This weekend we Christmas-ified our home! The tree is up, the mantel is decorated, the banisters are wrapped and the Christmas music is playing! How much do I love this time of year?!
While we were decorating our tree, I had a thought about making some type of ornament with cinnamon. I’ve been seeing a lot of cinnamon dough ornaments around and thought they would smell so nice! But I didn’t feel like tackling a big craft project with all the stuff we were busy doing already. Then I remembered that I had some packages of cinnamon sticks around and decided to try to make something with them. So I made stars.
They’re so simple, cost almost nothing, and they’re so pretty! Get your kids or friends together and get crafting!
What You Need:
- 5 cinnamon sticks per star
- Some twine or ribbon
- Any embellishments that you want – I added 3 silver bells.
- Glue gun
Here’s How To:
- Following the picture above, using your glue gun, put a little dab of glue at each corner of the cinnamon sticks. Done. Really so easy, it’s almost embarrassing. hee hee
- Then to hang it, just loop some bakers twine or pretty ribbon through the top of the star, add some silver bells, tie a knot & bow, and you are ready to hang them on your tree.
That’s it! A simple craft that cost me less than $1 per star to make. I LOVE these kinds of projects! And I love that they’re homemade, and so easy that the kids can make them too! My kind of activity!
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Have a very merry day!