Friday, December 7, 2012

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Ornaments

Something sweet and spicy.  Back today with another handmade ornament for you all! Just can't escape cinnamon at Christmas time, or any time for that matter. We adore cinnamon. With this ornament we wanted to capture a natural look using the types of things one would have used from their kitchen and possibly outdoors back when that was what most people did. 



Christmas Ornament Number Three



Did you know.....

Cinnamon has been used in a variety of ways for thousands of years. The Romans burned it in funeral ceremonies, believing that the aroma was sacred and pleasing to the gods. Because it was hard to come by, during the Middle Ages, wealthy Europeans made sure to serve cinnamon at feasts so their guests would know that no expense had been spared. Later, it became a focus of the spice trade that eventually led to the discovery of North America by white explorers.
With its warm, comforting tones, cinnamon has become, for many people, a scent associated with the Yule season. {source}

What we used to make our cinnamon stick Christmas ornaments:

Cinnamon sticks purchased in a package from the grocery store.
Rubber bands.
Twine or string.
Snips of greenery.
Star Anise form the grocery store.
Glue.
Red berries.
Ribbon.



How we made our cinnamon stick Christmas ornaments:

We bundled up three cinnamon sticks with a rubber band. Next we took twine and wrapped it around the rubber band to hide it and give a natural look. We were able to secure the twine by poking it under the rubber band. Next we choose our greenery pieces and other embellishments and hot glued them in place. Last, we threaded a red ribbon through the twine.



These little ornament smell wonderful as will your hands after working with the cinnamon.



                                   These just look like Christmas and make us happy!



These would be great last minuet gift ideas, ornament exchange ornaments or just nice ornaments for your own Christmas tree.  Be inspired, get creative!

A friend loves at all times,
And a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:17

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3 comments:

  1. These are ADORABLE! I have a ton of cinnamon stix too. Looks like I just found my project for the afternoon. :)

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  2. Love this idea. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. These are adorable! Nothing says Christmas like the smell of cinnamon. Thanks for the cute idea. I always need new homemade ornament ideas.

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