Christmas is just around the corner!! Make some of these spice ornaments for your tree or create a unique kitchen spice tree and don’t forget to make a few extras to share with others!
CINNAMON STAR TREE TOPPER5 – 6” cinnamon sticks1 – 12” cinnamon stickRubber bandsGlue gunUsing 2 cinnamon sticks, overlap the right over the left and wrap end with rubber band. This forms a tepee shape. Add the third cinnamon stick by overlapping it over the bottom of the right stick and wrap with rubber band. Add the fourth cinnamon stick by overlapping it over the bottom of the left stick and wrap with rubber band. The final cinnamon stick is added across the star with the left overlapping over the 4th stick and the right under the 3rd stick. Wrap both with rubber bands. Glue the sticks under the rubber bands and anywhere else the sticks overlap to secure. When glued, cut the rubber bands. Glue 12” cinnamon stick to star.
MOCK CLOVE POMANDERSStyrofoam ballWhole ClovesMixture of ground spices: cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice & nutmegCover ball with thinned glue and roll in spice mixture then allow to dry. Wrap with ribbon leaving long ends to tie to tree. Place cloves into ball in desired pattern remembering to keep them as close together as possible.
SPICE HEARTS8Tbs spice mix or cinnamon2-4Tbs applesaucePlace spice mix in bowl, add 2Tbs applesauce and combine, then add 1Tbs at a time to form dough. Roll out on spice sprinkled board to ¼” thick. Cut out with heart shaped cookie cutters. Make hole with a straw for hanger. Place on ungreased cookie sheets in 150-degree oven for 3-6 hours. Add thread to hang on tree or tie on packages.
STAR ANISE ICICLESFor each ornament, glue star anise to a 3” cinnamon stick. Add ribbon to top.
SPICE BALLSStyrofoam ballsRibbonVarious whole spices (cinnamon chips, anise seed, coriander seed, ginger root, etc.)White glueWrap ribbon around Styrofoam balls leaving enough extra ribbon to tie to tree. Spread glue in one section and dip in spices – fill holes by hand, then repeat on opposite side. Allow opposite sides to dry and then fill remaining sides.
“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others,
faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”
I Peter 4:10