We're going to use lots of cinnamon. Cinnamon is a scent that I can sometimes find overpowering but, I enjoy it in the fall. It's warm and inviting. I love these pomanders that we're going to make because they can literally last for years and years, and still give off a nice subtle aroma.
Here's what you need:
|That's apple sauce and cinnamon.
Don't worry about the brand, you're not going to eat it~
1) Measure 1 cup of cinnamon and pour into a mixing bowl.
2) Add about 1/2 cup of apple sauce.
Your dough should be dry and crumbly.
4) Dust your mold with a bit of cinnamon.
5) Scoop out a large egg sized shape of dough and gently knead into your mold.
6) Level off the back with a sharp knife.
7) Gently tap your mold until the dough comes out and place on a cookie sheet.
8) Before you put into the oven to bake, don't forget to make a little hole at the top of your shape so that you have something to hang your pomander by when you're all done.
9) Now you can put into the oven for one hour at 150 degrees.
After one hour, take the pomanders off your baking sheet and place right on the rack in the oven for another hour, still at 150 degrees. This will allow the dough to thoroughly dry out.
Let them cool off, and now comes the fun part. Decorate your pomanders with ribbon, flowers, buttons, anything you want!
Hang in your kitchen or a hallway and every time you pass by you'll get a lovely poof of cinnamon air.
If, after awhile you can't smell it anymore, just rub the back of your pomander down a bit. It will freshen it up and the cinnamon scent will come alive again.
What do you think? What's your favourite fall smell? As I was making this I was wondering if I could try different spices for different smells and colours. I'm thinking about recycling this craft and making some nice tree ornaments for Christmas. Use your imagination and see what you come up with!
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