I've seen several variances of this project online, but of course I had to give mine a different twist. I wanted something bigger than a votive for tabletop decor, so I chose a large glass cylinder. The cinnamon sticks are from the craft store.
A simple glass container is useful to have, so I didn't want the cinnamon to be a permanent addition. I simply snapped the sticks to the desired height, not worrying about perfection. Then using the glass as a guide, I hot-glued them to each other (not the glass). Just a dab of glue wherever the sticks connect is all that's needed.
The heat activates the cinnamon, and it smells incredible while you're making it!
Then slide the cinnamon back over the candleholder, add a strip of ribbon and a candle. Of course I chose pink ribbon, since my colors this Christmas are "blush and bashful." (You'd think I have a strange affection for Steel Magnolias, as often as I quote that movie!)
I think the natural vibe of the cinnamon candle is a perfect juxtaposition to the blinged-out sequin trees!
Never one to stop while I'm ahead, I used the scrap pieces of cinnamon to make a votive candle for the kid's bathroom.
And the great part is, once the cinnamon loses it's potency, I can just slide it off and throw away.
Have a great weekend, loves! I'm finishing my mantels and tree for next weeks Christmas Cheer Link parties! What are you up to?
** Linking up to Home Stories A to Z, Tip Junkie, Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Just a Girl, Remodelaholic, The Shabby Nest, The DIY Showoff, TaterTots & Jello and Thrifty Decor Chick**