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Making glitter & cinnamon ornaments with Craft E. Magee & D.I.Y. Louisville

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Homemade Christmas ornaments can be a wonderful family project to do with kids during the holidays. Elizabeth Magee is better known online as "Craft E. Magee." And Julee Lair is the co-founder of a craft group called D. I. Y. Louisville. They show the basic steps to creating unique and colorful decorations with glitter or cinnamon.

For the Glitter ornament you will need:

-clear glass ornaments (Joann's and Michael's carry them during the Christmas season, or you can get them online at Hobby Lobby).


-floor cleaner. ( yes, but this is the secret ingredient.)

First, make sure you start with a clean ornament. Use rubbing alcohol to clean them.

To get complete directions including a photo tutorial, go to either Craft E. Magee's or D. I. Y. Louisville's website.

Cinnamon-Applesauce Ornaments

 -use it anytime or anywhere you want your house to smell warm  and inviting.  (Note that these ornaments are not edible.)
The ingredients 1 cup cinnamon
3/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup white glue

Mix all ingredients well until they form a dough. Flatten the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.   Keep in mind that the dough will be quite dry, and can be tricky to work with.

Use cookie cutters to cut out festive holiday shapes. Use a drinking straw to punch a small hole in the top of each ornament if you plan to hang them. Keep them flat and move them to a warm, dry spot for 48 hours to allow them to dry. Turn each ornament over every few hours to dry on each side.  Alternatively, put them in a warm (not hot!) oven for several hours.


D.I.Y. Louisville is open to the public and we are having our 3rd Annual handmade ornament swap on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 6:00-9:00pm at the Iroquois Library located at 601 Woodlawn in Louisville. Join us and swap any ornament you've made, or just to enjoy the snacks and refreshments.

Find out more:

Craft E Magee is Elizabeth Magee and she can be found online at  and

D.I.Y. Louisville is a craft group co-founded by Julee Lair and she can be found online at  and

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