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44 Beautiful and Useful Cinnamon Stick Craft Ideas

Updated on May 25, 2017
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Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and kid-friendly craft tutorials.

Have you ever noticed how some scents make you recall a particular place or event? You’ll love making crafts using cinnamon sticks because this memory provoking scent will transport you to Christmas’ past. Close your eyes and you’ll most likely see a decorated tree with twinkling lights and colorful ornaments. Or, you might see apple or pumpkin pies cooling on a holiday themed towel.

But, cinnamon stick items aren’t necessarily for holidays only. Hang a cinnamon pomander in your kitchen or closet to enjoy the scent any time of year. Besides cinnamon stick crafts, ideas included in this article also use cinnamon powder and/or cinnamon oils.

You'll find the tutorial for the very attractive votive centerpiece shown above at HOMESPUN WITH LOVE.

1. Cutting Cinnamon Sticks

I'm sharing this tutorial, by factory direct craft, right at the very beginning of this article because one of the first questions I thought about when I saw the cinnamon stick crafts, was how to cut the cinnamon sticks without them breaking into a bunch of pieces.

2. Glittery Cinnamon Star Ornaments

Spend a few hours with the kids, before Christmas, making glittery cinnamon stick stars. Make it an easy and fun activity, and the scent of cinnamon will always stir up happy memories. You can find the instructions for making these star ornaments at THE DIY MOMMY.

3. Cinnamon and Orange Wreath

Included in the tutorial for making this cinnamon and orange slice wreath are directions for drying the orange slices. I found the addition of this information a real plus and will use it for making other orange slice crafts. All the information that you'll need to make this beautiful wreath can be found at Modern Country Style.

4. Puffy Christmas Tree Ornaments

The instructions for making these puffy trees is super easy to understand and anyone can make the tree ornaments. Consider using this as a senior activity, with the hand sewing. The tutorial for making these cute, puffy tree ornaments is found at Piece of Mind.

5. Cinnamon Stick Coaster

Imagine the wonderful spicy aroma when a hot cup of liquid is place on this cinnamon stick coaster. If you make the Spanish Hot Chocolate, the recipe is also included, you'll get double scented, chocolate and cinnamon! Find the coaster tutorial and hot chocolate recipe at cook quilt make and bake. No one says you can't use this coaster all year, for your coffee cup.

6. Pumpkin Place Card

You can make about 10 of these little pumpkins with just 1/4 yard of orange fleece, so you may want to purchase the fleece from a fabric store. These little pumpkins are so cute, and if filled with nuts or candy, could also be given as favors. Find the instructions for making the pumpkin place cards at MICHELLE PAIGE.

7. Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornaments

8. Cinnamon Stick Tissue Box Cover

Not only do you get the beauty of the cinnamon sticks when making this tissue box cover, you also get the soothing scent of cinnamon. For the instructions for making this tissue box cover, go to HOW TO nest for less.

9. Cinnamon Sticks, Spools and Hearts Garland

I love everything about this garland, from the plaid hearts and cinnamon sticks to the fabric rolled thread spools. Making this garland is quite easy when you follow the directions at Modern Country Style.

10. Music Print Ornament

If you don't have vintage sheet music, you can get free prints at The Graphics Fairy. This is a really good resource for many free images. To make the cinnamon gift box music print ornament shown here, go to the Carla Schauer Designs site. An outstanding ornament.

11. Rustic Cinnamon Stick Wreath

A metal wreath form is the base of this cinnamon stick wreath. I really like the looks of the twine wrapped cinnamon sticks. You'll find the instructions for making this rustic wreath at Crafts Unleashed.

12. Scrubbing Pad Pumpkins

You'll find the instructions for making these beautiful scrubbing pad pumpkins at My Soulful Home.

13. Reindeer Ornament

This project is super easy, super fast and super fun. A great kid's craft idea. Wouldn't a string of these make a cute garland? You'll find the directions for making this reindeer ornament at Momma’s Fun World.

14. Simmering Potpourri Recipes

You'll love the inviting, aromatic cinnamon scent that will permeate your home when you make a simmering potpourri using cinnamon sticks. A great way to prepare your home before welcoming guests. You'll find these simmering potpourri recipes at Tipnut.

15. Felted Sheep

Go to factory direct craft for the tutorial to make this sheep. I notice that the author says kids can do this craft too.

16. Cinnamon Stick and Orange Slice Garland

This cinnamon stick and dried orange slice garland is absolutely beautiful. You can find the instructions for making this garland at Dried Flower Craft. I think this garland would be beautiful using raffia to make bows also.

17. Apple Bubbles Wand

I wonder if blowing bubbles through an apple shaped wire makes the bubbles made look like apples. Even if they don't, this apple shaped bubble wand is a really cute idea, and the kids will love it. Find all the information that you need to make this bubble wand at inner child fun.

18. Apple Cider Mulling Sticks

When the weather turns cold in the fall, there's nothing better than a nice mug of apple cider. Add these mulling sticks and you have a gift idea for all your friends. You'll find the recipe and instructions for making these apple cider mulling sticks at Crafts Unleashed.

19. Twine Pumpkin

You'll have to scroll down a bit to get to the tutorial for making this rustic twine pumpkin on the Simply Albany site. This would be a nice addition in a pumpkin grouping of different fabrics, papers and strings.

20. Christmas Cinnamon Stick Wreath

Imagine the wonderful scent of cinnamon as you put together this outstanding Christmas wreath. Use it as a pillar candle ring or hang it on the wall, and enjoy the aroma. You'll find the tutorial for making this cinnamon stick wreath at The Mucky MacBook.

21. Stovetop Simmer Spices

If you like to give homemade holiday gifts, consider giving a gift of simmer spices. Teachers, neighbors, friends, and office mates will all think of you while simmering these spices. You'll find a download for the gift tag that is shown with the spices, and the instructions for making the simmer spices at Shaken Together.

22. Cinnamon Stick House

Go to the Know How she DOES IT site to see just how easy it is to make this cinnamon stick house. Add this little house, or houses, to a table centerpiece for a Fall or Winter celebration.

23. Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones

Imagine a nice basket or bowlful of cinnamon scented pine cones placed on a table, mantel or shelf. You'll have the rustic look of the pine cones and the sweet aroma of cinnamon when you enter the room, definitely will put you in the holiday mood. The tutorial for making cinnamon scented pine cones is found at Where Your Treasure Is.

24. Bundle Ornies

Find the tutorial for making the cinnamon stick ornaments shown here at MailOnline. Beautiful in it's simplicity. Be sure to scroll down on the page, you'll find other great ideas that I'm sure you'll love.

25. Nativity Ornament

This Nativity ornament is a lot simpler to make than it first appears. See just how easy, by going to Adventures in Frugalness for the tutorial.

26. Thanksgiving Place Cards

This is a cute idea that can be used for so many different occasions. I'm thinking that these place cards would be perfect for a rustic themed wedding, using the brides chosen colors. A nice aromatic keepsake for the guests. You'll find the tutorial for making these place cards at My Soulful Home.

27. Cinnamon Stick Ornament

Super easy to make cinnamon stick ornaments can be made by following the instructions given at CYGNUS CRAFTS CREATIONS.

28. Deer Antler Ornament

I'm always amazed at the great ideas crafters dream up. I love these deer antler ornaments, and when you go to the CHIC site for the tutorial, you'll also see how great a number of these look hanging on a Christmas tree. Be sure to check this out.

29. Cinnamon Stick Santa

Not only are these cinnamon stick Santas perfect for hanging on the tree or attached to a Christmas package, they could be glued to an elastic band and used as holiday napkin holders. Or fill a couple of crystal tumblers with a handful of Santas and place them on the mantel or table. Find the easy to follow instructions for making a cinnamon stick Santa at Living a Better Life.

30. Ball Ornament

Beautiful and deliciously aromatic. Who could wish for a better ornament? Add a bit of mistletoe and you'll have a great kissing ball!!! Go to the DIY Enthusiastssite to find the instructions for making this cinnamon stick ball ornament. Scan about half way down the article to find this project.

31. Cinnamon Sticks Tree Ornament

I have to admit that this is my favorite cinnamon stick tree shaped ornament. It has the rustic look that I really love. When you visit A Whimsical Cottage you'll find the tutorial for making this tree ornament.

32. Cinnamon Stick and Angel Garland

33. Cinnamon Salt Dough Leaf Ornaments

At the imagination tree you'll find a recipe and the instructions for making cinnamon powder, nutmeg and salt dough leaf ornaments. I'm sure you'll think of lots of ways to use these beautiful scented leaves. For a little different look, consider lightly brushing the edges of the leaves with gold paint.

34. Cinnamon Stick Icicle Ornaments

Check out the instructions for making these cinnamon stick icicles at Shaken Together, there are more photos on the site that gives you a really good look at them.

35. Canning Ring Wreath Ornaments

Oh, I can think of so many ways to use these canning ring wreath ornaments to customize them. I'm thinking: add an image or photo to the inside of the ring, hang bells or a little figurine to the inside top of the ring with a touch of glue. You'll find the directions for making the canning ring wreath at sew WOODSY.

36. Cinnamon Stick/Felt Reindeer

Anyone who is the recipient of a felt and cinnamon stick reindeer will forever remember the person who gave them the gift. To make this future heirloom, go to Cohesive Pieces for the tutorial.

37. Cinnamon and Lavender Sachet

Make unique and personal homemade gifts like this to give to best friends or special people you love. Find the tutorial for making these sachets at CRAFT & THRIFT. I notice that these sachets can be used for a relaxing scented bath sachet.

38. Cinnamon Heart Napkin Holders

You'll find tons of ways to use these little cinnamon hearts to decorate for the holidays. Use them on napkin holders as shown, or to decorate a jar or use on a gift package. Go to about a mom for the recipe and directions for making the cinnamon hearts.

39. Cinnamon and Orange Slice Ornaments

You'll find lots of tips included with the tutorial for making these ornaments at Dried Flower Craft. Be sure to click on the link where it says, "How to make cinnamon fragranced bundles" when you visit the site. Useful information.

40. Cinnamon Pomander

Pomanders that you'll want to give as gifts. These very attractive pomanders can be hung wherever you want the scent of cinnamon. Find the tutorial for making the pomander at Etcetorize. A very thorough tutorial.

41. Glitter Cinnamon Garland

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I think I'm going to have to make a garland like this for my daughter to hang in the school library where she works. She starts listening to Christmas music in October, so this should help her really be in the mood. The instructions are found at A SPARKLE OF GENIUS.

42. Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

I realize that there are other cinnamon ornament recipes in this article, but I wanted to add this one because it shows how to decorate the ornaments with paint. Go to Hip2Save for great painting ideas, plus the recipe for the cinnamon applesauce ornaments.

43. Cinnamon Pumpkins

The directions for making these outstanding and unique pumpkins is found at My Country Heart.

44. Glitter Mini Cinni Ornaments

These little mini glitter ornaments are made using cinnamon oil to scent the salt dough. This makes it possible to keep the bright colors of the ornaments. For the recipe and instructions to make these glitter ornaments, go to she knows.

© 2015 Loraine Brummer

As a scent, do you prefer cinnamon sticks, cinnamon powder, or cinnamon oil?

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      RTalloni 21 months ago from the short journey

      The cider mulling sticks are something I want to be sure and make this coming fall. Thanks for a neat round-up of cinnamon crafts.