THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON THE CABIN WILL BE DECORATED IN A SIMPLE NATURAL THEME AND PART OF THAT WILL BE ADDING CINNAMON GINGERBREAD ORNAMENTS TO OUR TREE. IT’S AN INEXPENSIVE AND FAMILY FUN WAY TO DECORATE, JUST SCROLL DOWN FOR A PRINTABLE RECIPE AND GET STARTED MAKING THESE ADORABLE ORNAMENTS!
My first memories of making gingerbread ornaments was in my early 20’s, my first time out on my own, and in need of a cheap way to decorate a tree for Christmas. As I got older I would make large gingerbread men and woman to stand on shelves as Christmas decor. I think it was popular in the late 80’s. You know when mauve and country blue were in style? Wow I’m really dating myself. I would make a batch every Christmas the scent of cinnamon filled the air and put me in a festive mood.
This year I’m going back to my roots and keeping Christmas simple. I’ll be decorating with only natural things, like they did in the old days. You won’t be seeing any glitz and glam in my home this year that’s for sure.
With my Moms recent passing it has me thinking about what really matters in life, and this year going all out with my Christmas decor just isn’t going to happen. I’m going to spend my time picking and choosing what I want to do, I’m not going to cave to the pressure of making the cabin a show stopper. Life is truly short and I want to enjoy the process of creating a simple Christmas home this year.
Why you need to make these ornaments: It’s easy to do, they smell amazing, they look charming sitting on a shelf or used as garland on a tree. And if you have kids or grandkids they’ll love making them.
- 1 C of flour
- 1/2 C of salt
- 1/2 C of cinnamon
- 3/4 C hot water
- Add all ingredients into a bowl and use a stand mixer to mix until everything is incorporated. Lightly dust your hands with flour and knead by hand until the dough forms a ball. Put wax paper on your countertop, place dough on top, cover with wax paper and use rolling pin to roll out dough to 1/8"-1/4" thick. Cut with cookie cutters of your choice. Let ornaments air dry for 24 hours. If you want to add a string for hanging use a drinking straw to make a hole before the ornament is completely dry. Paint with acrylic paint for embellishment.