Spice up your mantle or tree with this easy Christmas garland! Made with cinnamon dough Christmas ornaments and your favorite holiday fabric, this garland not only looks great, but it smells great, too.

Homemade Christmas decorations are the best and this easy Christmas garland smells as good as it looks! Cinnamon dough ornaments are strung together on fabric to make rustic and fun Christmas decoration that will last for years to come.

 

When my husband and I first got married, our first Christmas tree was a little sparse on Christmas ornaments.  So for the first couple of years we would make Christmas ornaments for our tree. One year we painted dough ornaments like these Star Wars ornaments.  I loved making the ornaments so much that every year since I've made homemade ornaments with the kids.

One of our favorites to make are  with cinnamon dough. They smell amazing! But you don't have to just hang the ornaments on the tree.  You can also make this adorable garland.

Easy Christmas Garland with Cinnamon Dough Christmas Ornaments

 

Cinnamon and Applesauce Dough

Start by making the ornaments. These need time to chill and dry so plan ahead.  To make the dough, combine applesauce, cinnamon and glue In a mixing bowl. Stir to form a ball. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight (covered).

Cookie Cutter Christmas Ornaments

After the dough is chilled, sprinkle cinnamon on a flat surface and roll the dough to about 3/8″ thickness. Use cookie cutters to cut gingerbread shapes. This garland was made using the Gingerbread Boy and Girl Cookie Cutters from the Wilton 101 cookie cutter set . Use the end of a plastic straw to poke two holes into each gingerbread person for hanging.

Rustic Christmas Garland

Place gingerbread people a wire rack to air dry, or a cookie sheet if you plan to dry in the oven. They need to dry for about 2-3 days. To speed dry, place in a warm oven for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until dry. The lower the better for temperature. If you use both racks, rotate every half hour or so. If the pieces dry too fast, they will crack.

Once the cookies are dried, it's time to make them in to a garland. For the garland you will need:

Fabric of your choice: This garland was made using a “fat” quilting quarter that was 99 cents and measured 18″ x 21″. Try to select a fabric that looks the same on both sides.  Cut the fabric in to strips that 3/4″ x 18″. You need one per gingerbread person.
Scissors
Nail File or Fine Sand Paper (Optional)

Gingerbread Men Ornaments

If necessary, use a nail file or sand paper to remove the irregular and rough edges from the gingerbread people.

Dough Ornaments

Weave the fabric into one hole of the gingerbread person, slide the other end in the other hole and center it as best as you can. Repeat for all gingerbread people.

DIY Christmas Garland

Tie the two people together with a double knot. Repeat until you've made a garland.

Cinnamon Dough Christmas Garland

String across your mantle or Christmas tree! The best part is the cinnamon from the cookies will make your house smell amazing.

Cinnamon Dough Christmas Ornaments

Serves 6-8     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1-1/2 cups cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup white glue
  • Plastic Straw for holes
  • Gingerbread Boy and Girl Cookie Cutters from the Wilton 101 cookie cutter set

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add applesauce, cinnamon and glue. Stir to form a ball. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight (covered).
  2. When ready to make the ornaments, sprinkle cinnamon on a flat surface and roll the dough to about 3/8" thickness.
  3. Use cookie cutters to cut gingerbread shapes.
  4. Use the end of a plastic straw to poke two holes into each gingerbread person for hanging.
  5. Place gingerbread people a wire rack to air dry, or a cookie sheet if you plan to dry in the oven.
  6. They need to dry for about 2-3 days. To speed dry, place in a warm oven for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until dry. The lower the better for temperature. If you use both racks, rotate every half hour or so. If the pieces dry too fast, they will crack.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 93kcal Calories from fat 4
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 17g 68%
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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3 comments on “Easy Christmas Garland with Cinnamon Dough Christmas Ornaments

  1. Happy Holiday Season Camille. These are adorable. Pinned & shared. Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. See you again soon.

  2. These are so cute and think adding the cinnamon smell to the house is an awesome bonus! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!
    xoxo
    Lisa

  3. Cute! I bet it smells amazing too! Pinning to share!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!
    ~Laurie