....until a Christmas Craft Show that I have rented a booth in that is. AND I have done as I do so well, I have procrastinated. I have some friends who think that is a hilarious trait about myself. I won't mention any names...Debby.
So, here I am, scrambling to make enough things to fill a 10x6 booth.
And I thought along the way I would post a few tutorials of what I'm making and here is the first one.
I know we have all seen these things to death, but I thought it would be fun to take a look again. I am talking about Cinnamon Ornies.
First I gathered all my supplies. I will be making Gingerbread Men Cinnamon Ornies and to make these I need;
paper clips, cut in half
small rusty bells
gingerbread cookie cutters (I use the big and medium sizes in my set)
Then I mix the dough using;
3 c cinnamon
2 - 2 1/2 c apple sauce
1 c glue
I kind of added more of what I needed to make the dough a good consistency. Then I rolled it out 1/4" thick. I sprinkled my board and dough with cinnamon so that nothing would stick. I cut out large and small gingerbread men using my cookie cutters.
I fix it up right away before it dries. This is where mine are a bit different from others that just poke a hole through the ornament to thread a string for hanging. I use the half paper clip and stick the cut sides in the top of the head and leave enough out to put strips of fabric through for hanging.
I make the eyes by dipping the end of a paint brush in black paint, blotting off a bit, then press it in the face where I want the eyes.
To finish it off, I push two rusty bells on the body to look like buttons.
One more tip, I kind of rubbed the bottom edges with my fingers to smooth them out a bit. That is the cut side and it can be kind of rough.
I put them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and baked at 170 deg. for 1 hr. Then I let them air dry the rest of the way, turning them over to dry the back as well.
When they are dry, I cut a bit of homespun fabric to loop through the paper clip. I tie a little knot to make a hanger and voila!
Aren't they just so cute? And they smell delicious! Thanks for stopping by.
UPDATE: I tried making the eyes by just using the end of the paintbrush without paint and I actually like it better.
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