Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament

These colorful, fabric Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments are easy to make and add a lovely bit of holiday scent to your decor. This is a great ornament craft to share with kids, as my girls were able to make them on their own after I showed them how. Younger children can help you stuff your tree ornaments.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Collection

Materials for Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornament:

  • Scraps of colorful fabric
  • Cinnamon sticks for trunk
  • Batting
  • Ribbon
  • Basic sewing supplies and sewing machine
  • Thread to match
  • Tree pattern
  • Optional: Cinnamon oil on Amazon (handle with care)

 

Directions for Making Your Ornament:

Cut out two pieces of colorful fabric using the tree pattern. You can use Christmas themed fabric or any bright fabrics. Cut out a matching piece of ribbon about 5″ long to making a hanging loop.

Lay the fabric tree pieces right sides together. Fold the ribbon in half and insert it in between the two layers of fabric at the top of the tree. The fold side should go inside the tree and the ends of the ribbon should stick out a bit over the edge of the fabric.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Adding Ribbon Loop

Pin together the fabric pieces and ribbon.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Sewn Together

Sew up the sides of the tree, leaving a hole in the center bottom as indicated on the pattern.

cinnamon-stick-tree-ornament-flat

Turn tree right sides out by pulling the ribbon through the hole.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Flipping Right Side Out

Use a blunt pencil or knitting needle to poke out the corners of your tree. Be careful not to poke through the fabric.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Corners

Stuff your tree ornament with batting until it is almost full.

Insert a cinnamon stick into the base of your Christmas tree ornament. If you would like a stronger scent, add a drop of cinnamon essential oil to the batting.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Adding Cinnamon Stick

If needed, add a bit more batting to fill the tree.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Extra Batting

Hand sew the tree opening closed around the cinnamon stick. It is ok if you you can slide the cinnamon stick around a bit, as long as it is tight enough not to just fall out. If you would like you can glue it in place, or you can leave it somewhat loose allowing you the option to change out your cinnamon stick each year for a fresh scent.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Hand Stitch

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament Colorful Collection

Hang your ornament on your tree.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornament on Tree

 

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Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art

2 Comments

  1. I would just suggest, don’t store them for next year with the cinnamon stick intact. Remove the stick for storage. The cinnamon oil from the stick may (very likely will) stain your tree in storage. 😀 Other than that… These are adorable!

    1. Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art
      Author

      That is a good suggestion about the staining. I was planning on taking my sticks out so that I could refresh the scent next year… at least by dipping the sticks into some oil.

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