One of my absolute favorite memories of Christmas morning is the smell of cinnamon rolls in the oven. The delicious scent of cinnamon, bread, and icing would slowly drift into our bedrooms and wake us from our slumber, and as my brother, sister, and I made our way downstairs, the scent of cinnamon rolls would become stronger and stronger, and would begin mingling with the smells of pepper bacon, hash browns, fresh bagels, Christmas cookies, and mulled apple cider (clearly we’re a carb-lovin’ family!).
So a few days ago as I watched A Christmas Story and began planning out my holiday shopping list, I became nostalgic for those Christmas morning treats and decided to head on into the kitchen and make some of my own.
Well, clearly that didn’t work out so well.
So instead I made some felt ones! They’re simply adorable for hanging on the tree or turning into a necklace, gift embellishment, garland, or magnet. And, best of all, they’re calorie free!
Felt Cinnamon Rolls
- 2 8×11 felt sheets, one light brown and one dark brown
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Start off by cutting your felt in half hamburger wise.
- Then cut those halves in half again, so you have 4 smaller squares (8 squares total with both sheets of felt).
- Fold those squares in half again so you have 8 smaller squares (16 squares total with both sheets of felt).
- Fold those squares in half, this time hot dog wise, to yield 16 long pieces (32 total with both sheets of felt).
- Fold those squares in half hot dog wise one final time, to yield 32 strips that are about 1/2″ wide (64 strips total with both sheets of felt).
- You’re going to be using 4 strips per cinnamon roll, two of each color. Layer three pieces together, starting with a light brown, then dark brown, then light brown again.
- Begin rolling the strips to form a cinnamon roll shape.
- Take the last dark strip and wrap it around the cinnamon roll to hide the ends. Hot glue in place.
- With your thumb, carefully push up on the center of the cinnamon roll to make it look like it has risen in the oven. A little pop is all you need!
- Repeat until all your cinnamon rolls are done.
This “recipe” yields 16 calorie-free cinnamon rolls!
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