Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Suzy's Back

Continuing on the Suzy Homemaker mode I made cinnamon ornaments.

I miss my little electric potpourri pot that I used in the States to make the house smell good during the holidays. It is like a mini crock pot that simmers the spices. Looks disgusting, but very yummy smelling. The electricity is different here and using a transformer for appliances is expensive, therefore I left it in storage.
So, instead, I made cinnamon ornaments. The following recipe is approximate amounts.

1/2 cup cinnamon
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup Elmer's glue
Mix until you can form a semi moist ball. Sprinkle cinnamon on the counter. Roll out to about 1/4" and use your favorite cookie cutters to for the ornaments. Carefully place the ornaments on a cookie sheet. Use a straw or toothpick to form a hole for hanging. Bake in oven @ 150 degrees for several hours or until dry. Hang with a red ribbon or you can embellish with craft paints and then hang.

Well, I didn't follow the instruction correctly. First set of ornaments, the "dough" was too stiff so the ornaments cracked. Second set of ornaments the "dough" was rolled too thinly. I didn't realize any of this until I took the ornaments out of the oven.

Well, they all curled up.
The house smells good, but I think I need to make another batch. I am too embarrassed to hang these.