Cinnamon Scented Fall Garland

Pile of Cinnamon GarlandWhen the weather gets colder and the seasons change it is hard not to get into the fall spirit.  I decided to incorporate the decor and scents of the season with a cinnamon cookie style fall garland.

Supplies:

  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1 cup cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons craft glue
  • cookie cutters
  • string
  • large needle
  • ruler

1)  Mix together 1 cup of cinnamon, 1 cup apple sauce and 2 tablespoons of craft glue to create a dough.  The dough should be the consistence of cookie dough so I added a apple sauce and cinnamon to adjust the mixture.

2)  I rolled the dough out on my work surface and cut out my cinnamon pieces using the cookie cutter.  I used the large needle to poke a hole in the middle of each piece so that I could string them together later. For this project I used just one cookie cutter, a rounded scalloped design.  I think it makes the garland look more cohesive, but you could vary your shapes.  The goal for each piece was about 1/8th inch, which seems to work best for this project.  Once the “cookies” have been rolled out I dried them using the food dehydratorCinnamon Garland Pre Assembly set on medium.  It took a few hours to dry them using the food dehydrator, but I have also had success in the past air drying over a few days.

3)  Once the cinnamon pieces had a chance to dry I used my string and needle to create the garland.  I cut a 5′ 10” piece of string (a little extra to get a 5′ garland) and made a knot at the opposite end.  As I pushed each cinnamon piece onto the sCinnamon Garland Close Uptring I made a knot to hold it into place.  Each piece should be surrounded by 2 knots preventing it from shifting.  I used a ruler to keep the spacing even 4-6 inches seems to work for me.

 

 

 

Once I finished stringing the piece I hung it over my fireplace.  When the fireplace is on the warmth from it heats the cinnamon pieces and a delightful cinnamon scent spreads throughout the room.

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12 Responses to Cinnamon Scented Fall Garland

  1. Rachael says:

    What a great idea! I pinned it so I could do it sometime. It would also be great for christmas.

  2. What a super idea. The smell would be heavenly throughout the entire house. Thanks for the tutorial. Thanks also for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. Stephanie says:

    I love this! I grew up using a similar recipe to make gingerbread men with to hang on the tree. I love how you made garland! That is perfect for the fall! I would love to try this out! I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested: http://mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com/2011/10/document.html

  4. Kaitlin says:

    I love this! How cute and I love that it is edible! Thanks for linking up!

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

  5. Stephanie says:

    I love this garland so much! I have used this recipe in the past to make gingerbread men to hang on the tree. It smells wonderful! Thank you for sharing at the Stache Party! I hope you’ll come back next month to link up!
    Stephanie
    mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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