Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy 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 Crumbs and Crafts.
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. Use cinnamon sticks instead of twigs for the pumpkin stem.
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 Creative Homemaking.
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. Cinnamon Stick Place Cards
You'll find the tutorial for making cinnamon stick place cards at Hometalk.
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 Pandora's Box.
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. Use cinnamon sticks for the stems instead of twigs.
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.
45. Cinnamon Stick Angel Ornament
The instructions for making angel ornaments like the one shown above can be found at Five Brothers One Sister.
46. White Candle
I really love the looks of this cinnamon stick covered candle..it looks like it is snow covered. Find the directions at Celebrate Creativity.
47. Aromatic Owl Ornament
Imagine all the things you can do with this project to make it your own. Think paint, glitter, buttons and beads. Find the directions for making these owls at Hometalk.
48. Oatmeal Cinnamon Soap
What a beautiful and aromatic gift this oatmeal and cinnamon soap would make.
49. Christmas Cross Ornaments
Imagine the aroma these Christmas cross ornaments. Memories are made of scents as well and gifts.
50. Cinnamon Napkin Rings
Not only are these cinnamon napkin rings useful, they are also beautifully scented.
51. Triangle Cinnamon Ornaments
Make all the different cinnamon ornaments on this page, and then include the triangle cinnamon ornaments shown here, to make your tree the pretties and aromatic of all.
© 2015 Loraine Brummer
As a scent, do you prefer cinnamon sticks, cinnamon powder, or cinnamon oil?
Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on November 24, 2019:
What cool ideas for cinnamon sticks! I've considered the candle before, but these ideas take that to a whole new level. And the smell makes them so special. Thanks!
RTalloni on May 02, 2016:
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.