Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cinnamon Spice Bundle Christmas Tree Ornaments

Courtesy of A Greener Christmas

Merry Christmas Friends,

With its distinctly warm, aromatic smell, cinnamon spice can instantly create a familiar festive scent in any room. Try finding long, golden-red cinnamon sticks to make these striking natural decorations for your Christmas tree.

Materials Needed:
  • 6-8 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 recycled elastic band
  • length of thin wire, approximately 6" long
  • 2 nutmegs with a hole drilled through the center of each (use a clamp and fine-bore drill bit)
  • length of recycled natural raffia, about 20" long
  • eco-friendly adhesive glue
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 dried orange slice

Step 1
Secure the cinnamon sticks in a bundle with the elastic band. Thread the wire under the elastic band and secure it tightly in a loop.

Step 2
Thread a nutmeg onto the raffia, down to one end. Tie a knot in the end of the raffia to secure the nutmeg. Repeat at the other end.

Step 3
Wrap the raffia around the cinnamon bundle a couple of times so that the elastic band is completely hidden. Secure in a knot.

Step 4
Glue the star anise onto the front of the orange slice, then glue the orange slice onto the raffia so that it covers the knot.

Perfect aroma for the Holidays...

Check back for more great ideas from your friends at Interior Design.

Merry Christmas!

Your kind contribution will allow us to continue sharing great, no cost and cost saving ideas for your space. Click the "Donate" button below to make a contribution. Thank you!

Live well,

No comments:

Post a Comment