Christmas means busy days and weeks, so my post just got left hanging.

I love making stuff. Creating gifts. And I always wanted to make something for Christmas. I am sure this is only the beginning, as David grows and we’ll be making things together (or so I hope).

The ornaments are normally for Christmas, but I believe they have this rustic feel and can be displayed all year round. It basically depends on the shape of the cookie cutters you use. Plus they smell like cinnamon! What other reason would you need to keep some in your morning coffee/tea corner?

Of course, I found this idea on Pinterest. Pinterest is the motherload for DIY stuff.

To make the dough for these cute ornaments, you will need 1 cup of flour, ½ cup of salt, ½ cup of cinnamon and ¾ cup of warm water. Mix them all in a bowl, knead the dough with clean dry hands (dust your hands with flour if the dough is sticky)  and that’s it.

Using a rolling pin, roll the dough on wax paper or baking paper, and use cookie cutters to cut the dough and make the ornaments. Use a straw to make tiny holes for rope, or stick a wire with a loop at the top.

They are supposed to dry in about 24 hours. I stuck mine in the dehydrator because they were not completely dry, and my patience was really low.

You can find the original post of this DIY here.

I left them like that. Did not paint them, did not spray them or anything. I just put a rope on them and hang them around the house, and also gave a few as a gift. They also smell nice. I can’t wait to get the box out and see if they still smell.

Also, David stuck his fingers in one of them, so we have one chipped heart that I really like.

Photos below, as usual.

photos by yours truly

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