Monday, November 28, 2011

Thank You!

First of all, thanks so much for following us over to our new space! We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Ours was spent with family, friends and food. It was good.

So on to our winners!

For her choice of pouch from Mums shop number--
 Crafterhours - Adrianna

For her choice of garland from the my shop number--
 Sherie Lee

And for the Suprise number--
Kelly's Korner

So what is the surprise? Well Mum and I were feeling festive and I stumbled on this photograph for sale on etsy the other day. (shop here
It inspired me because I remembered Mum told me that the Cinnamon ornaments were very popular back at the Patch Craft Shop... (Mum still has the ornaments she bought from Mary) and I thought wouldn't it be awesome to make a cinnamon garland?! (I am not sure what they are made out of in this photo- maybe FIMO? )
So we got to work - and decided it was amazing and we must send it out to someone to enjoy or we'd be fighting over who gets to keep it... which would be messy... mainly because of the glitter but also because we both really want it! (I still think I would have won)

We enjoyed it so much we realized  we should just show everyone how to make their own because it's so easy and fun and it will make your house smell like Christmas.

Cinnamon Ornament Garland Tutorial
We used this recipe with variations (I bolded them below).


  • 1 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon allspice
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons wood glue


ginger bread cookie cutter- we used the Dad from this set which we found at Michaels

Craft hole punch or circle icing decorating tip
Glitter - We used Martha Stewart Glitter in Brownstone
Glue/paint brush - We used Martha Stewart Glitter Glue which includes a brush inside
embroidery needle


In a medium bowl, stir together dry ingredients. Mix in the applesauce and glue. Work the mixture with your hands 2 to 3 minutes to form a ball. If mixture is too wet, add more cinnamon. If mixture is too dry, add more applesauce.

Lightly dust a clean surface with cinnamon. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out gingerbread men. You can re-roll dough to get as much as possible out of each batch.

Use a hole punch or circle icing tip to make a hole for hanging with a ribbon.

Dry in a slow oven, 200 degrees F (100 degrees C) for several hours, or air dry in a sunny spot for 4 or 5 days. Some people suggest flipping to keep them nice and flat. 

When dry coat top with glue using a paint brush, sprinkle generously with glitter and then knock off  the excess for reuse.
When dry, string on ribbon. We used a continuous piece of ribbon and just went through each arm twice to create a loop, then ran the ribbon along the back to keep each gingerbread man from moving
Enjoy decorating your house with garland or ornaments- these things smell wonderful and with the glitter addition the sparkle like crazy

**Winners** Please contact us with your picks and address information so we can mail your prizes.

Thanks so much for playing along!


  1. Love the garland! I must have one.....

  2. Oh my gosh! Seriously?? Do you KNOW how much I love cinnamon ornaments??? I'm so excited!!!! Thank you!!!!

    (You guys have my address)

  3. I can't believe I won! Yay me, yay for the new blog, love it! Am gonna try the ginger bread garland soon, thanks guys!

  4. wow, sorry I'm so far behind! I really need to catch up on my poor neglected blog roll! Thank you sooo much! I love the pencil cases, and believe it or not, I actually *need* one instead of just wanting it :)

  5. I am so far behind! I kept thinking, 'why haven't Corinnea or Jess not posted anything??" Well you were but I never put your new blog on my blogroll. I thought I did! I swear I did... anyway, I love the garland. I should do this with my woodland cookie cutters (the ones Mary used). What a nice surprise for Kelly:)


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