Its been a long time coming. I grew up with a mom of many trades and talents. No one ever has and no one (who knows her) ever will tell her she can’t do something. She is now a best-selling author with a radio show but she was once- get ready… an interior decorator, basketball coach, children’s clothing designer, crafty and amazing sewer, television host.. and the list goes on and on. I say all this to explain why I just can’t seem to stick to just one thing. Food is and will always be my passion, my stress-reliever, my go to hobby and love but I am GET THIS- CRAFTY! (I use that term lightly)
Now I am not saying I am great at it but I am getting there and with a little time and practice like most things I think I could actually call myself crafty and mean it! As soon as I saw this picture in real simple magazine of a cute little star ornament on a Christmas package I was immediately hooked. It was clever and simple and exuded such a natural vibe l that I knew I must include these babies on my pretty little Christmas gifts. My son had a ball making his own ornaments for his friends gifts, anyone want a monster truck or chevy pickup ornament? I have plenty:)
I am not the best wrapper but when you have the right supplies, anything can happen. After all, its the most magical, wonderful time of the year!
- 1½ - cups store bought applesauce
- 1½ - cups cinnamon + more for dusting
- ⅛ - cup tacky glue
- Thoroughly mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl. If the “dough” is too dry, add more applesauce; if it is too wet, add more cinnamon.
- Roll out the dough to about ⅛ inch thick. Cut out different shapes by using cookie cutters and using cinnamon instead of flour for dusting.
- Don't forget to add the holes while the dough is wet. Lay ornaments on foil-covered pan and place in the oven on 170 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let dry for 24-48 hours.