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Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornament

Easy Christmas ornaments!

As the holiday season ushers in its enchanting spirit, there’s nothing quite like the scent of cinnamon wafting through the air to evoke memories of warmth and joy. Embrace the festive spirit with this easy and festive project—creating your very own Cinnamon Stick Tree Christmas Ornament. Join us on a journey of creativity, where we’ll explore the easy steps to craft these fragrant tree ornaments, infusing your home with the sweet aroma of the season while adorning your tree with a sprinkle of handmade charm. Let the crafting festivities begin!

Supply list cinnamon stick Christmas ornament:

  • Large cinnamon stick
  • Large button
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue
  • (15) Strips of fabric
  • Starch (optional)
  • Scissors-fabric and paper
  • Hot glue gun

step-by-step instructions to make your own cinnamon stick tree ornament:

  1. Cut (15) or more/less fabric strips about 8 1/2″ long and about 1″ wide using your pinking shears.
cut 1" wide strips of fabric

2. Cut the twine about 10″ long for the hanging loop, and set it aside.

cut twine to create a hanging loop

3. Decide the order you want your fabric strips to be and then tie all (15) strips to the cinnamon stick. Slide them up so you have a small piece of cinnamon stick on the top.

tie fabric strips to the cinnamon stick in desired order

4. Using your hot glue gun add your loop of twine and your button to the top of your tree, I like to sandwich the twine between the button and the cinnamon stick.

hot glue button or star shape to the top of your tree

5. Trim the bottom of your cinnamon stick to the length that you like.

trim the bottom of your cinnamon stick

6. You can use starch at this step if you want a more stiff fabric/tree, it is optional. Trim the edges of the fabric strips to create a “tree” shape.

trim the fabric strips to make a tree shape
finished christmas tree ornament

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS for your Christmas ornaments:

Can I paint or decorate the cinnamon sticks themselves?

While some crafters prefer the natural look of cinnamon sticks, you can certainly paint or decorate them with non-toxic paint or glitter if you want a more festive or personalized touch.

How long will the scent of the cinnamon stick ornaments last?

The scent of the cinnamon sticks may last for several weeks to a few months, depending on factors such as the environment and the freshness of the cinnamon sticks.

Do cinnamon ornaments go bad?

Cinnamon ornaments do not mold or rot or break down over time. They can last for many years.

Can I add other scents to my cinnamon stick ornaments?

While cinnamon sticks provide a natural fragrance, you can add a drop or two of essential oils to enhance the scent. Be mindful not to over-saturate the sticks.

As you hang these delightful creations on your tree or use them as festive accents throughout your home, may the simple beauty of this craft serve as a reminder of the joy found in the art of handmade ornaments. Whether you share with loved ones or keep them for your own enjoyment, may the process of crafting these cinnamon stick tree ornaments become a cherished holiday tradition, celebrating creativity, warmth, and the enchanting essence of the season.

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