Cinnamon Stick Craft – Cinnamon Stick Votive Holder

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You’ll love how easy this cinnamon stick craft is! When I think of fall, I think of apples and cinnamon.  I have always gone apple picking in the fall so the connection is probably natural.  Every time I go apple picking, I make applesauce and apple crisp.  Both of these have cinnamon in them. This is also a great way to upcycle a votive holder.

Cinnamon Stick Craft - Cinnamon Stick Votive Holder

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Cinnamon Stick Craft – Cinnamon Stick Votive Holder

It’s too early to go apple picking yet in Vermont but that doesn’t mean I cannot enjoy the scent of cinnamon. This cinnamon stick craft is very easy to do and the cinnamon stick votive holder can make a great gift for yourself or someone else.

Cinnamon stick craft

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  • Arrange the cinnamon sticks around the votive holder.  Try to ensure that they are all the same length and shape so they nest together properly.

Cinnamon stick craft

  • Use the rubber band to hold the cinnamon sticks firmly against the glass votive holder.
  • Wrap the raffia or hemp cord around the cinnamon sticks to cover the rubber band.
  • Add a tealight candle or votive candle to the glass votive holder, light and enjoy.

cinnamon stick craft
Cinnamon is a spice that you can get from the inner bark of several trees.  The outer bark of the tree is peeled off to reveal the inner bark.  The inner bark is then peeled off in long rolls and dried.  Once the inner bark is completely dried, it is cut into shorter segments for sale. Those are the cinnamon sticks that you purchase in the store.  When you purchase a container of cinnamon spice, that is the dried inner bark that has been grated finely into a powder. Much of the cinnamon we use comes from Sri Lanka.  The lower grades of cinnamon have been treated by fumigation and are not considered to be the same high quality as cinnamon that has not been treated.  Treated cinnamon sticks are fine for crafts but if you are planning on eating it, look for the higher quality.

Because you are holding the cinnamon sticks onto the candle with a rubber band, you can easily take this apart when the candle is gone or the votive holder needs to be washed.


  1. Check it Out! with Dawn says
    Oh how easy and I bet it smells great too!  I would pair it with an apple scented candle...mmmm!  Pinned & Tweeted!
  2. pretty! Bet it smells nice, too!
  3. Tiffany C. (Fabulous Mom Blog) says
    I really don't do anything with cinnamon sticks, but my mom use to when we were young. We were always doing crafts, thanks for sparking my imagination.
  4. Such a cute idea for a teacher gift!
  5. Rose Powell says
    Wow last year, I spent hours creating a "Cinnamon Candle Centerpiece" I hot glued it all together and it took me forever! If I only had a brain :) Lovely!
  6. Beautiful!! Wow, now I really want Fall to get here!! Pinned & Tweeted!!
  7. Easy and beauty
  8. Julie Corbisiero says
    Hi Ellen, thanks for sharing this great cinnamon craft to scent your house. I can't wait to buy cinnamon and pinned this. Thanks. Have a great day.
  9. i can smell this already and its awesome. i love it.  simple and beautiful!
  10. Blessie Nelson says
    This idea is timeless and elegant!
  11. So pretty and simple to make. My kinda of crafting! Thanks for sharing.
  12. Mary @ Raising Dick and jane says
    I love this idea and Ill bet it smells wonderful!
  13. I love cinnamon sticks! They are great too just wrapped up as a nice decorative table piece and smell wonderful!
  14. Tammy Woodall says
    What a Great Idea! I bet this smells wonderful. It would also make a nice gift.
  15. This looks great!! I bet it would smell so good, too!!!
  16. judy gardner says
    this would make a great Christmas gift and so easy to make!
  17. Thank you for this wonderful idea!! I have never used cinnamon for anything other than food or drink.


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