How to Make Cinnamon Pumpkins

If you're looking for a fun project for fall that will make your house smell SO good, I have the perfect thing for you.  It's Cinnamon Pumpkins!  

How to Make Cinnamon Pumpkins for Fall pinterest pin.

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Have you ever heard of or made cinnamon ornaments at Christmas time?  They are a fun project to make with children and smell amazing. Well, I decided to use the same recipe to make cinnamon pumpkins for fall.

How to Make Cinnamon Pumpkins

Supplies Needed to make cinnamon pumpkins.

These supplies are easy to find for just a few dollars at any grocery store.  And you can find twigs in your yard and trim them down.

Supplies Needed to make Cinnamon Pumpkins

Use cinnamon to make cinnamon pumpkins for fall.

Pour 4 containers of cinnamon into a large bowl.  Add 2 tablespoons of white glue and 2.5 cups of applesauce (give or take 1/4 cup depending on how wet the dough is).  Stir with a spoon until the cinnamon is all mixed in and the dough will hold a shape.

Cinnamon pumpkins for fall.

Once the dough is mixed, take out a portion and roll it into a ball.  You can vary the sizes to as large as a donut hole or as small as a gum drop.  Any size really as long as the dough will hold its shape.  Roll it back and forth between your hands to make it smooth.  

Cinnamon Pumpkins make grooves with butter knife.

Flatten the ball with your hands slightly at the top and the bottom, then use a butter knife to make indents around the sides of the dough ball.

Cinnamon Pumpkins with twig stems for fall.

Gently shove a twig into the top of the pumpkin.  Be very careful to go slowly so as not to break the pumpkin apart.  But if the pumpkin breaks apart, start the process over again by rolling the dough into a ball.

Cinnamon Pumpkins with twig stems for fall.

Place the pumpkins on a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet.  Let them air dry for several days. While they are drying your house will smell amazing.  I keep walking by the side board in our dining room where these are drying to smell them!  

Cinnamon Pumpkins with twig stems for fall.

If you'd like to speed up the drying process, you can place the cookie sheet into a 200 degree oven for 1-2 hours.  Be sure to check on the pumpkins every 30 mins so that they don't burn or fall apart.  Add more or less time as needed.

Cinnamon Pumpkins in an ironstone bowl for fall.

Once the pumpkins are dry, you can place them into a bowl or another container and add it to your fall décor.    Every time you walk by the vignette in your home, you will be able to smell the cinnamon.

Cinnamon Pumpkins in a fall décor vignette.

Once again the process for making cinnamon pumpkins is:
  • mix the cinnamon, applesauce and white glue together
  • stir until all of the ingredients are mixed well
  • take out a ball and roll it between your hands
  • flatten the top and bottom slightly
  • use a butter knife to make indents
  • gently place a twig stem in the center
  • let the cinnamon pumpkins dry
  • you can get approximately 35 various sized pumpkins from a batch this size

Cinnamon Pumpkins are super cute and a charming addition to your fall home decorating!  You can check out more Fabulous Fall Design Ideas here.