Sunday, December 09, 2007

Fun Monday "Show me your favorite ornament"

Katabug is our host this week and this is what she wants...
In the spirit of the season I would like to see your favorite Christmas tree ornament. Not to be confused with the WHOLE tree. I want you to zoom in and show me one or a few(you know I can't choose just one!) of your favorite ornaments. If you don't decorate a tree, show me your menorah or dreidel, Kinara, or Yule Log. I want to see your favorite decoration for this holiday season
Here are my, I guess you can say favorite....



The first one is a Christmas reef I made with some of my extra angles i had used to make candles.
The second one is one a elder lady made my kids long ago.
The third one is my cinnamon/applesauce ornaments I make every year. I have to re-tract my recipe on these because I wrote it down wrong last time.
1 cup apple sauce
1 jar of 4.25 oz ground cinnamon
mix well and it will come out sorta like a biscuit dough. Roll them out like you would roll out biscuits and use cookie cutters to make any shape you want. Use a toothpick to make a small hole to be able to put a string through. Bake @ 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Let slightly cool and use a spacula to loosen from cookie sheet. Let set over night to finish drying out. The next day you can put a sting or ribbon in the hole and hang on your tree

25 comments:

Junebug said...

Say don't feel obligated to do that meme now, just wait til later if you want to, no hurry at all. It can keep. If I can help you with the link, I woud be glad to. You see in your post where Kaytabug's name is, if you went back to edit your post and highlighted her name and clicked on that link button(the sixth one over from the left) you would enter her URL of her blog (http://mommak3lilmen.blogspot.com) and click ok and that should make her name a link to her blog. It should change color and be underlined automatically. I hope that makes sense.

crystal said...

Hey! I've been following your blog for a few weeks now. I posted about my fav. ornament!
http://backyardacademy.blogspot.com/2007/12/my-favorite-ornamnet.html

Pamela said...

those applesauce/cinnamon ornaments are very interesting. How long do they stay fresh and nice?

Gattina said...

I like the cinnamon apple sauce decoration, that sounds special to me !

Holly said...

Those look like they smell wonderful. Can something look like it smells wonderful LOL?

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I posted the cinnamon ornaments, too. Aren't they fun?

Debs said...

I use to make the applesauce and cinnamon ornies every year. I may need to do them again. I miss the smell. :)

ellen b. said...

How fun to make ornaments for the tree. Must smell yummy at your house!

A Slice of Life said...

Ah, that's what we need to do, the cinnamon ornies! I think our last one broke this year...did you know they keep well? Only the smell tends to fade out.

I'm going to be brave and say sign me up for next week!

Susan at A Slice of Life

Kaytabug said...

Your wreath is lovely!
I really want to try the homemade ornaments!! Thanks for sharing!

Karmyn R said...

My son made those ornaments last year in Kindergarten. They smelled so good. (this year, not so much).

Nice wreath.

Dreaming What Ifs...

Carrie Sue said...

Yummy cinnamon apple sauce bisquit ornaments - very sweet!

ChrisB said...

I like the sound of the applesauce /cinnamon ornaments yours are the second ones I've seen but before today I had never heard of them.

Kaycie said...

Nice post. I really like those homemade ornaments. We do those, too.

Sandy said...

This is the 2nd time I've seen the applesauce/cinnamon ornament today. I think I'll have to give them a try. Thanks.

Mrs. Darling said...

As a school teacher I just have to correct you on the use of the word Christmas reef. That is actually a Christmas wreath not reef.:) Still even with the wrong word it is lovely. Ive never made the applesauce one but there is one on my tree made by my daughter that is now twenty years old and still in fine shape!

Willowtree said...

Hand made ornaments, very impressive! Yours are the second applesauce/cinnamon ornaments I've seen so far. I had never heard of them before today.

Sauntering Soul said...

If I ever get my Christmas joy and mojo back, I'm making the applesauce/cinnamon ornaments with my niece and my cousin's three sons! Those are great!

janet said...

love the idea of homemade ornaments. guess the cinnamon applesauce ones aren't really for eating, huh?

Bren said...

I've seen a few people with applesauce ones today. I think I'm going to try those!

Robinella said...

I love making those ornaments. My Mom taught it to me. We also throw a little clove in to make them extra smelly and we use a straw to make the holes perfectly round. :-)

Glad I could help with the link. Now maybe you can tell me about the sticky note.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I've never cooked ornaments. That's a new one!

Megnificent said...

Mmmmmmm, i bet those cinnamon ornaments smell delish! I'm going to make them! Thanks.

lisa's chaos said...

I love the wreath and it's so neat someone made that little bell for you.

Thanx for posting the recipe for the cinnamon ornaments. :)

Dawn said...

I am still planning on making those some time, but maybe with an everyday theme. I have a small straw hat that has dry apples and cinnamon sticks on it that I hang in the porch most of the year. I could do something like that with them.