Scented Gingerbread Ornaments

DIY Scented Gingerbread Ornaments at

I am itching to get my Christmas tree up, but I try to let Thanksgiving come before I get too carried away, that and the Mr. won’t allow it. Instead of setting up the tree, I’ve been working on the trimmings. I made a bunch of these adorable scented gingerbread men ornaments. They smell divine and look so perfect on a trimmed tree. Plus, I’m joining with a bunch of talent bloggers to bring you tree trimming ideas!

Gingerbread Man Ornaments at


  • 1 1/3 cup cinnamon
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cup applesauce
  • gingerbread men cookie cutters (or any shape you’d like to use)
  • white paint for embellishments
  • wax paper
  • String or ornament hooks

DIY Gingerbread Man Ornaments at

Start by mixing cinnamon, flour and applesauce until moistened.

Roll out between two sheets of wax paper.

Remove a layer of wax paper, cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Poke a hole in tope for string or hook.

Dry by laying on a paper bag, turning a few times a day for two to three days. 

Easy to make Scented Gingerbread Ornaments at
Makes about 40 small gingerbread men. Amount will depend on size of cookie cutters.

String up and trim the tree.

Now let’s give you some more inspiration!

Trim the Tree this Christmas with more than 35 ideas to inspire from your favorite bloggers! #trimthetreeHave you started decorating for the Holidays?  Over 35 of your favorite bloggers have come together to share their fun and festive ideas.  From Ornaments to Tree Skirts,  you are sure to be inspired by all of these amazing homemade ideas to Trim the Tree! 

Trim The Tree 1

1. Advent Calendar Pocket 

2. Polymer Clay Poinsettia

3. Yarn Wrapped Ornament 

4.  Vintage Green Paper Ornament

5. Trim the Tree Garland

6. Ribbon Stuffed Ornaments

7.  Wooden Star Ornament

8. Melted Snowman Ornament

9. Felt Christmas Tree

10.  Santa Star Ornament


Trim the Tree 2

1. Vintage Map Ornament

2. Yarn Joy Ornament

3.  Embossed Wood Bird Ornament

4. Snow Man Wood Slice Ornament

5. Christmas Garland

6. Tree Skirt for under $20

7.  Star Painted Ornament

8. Neon Christmas Tree Topper

9. Wooden Spool Christmas Tree


Trim The Tree 3

1. Gingerbread Cookie Ornament

2.  Wood Etched Cork Garland

3. Bow Christmas Tree Garland

4. Travel Map Ornaments

5. Homemade Glitter Ornaments

6. Felt Candy Ornaments

7. Make Love Ornament

8. How to Decorate your Tree like a Pro

9.  Joy Ornament

10. Glitter Pinecone Ornament


Trim The Tree 4

1. Scented Gingerbread Ornament

2. Diy Tree Skirt

3. Pinecone Decorative Tree

4.  Wood Slice Ornament

5. Wood Slice Child Silhouette Ornament

6. Tips for Decorating the Christmas Tree

7. Mason Jar Lid Ornament

8. Gold Basket Weave Ornament

9. Rustic Christmas Tree Garland

10. Starfish Christmas Ornaments


Hi there!

I’m Emily, a mom and wife with a passion for crafting, celebrating holidays, and creating memorable moments. From Idaho to the world, The Benson Street is a treasure trove of easy, fun DIY projects, delightful printables, and delicious recipes. With over a decade of experience in blogging and a love for all things seasonal, I’m here to share my tips, ideas, and occasional mishaps. Join me in adding a dash of joy and creativity to every day! Read more…

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  1. How sweet! I have fallen in love with it!!! I’m an avid DIYer and always try to be busy with some new projects. Was searching for a unique idea to start. The Wood Slice Ornament made me stop and crazy to make it asap! In a hurry to start. Wish me good luck, Emily! 🙂