Making a cinnamon bundle Christmas tree decoration
December 17, 2013 by
Natural Christmas tree decorations made with cinnamon sticks
These cinnamon bundles were really quick to make and I didn’t even need glue!
Cinnamon bundles – equipment
You will need
8cm cinnamon sticks
Cinnamon stick bundles – how to make
- Cut about 40cm of twine
- Wrap twine around 5 cinnamon sticks firmly
- Finish with a bow and trim the ends
- Attach to Christmas tree with wire secured to the twine on the underside of the bundle
Tips for making natural cinnamon decorations
- If you have cinnamon sticks larger than 8cm, just cut them carefully with a pair of secateurs (my cinnamon sticks were 15cm and I cut them in half).
- Not just for Christmas trees – wire these bundles onto homemade wreaths and garlands, or use to decorate gifts.
- These have a subtle natural fragrance, but more could be added by painting with cinnamon oil to make a fragranced cinnamon bundle.
- Make a matching cinnamon garland like the one below by threading cinnamon sticks onto wire and tying a bow with gingham ribbon every so often. This is based on my cinnamon garland made last year.
Find out more about my natural decorations for this year’s Christmas tree.
Cinnamon bundle – shopping links
Buy cinnamon sticks | Buy cinnamon fragrance oil