Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Cinnamon Spice Leaf Garland

I need to give credit to my sister-in-law for the way my kitchen smells right now...soooo good. She picked up the book Glues, Brews and Goos, after reading this post about the window paint we made, and mentioned that they were going to try this pumpkin spice dough for making some kind of garland with, and that sounded so good, we had to try it.
The ingredients to make this dough - which is NOT edible! - are:
3/4 cup ground cinnamon
1/4 cup ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground ginger
5 TBS white glue
3/4 cup water
Mix it all together and chill for a few hours. Sprinkle your work area with more cinnamon, and roll out the dough.
It smelled so nice while we were working the chilled dough.
And while we were rolling it out and cutting out our leaf shapes.
And while they were drying. We let ours dry for almost a week; they were pretty small.
Today we strung them on embroidery floss (we had made holes in them with the end of a chopstick) and had a go at making garlands. They still smell good.

These were the best shots I could get of the final product - and forget about getting the girls to stand still long enough for a photo of the ones they chose to hang as pendants around their necks! We can't get enough of the autumn around here...the cinnamon, the leaves, the festive something in the air...

1 comment:

Kerry said...

oooh, this sounds so delightful.