Gift Tag Ornaments

Attached to a bow on a gift or wrapped in a pretty box, giving ornaments is a Christmas tradition in my family. I decided that it was about time I started partaking in this tradition, however instead of buying ornaments I would make my own. This year I decided to make them using my Great Grandma's applesauce ornament recipe. Here you'll see how I used this recipe to make snowmen for friends.

 {I bought mini letter stamps from Michaels}
 {press them into the dough after you cut them all out}
Apple Sauce Ornaments 
not edible
• 1 cup (plus more for rolling) ground cinnamon 
• 1 tablespoon nutmeg
• 1 tablespoon ground clove
• 1 tablespoon all spice 
• 3/4 cup applesauce (I used Walmart brand)
• 2 tablespoons Aleens tacky glue 
1.  In a medium bowl mix spices, stir in applesauce and glue.
2. Work mixture 2-3 minutes with your hands to form a ball.
          • Too dry? Add more applesauce
          • Too moist? Add more cinnamon
3.  Divide into four equal parts. Roll to 1/4 inch thick on a cinnamon covered surface; cut into desired shapes with a cookie cutter.
4. Use a straw to place a hole at the top.
5. Place on a cookie sheet and allow to dry 4-5 days - your home will smell fabulous.
6. Be sure to flip the ornaments over after two days so they'll dry on both sides.
7. Add a ribbon.
8. You can also paint the ornaments like I did here.

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