Monday, December 1, 2008

Cinnamon bird ornaments

As I've mentioned before, the theme of this Christmas, for me, seems to be birds. Don't ask me why - I have no idea! I saw these super cute cinnamon bird ornaments in a Martha Stewart magazine, though, and I just had to make them. They are really easy to make and turn out very nicely with very minimal effort.

This is all you need to make the dough:
Cinnamon, apple sauce and craft glue.

You mix it all together,

and roll it out.

Then you cut out the templates (you can download the templates at the link I provided above)

trace around the template onto the dough and let dry for 24 hours. They mention in the article that you can bake them for 2 hours at 200 degrees in the oven. I did this for some of them and the ones I baked turned out much darker than the ones I air-dried. This affects the way the glitter and beads look, and I liked the look of the lighter dough better.

Anyways, after they're dry you use various colors and sizes of glitter and beads to decorate and voila you have some beautiful bird ornaments.

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Gwen said...

Wow - those are cool! I imagine they smell good too, huh? BTW, I love your new background! :)

Kristen said...

very neat thanks for sharing
Merry Sitsmas

Wendy said...

Thanks for sharing these! After seeing these on your blog and another we decided to try them this weekend :)