Monday, November 23, 2020

Christmas Cinnamon Ornaments

Hello Friends! I'm here to share a easy Christmas ornament diy! This is a recipe that I've been making for many years. I still have ornaments my daughters made when they were little girls.



Cinnamon Ornaments

1/2" cup of Cinnamon

1/2" cup of Applesauce

Cookie press

white acrylic paint 

toothpick for hole


Mix cinnamon and applesauce together. If it's too wet and sticky, add more cinnamon. 


I did use quite a bit more cinnamon to keep the dough from sticking on rolling pin and on the work surface.


Dry your ornaments on a flat surface for several days. Or faster method is to dry in a food dehydrator. That is what I did. It took about 4 hours. A third method is in your oven set at lowest temperature. May take up to 6 hours or more.


When they are hard and dry, I took white acrylic paint and a soft piece of cloth and just a tiny bit of paint and rubbed lightly over the surface. 

Add a ribbon or twine and you have the most wonderful smelling ornament that last for many years! They hold their scent for extremely well. The ones I have from when my daughters were little have to been about 25 years ago and still smell great!

The Deer cookie press is from House on the Hill line of cookie molds. I bought them from Fantes Kitchen Shop.


Thursday, November 19, 2020

Buffalo Check Plaid Christmas!

 Hello my friends! Just a little update on a few more Christmas Decor goodies now in my Etsy Shop!

Buffalo Check Plaid has got me stitching away!

How fun is this Pillow Cover! 


 These sweet Mini Decor Pillows come in two different sizes!


All these Christmas Decor items are in my Etsy Shop here > Rock River Stitches



Sunday, November 15, 2020

Primitive Christmas Goodies!

 I know it's been awhile since my last post. Apologies. Time flies when you get busy with life and work.

 Thought I would share some of what I've been doing with my time.

These Santa Ornaments have wool hats with sheep wool locks that I needle felted in place. You can find these guys in my Etsy Shop >> Rock River Stitches

These sweet mini stockings were fun to stitch! Available in my Etsy Shop! >>    Rock River Stitches

More stockings! These are a large size, 24" long! And these stockings can be found in my etsy shop! >> Rock River Stitches
Did a tiny bit of Christmas decoration today! Those bottle brush trees I made many years ago. I think I did a tutorial here on my blog for them. Not sure.
And that Man in the Moon is a fun piece of decor! I have a few of those in my Etsy shop! >>Rock River Stitches 
Thanks for stopping by my little world!