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Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Craft

Homemade tree ornaments always add a special touch to any Christmas tree. This Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament will not only look beautiful on your tree but the smell of cinnamon will fill the air. 

A cinnamon stick is covered in three beautiful bows with a golden star on top.

This DIY ornament makes the perfect hostess, teacher, or neighbor gift for this holiday season.  

Cinnamon sticks and scraps of fabric make this a budget-friendly ornament you can create to add more joy to your Christmas decorations.

In less than an hour, you’ll have a cinnamon-scented rustic tree ornament ready to hang on your tree!

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

HOW TO MAKE A CINNAMON STICK CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT 

Plaid bows are attached to cinnamon sticks with a wooden gold star on top for a rustic tree ornament the whole family will enjoy! Are you ready to get started? 

You’ll find the specific material amounts and detailed instructions in the printable craft at the bottom of this post.

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CINNAMON STICK CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT MATERIALS

This rustic Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament uses easy to find materials to create a fun tree ornament your family will love.

All you need is:

  • cinnamon sticks 
  • wooden stars 
  • jute twine 
  • fabric fat quarters 
  • craft paint 

CINNAMON STICK CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

Gather all supplies. To make the bows, take your plaid fabric and make small cuts, with scissors, and gently rip the fabric at the cut marks to expose frayed edges.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

Leave the strips of fabric 18” long. Next, tie into a square knot and trim with scissors. Repeat leaving a tail on either side of the knot and trim with scissors. For the longest cinnamon stick tie a square knot leaving a three-inch tail on either side of the knot and trim with scissors.

Christmas Tree Ornament

Attach bows to the cinnamon stick tree with a glue gun and glue sticks. Smallest bow at the top and largest bow at the bottom.

gold star

To make the stars, apply a basecoat of metallic gold acrylic craft paint to each star and allow them to dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary, and set aside to dry.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

Attach the metallic gold star to the top of the cinnamon stick tree with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Twine

To finish, measure and cut jute twine, then tie the ends in a knot to create a loop. Flip the cinnamon stick tree over and attach the loop hanger to the top of the tree with a glue gun and glue sticks.

In a little less than an hour, you’ll have a delicious smelling Christmas tree ornament that’s sure to become a new favorite!

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

CINNAMON STICK CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made a Christmas tree ornament using cinnamon sticks, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A CINNAMON STICK CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT?

I love easy DIY tree ornaments and this one whips together effortlessly. This Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornament craft takes approximately 49 minutes. TOTAL.

This includes:

  • About 5 minutes of prep time
  • Close to 10 minutes to cut the fabric and make bows
  • Around 6 minutes to glue the bows to the cinnamon stick
  • 20 minutes to paint the stars and allow to dry
  • 4 minutes to attach the stars to the cinnamon sticks
  • 4 minutes to cut the jute twine and glue to the cinnamon sticks 
Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

CAN I REUSE THIS CINNAMON STICK TREE ORNAMENT EACH YEAR?

Yes, you can reuse this cinnamon stick tree ornament each year. The aroma of the cinnamon stick will only last about 4-5 years but the cinnamon stick can be reused as many years as you want.

WHAT GOES WELL WITH A CINNAMON STICK CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT?

Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornaments go well with a wide variety of DIY Christmas tree decorations. Some of my personal favorites include:

WHAT ARE FAT QUARTERS?

Fat Quarters are available at any store that sells fabric and are 18” square.

They are inexpensive and perfect for small crafts like this one.

Cotton patterned fabrics will work best for this craft, but felt, burlap, lace trim or even ribbons would work as well.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

HOW DO YOU CREATE A SQUARE KNOT?

You create a square knot using fabric. Take the two ends of the fabric laid over each other.

Then take the bottom piece and bend it upwards.

Then take the top piece and bend it under the bottom piece to loop it.

Pull the end pieces. Then take one end and tuck it under the other piece.

Then pull it through under the bottom piece, pulling it through the knot part until it resembles a square knot.

Adjust for tightness.

This video is helpful for showing the process.  

WHERE CAN I FIND WHOLE CINNAMON STICKS?

You can find whole cinnamon sticks in a variety of places.

They are available in your grocery store in the spice section, available in a craft store in the floral section, and also online through places like Amazon. 

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS CINNAMON TREE ORNAMENT CRAFT?

This simple cinnamon stick tree ornament not only smells great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try gluing a little Santa hat instead of a star to the top of the cinnamon stick.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

CINNAMON STICK CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT CRAFT

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Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Craft

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

Homemade tree ornaments always add a special touch to any Christmas tree. This Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament will not only look beautiful on your tree but the smell of cinnamon will fill the air.

Prep Time 49 minutes
Total Time 49 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • cinnamon sticks
  • wooden stars
  • jute twine
  • fabric fat quarters
  • craft paint

Tools

  • Paintbrush
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Instructions

  1. Gather all supplies. Unroll Fabric Fat Quarter, plaids are perfect for this craft because of the grid. Make small cuts approximately one inch apart, with scissors, down the length of the fabric using the plaid pattern as a guide. Rip the fabric at the cut marks to expose frayed edges.
  2. Leave the strips 18” long, tie into a square knot leaving a one-inch tail on both sides of the knot and trim with scissors. Repeat leaving a two-inch tail on either side of the knot and trim with scissors. For the longest tree branch tie a square knot leaving a three-inch tail on either side of the knot and trim with scissors.
  3. Attach knotted fabric branches to the cinnamon stick tree trunk with a glue gun and glue sticks. Smallest at the top and largest at the bottom.
  4. Basecoat small wooden stars with metallic gold acrylic craft paint, let dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary and set aside to dry.
  5. Attach metallic gold star to the top of the cinnamon stick tree with a glue gun and glue sticks.
  6. To finish, measure and cut an eight-inch length of jute twine, then tie the ends in a knot to create a loop. Flip the cinnamon stick tree over and attach the loop hanger to the top of the tree with a glue gun and glue sticks.

Notes

Fat Quarters are available at any store that sells fabric and are 18” square. They are inexpensive and perfect for small crafts like this one. Cotton patterned fabrics will work best for this craft, but felt, burlap, lace trim or even ribbons would work as well.

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WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this tree ornament craft as much as my family does!

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