Monday, 17 December 2012

Applesauce Cinnamon ornements and pine cone garland

I came across a version of Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments on Lulastics blog and was keen to try it out for myself.  Mini loves the smell of cinnamon and I managed to find some inexpensive pots of it in Aldi, which made them really reasonable.


Materials:

  • Cinnamon (I used three jars at 50p each and got lots of ornaments) 
  • Apple sauce (I got a value one from Tesco that you would use with pork at 35p)
  • Straws
  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie cutters
  • String
  • Pine cones
  • Modge podge or PVA
  • Gold spray (from the pound shop)
  • Florist wire

Method:

  1. Firstly heat the applesauce in a sauce pan and then add the cinnamon until it is a firm dough.
  2. kneed the dough thoroughly
  3. Using the spice instead of flou (to prevent sticking) roll out.  I found this easier on a silicone baking sheet using the play dough rolling pin
  4. I used cookie cutters we already had to make the shapes and a straw to make a hole for the string to go through
  5. Place on a wire rack and cook at 100 degrees for 2 two three hours.
  6. Allow to cool
  7. Coat with modge podge or PVA
  8. I spray painted my pine cones gold and allowed to dry.
  9. Using florists wire make a loop around the top of the pine cones.
  10. Thread a cinnamon ornament on to the thread and tie in place.
  11. the thread on a pine cone and secure by turning the florists wire.
  12. Alternate a pine cone and decoration for the length of you garland and hang.
  13. The modge podge doesn't stop the decorations from smelling and looking great.

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