Cinnamon Owl Ornaments Tutorial



Today I have a fun Christmas ornament DIY to share with you. These smell amazing, they're fun to make, and they make for a cute addition to your tree. Using supplies from just the dollar store, I'm going to show you how you can create these handmade cinnamon infused owl ornaments for your Christmas tree this Holiday season.


Cinnamon Owl Ornaments Tutorial

Here's how to make adorable and delicious smelling owl ornaments. Do you like dollar store crafts? I hope so! You'll need applesauce ($1 for a pack of 4, you only need 1 pack!), ground cinnamon (I used about 1.5 bottles at $1 each), and craft glue ($1 for a pack of two, you'll have nearly an entire bottle leftover!).

The Dough: Combine 1 pack of applesauce and 1 cup ground cinnamon. Mix in 1/2 cup craft glue. Let sit until dough starts to toughen (about an hour).


Start pulling small chunks off the dough and form into balls. Here's where I show you how "innovative" I am. I don't own a rolling pin, so I used a nearby Yankee candle to roll out my chunk of dough. I don't own cookie cutters, so I used the rim of the candle holder to cut out circles.


Using the cap of a marker, or side of a spoon, press it into the dough to create indents to mimic feathers. Then fold over the two sides of the circle to create "wings" and fold the top of the circle over to create the "head." Use the head of the marker to create the eyes and the tip of the marker to create the pupils. Then create a little triangle for the nose. I had to do some adjusting and smoothing to get them looking just right, so work with it until you're satisfied.


Take metal ornament hangers, straighten one of the hooks into an "L,"  and press them into the dough.


Set them on a cookie drying rack for 24 hours, flipping occasionally.



If you've enjoyed this tutorial, please give it a share. Your friends will probably enjoy making some, too! The dough works with cookie cutters, too. So have fun and create what works for the theme of your tree.

7 comments

  1. I love this take on a traditional ornament!

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  2. Love this. I think I'll try this with the kids this week! The ornaments will make perfect gifts!

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  3. We were just talking about alternatives to gingerbread for houses and this was my suggestion. I love that it came up in my feed the same day. I love the owls, so cute!!

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  4. Please, how much applesauce is in one "pack"? 8 Oz cup? 500 grams? A litre? A pack isn't a standard measure!

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  5. Love this idea an after school project! How many owl ornaments can be made from one recipe?

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  6. Exactly what I was looking for! But how much is "a pack" of applesauce? Equal to amount of cinnamon?
    I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts; I seè I have quite a backlog!

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