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  1. now at home mom
    now at home mom at · Reply

    these are very pretty Alex 🙂 & yes, something I would like to try making with my little one 🙂

  2. Karen
    Karen at · Reply

    This may be a dumb question, but our 8 year old loves to finger paint. So would we be able to do that with these?

  3. Victoria • Restoring our Victorian
    Victoria • Restoring our Victorian at · Reply

    I vaguely remember having some ornaments like that from when I was a kid. I guess we threw them away, because they were getting pretty mungy and gross, but they had a smell I still remember.

  4. Amy
    Amy at · Reply

    You’re on a roll, lady! I love this and the scent of cinnamon is amazing 🙂

  5. Heaven
    Heaven at · Reply

    Can you paint them?

  6. Marie Koontz
    Marie Koontz at · Reply

    Just curious how fragile they are when dry? And what is the youngest age you would recommend for this craft? I’m a gramma and it looks like something fun to do with the grand kids.

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  8. Inspire Me Heather
    Inspire Me Heather at · Reply

    Thanks for your dough recipe and for the tips too, they do look great1

  9. Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    Jennifer @ Brave New Home at · Reply

    Love these! Just the motivation I need to make some ornaments : ]

  10. Thalita @ The Learner Observer
    Thalita @ The Learner Observer at · Reply

    These look amazing. You are a crafting maniac! I honestly want to make some of these, and the fact that they can be scented is even better!

  11. Nathalie
    Nathalie at · Reply

    i had to put at least 6 1/4 cups of water.to get a dough texture… and did not use cinnamon oïl but pure cinnamon powder…; wao do these gingerbread man décorations smell good , my whoe veranda smells like aple pie! 😉

  12. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet at · Reply

    These have such a stunning finished look! Thanks for all the tips and tricks, too. Pinning for when I tackle these (noticed I said “when” and not “if”).

  13. Danielle from Storypiece
    Danielle from Storypiece at · Reply

    I’m kinda pissed that somehow I missed your card post last year. They are seriously adorable! Thanks for sharing the how-to… I definitely want to try this for a craft night with friends.

  14. Tricia
    Tricia at · Reply

    Are they fragile at all? I would like to put them on Christmas presents that I have to ship and wondered if I should provide protection for them when wrapping several gifts in a big box.

  15. feralturtle
    feralturtle at · Reply

    A wonderful project! Thanks for sharing your recipe Alex! Keep warm

  16. Maureen Watson.
    Maureen Watson. at · Reply

    Could you, or have you tried, oil of mint? I would think that would work too. Or oil of almond?

  17. Judy White
    Judy White at · Reply

    These are cute!I was wondering if you’d completely forgotten to mention putting holes in them for hanging, but finally read that part.These are also easy to paint with acrylics or with spray paint,but I suggest adding a clear finish after they are done.They will last longer and will hold up for years.

  18. Charlotte Risner
    Charlotte Risner at · Reply

    I dipped mine in wax … Made them looked like they were glazed … I did a tree for my kitchen with these ,stringed cranberries & popcorn garland , tied cinnamon sticks ,I had a giant gingerbread cookie cutter so I made two with holes in hands tied them with cute ribbon as a topper ….not only looks good it smells delicious … I had lights on the tree also ..everyone that has seen it loves it … Thanks for the recipes

  19. tracy
    tracy at · Reply

    ohhhh must do some of these with my granddaughter, she is six so will enjoy it.
    have to ask though being in uk, is your cornstarch our cornflour, and you used cinnemon oil flavour, is that different from flavouring/essence or is it better to use essential oil, or as in another post the powder.

  20. Tara @ Suburble
    Tara @ Suburble at · Reply

    Simple and beautiful!

    Tell me – you can paint these, right?

    I think that the girls and I are going to attempt these this weekend!

  21. Lisa M.
    Lisa M. at · Reply

    Awesome! I just found the perfect parent Christmas present project for my kindergarten class! Thanks for sharing.

  22. cred
    cred at · Reply

    I love these, Alex. I had pinned a similar ornament last year that I had intended to make for gift tags. No tutorial, though. Now I have yours and the cards that you originally made with stamped lettering- thanx.
    Could you clarify a bit on the stamping? You stamp them once dry? Using regular stamp ink, I presume? And how about the metal stamps- did you stamp those before the clay dried so that it imprinted the letters? And did you use stamp ink on the metal stamps, too?
    Sorry for inquisition but I would love to make these with the kids this year- just so cute.

  23. carol
    carol at · Reply

    These are so sweet

  24. Joleen
    Joleen at · Reply

    where do you find the oil to make them smell.

  25. Emma
    Emma at · Reply

    Scented! Yes!! Pretty sure one or both of my kiddos would attempt to eat them, but hey, a little cornstarch never killed anyone 😉

  26. Patty
    Patty at · Reply

    Where did you find the tree cookie cutter?

  27. Rachel
    Rachel at · Reply

    Is baking soda the same as bicarbonate of soda, we have baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in uk?

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  31. Liz
    Liz at · Reply

    The dough I made is just crumbling apart it’s not staying together

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  33. Sol de Dezembro
    Sol de Dezembro at · Reply

    Wow! This is such a great idea!
    Thank you

  34. Kristine V
    Kristine V at · Reply

    How do you store the leftover dough, please?

  35. Cindy Fordyce
    Cindy Fordyce at · Reply

    Hi I just make a few yesterday. Another site says to leave them in the fridge over night.. But when I checked on them they were still too soft and one piece broke off. Did I do something wrong. I might need a little more water, or I didn’t let it bubble long enough. Any tips would be great. Thanks so much. Cindy Fordyce

  36. Theraisa K
    Theraisa K at · Reply

    How many years do these keep for? Like if I made them this year, stored them in the basement or other area of the house, will they be usable next year?

  37. Mary
    Mary at · Reply

    Do you need to store them in a warm place.

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