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« on: November 24, 2010 08:07:56 AM »

I went to the Dollar Tree yesterday to get cinnamon to make applesauce cinnamon ornaments with the kids yesterday. When I was there I saw some cute Christmas tea towels. I thought they would make cute little bags to hold the ornament supplies. And also be a nice little inexpensive gifts for friends/family with children that would enjoy making the ornaments together. I used the individual applesauce cups (so the applesauce wouldn't need to be measured) a cookie cuuter and the dough recipe. Also pictured are the ornaments we made last night.


Thanks for the kind words. To make the dough, just mix equal parts of applesauce and cinnamon. I gave each child a 4 oz tub of applesauce and a heaping 1/2 cup of cinnamon. Just mix well.  If dough is too moist add a little cinnamon and if too dry add a little more applesauce. Start mixing w/a spoon then use your hands. Roll 1/4" thick and cut w/cookie cutter. Use a straw to make the hole for hanging. Let dry for 3-4 days or you can dry in oven at low temp.
For the bag, I cut the towel in half and did a roll hem at the top edge. Then I sewed the 2 long sides together with a french seam and sewed in the white ribbon that the bag is tied with in the seam. Then I hand sewed (because of the pom-pom's) the bottom straight across. It took me longer to figure out how I wanted to do it than anything!
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010 08:19:30 AM »

Cute gift idea!  And nice for you to include the kids in projects!

Don't these make the house smell so yummy?
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010 08:43:02 AM »

I love the bags, they are adorable! Also, those have to be one of my favorite ornaments to make... and they always smell super yummy!
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010 09:10:28 AM »

Oh, these are so cute!!  I love the idea of using a holiday tea towel to make bags, too!  I seem to acquire at least 3 sets of holiday towels each year that will never get put to use otherwise. Cheesy

I've never made these ornaments, though!  What recipe do you use?
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010 09:38:49 AM »

Thanks for the kind words. To make the dough, just mix equal parts of applesauce and cinnamon. I gave each child a 4 oz tub of applesauce and a heaping 1/2 cup of cinnamon. Just mix well.  If dough is too moist add a little cinnamon and if too dry add a little more applesauce. Start mixing w/a spoon then use your hands. Roll 1/4" thick and cut w/cookie cutter. Use a straw to make the hole for hanging. Let dry for 3-4 days or you can dry in oven at low temp.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010 09:43:02 AM »

What a great idea!  I love that you made little kits!
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010 09:57:32 AM »

That's a neat idea!   I take it they keep for a long time?  I might buy some cheap bulk cinnamon for this, as I have lots of apple sauce.....
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010 10:38:31 AM »

I think I am going to try this.  I will be going to the $1 store when I get off work today!  I saw online that you can bake them for and hour at 150 to harden them. 
For the tea towel bags, did you sew two towels together?
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010 10:41:32 AM »


Thank you for the recipe! And, I also love the tea towels as bags idea... genius
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« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2010 10:46:21 AM »

For the bag, I cut the towel in half and did a roll hem at the top edge. Then I sewed the 2 long sides together with a french seam and sewed in the white ribbon that the bag is tied with in the seam. Then I hand sewed (because of the pom-pom's) the bottom straight across. It took me longer to figure out how I wanted to do it than anything!
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2010 03:44:59 PM »

Oh, I love this idea!  Thanks for it!
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2010 12:19:53 PM »

Thank you sooo much for the recipe and tutorial!  I added them to your first post, so I can feature this on Tute Tuesday on our blog next week! Kiss
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2010 08:34:22 AM »

I made the gift bags on Wednesday and it took me a few trys to get them right.  Everything turned out cute and I gave the bags to my little neices on Thanksgiving.  Thanks so much for the great idea!
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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2010 01:20:22 PM »

Awesome idea.  I need to make some of these!  Your cookies look very nice.
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2010 07:21:44 AM »

What a cute idea!  I love that it's a kit!  They'll love it! 
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« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2010 07:25:45 AM »

That's a neat idea!   I take it they keep for a long time?  I might buy some cheap bulk cinnamon for this, as I have lots of apple sauce.....
I have some from years ago. I add ground nutmeg and allspice as well as the cinnamon.
If they get less aromatic, you can sand the back a little and they'll smell wonderful again.
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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2010 11:46:47 AM »

Me and the kids are going to make these today. Yours look awesome! I would have never thought of using towels either as bags, great idea!
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« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2010 03:35:37 PM »

I'm glad you all liked the idea. Happy to share. Grin
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« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2010 04:48:16 PM »

What a great idea!  Your ornaments are so cute! 
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2010 08:48:24 AM »

I posted about this in my blog and linked back here to you!  If you want to see, my blog link is in my signature.
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« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2010 02:05:09 PM »

Cool! Thanks Lindy Grin.
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