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Friday, December 2, 2011

{Christmas} Cinnamon Stick Candleholder

Thanks for the love on my blingy sequin trees yesterday! Since I still have a finger indention from pushing in 1087 the pins, I went with a quick and painless craft next....a cinnamon stick hurricane candle.


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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.

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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.


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The heat activates the cinnamon, and it smells incredible while you're making it!

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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!)

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I think the natural vibe of the cinnamon candle is a perfect juxtaposition to the blinged-out sequin trees!

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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.


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And the great part is, once the cinnamon loses it's potency, I can just slide it off and throw away.

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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**

22 comments:

  1. That's so Cute!!! Can you spell the Cinnamon when the lass warms up? Just curious! But it looks fab even if it doesn't! I just started a Holiday Party come by and link this and your sequin trees up!!

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  2. Great tutorial! I love that you used the remnants as well. I haven't seen that done before but it looks perfect in the kiddos bathroom.

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  3. That's so cute! Your place is like a winter wonderland. :)

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  4. Fun and easy. You couldn't ask for anything more. Great idea!

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  5. Ummm, I love the smell of "activated" cinnamon! ;)
    But seriously, how easy is this?!? And I love that you used two sizes! I bet the burning candle inside "activates" the cinnamon again too! I'm going to do this!

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  6. That's such a simple idea to make the house smell delicious! I'm totally going to try that this weekend, thanks for the great idea.

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  7. Perfect project! I want to try this too (I've seen this on Pinterest, I think) :)

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  8. Just wanted to let you know you inspired me to make an advent calender for my 3 year old!! She loves it!! I swear reading blogs is warfing me into a craft craving mama! Keep up the good work Cassie!

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  9. So cute! I could never have my coffee table look that great with a toddler in the house. Maybe next year!

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  10. Cute as always! I want to do this just to smell up the house all nice and cinnamon-y (:

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  11. I have a perfect container to do this with! =) LOVE it Cassie!!! <3

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  12. Gorgeous idea! I love love love the smell of cinnamon and can imagine this lovely candle holder would add warmth in more ways than one!

    Have a nice weekend.

    Warm regards from afar.

    x Charlotta
    Space for Inspiration

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  13. Gorgeous idea! I love love love the smell of cinnamon and can imagine this lovely candle holder would add warmth in more ways than one!

    Have a nice weekend.

    Warm regards from afar.

    x Charlotta
    Space for Inspiration

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  14. I know that has to smell good! It's super cute to boot:)

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  15. mmm love the smell of cinnamon! I have just 2 or 3 sticks in a vignette and it makes the whole corner smell incredible! Love this idea! I'll have to try it :) Great job!

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  16. This is brilliant! I can't wait to try it! Found you at tip junkies link party.
    -Mackenzie @ www.fridaynightdatenight.blogpsot.com

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  17. I made one just like this!!! Im sharing mine at Homemade in December on http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com on Dec 11th! This is so awesome! My technique was a little different but pretty much the same :)

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  18. Hi Cassie,
    We gave your cinnamon stick candle holders some love in our post on Quick and Easy centerpieces.

    You can see it at
    http://www.cookingatcafed.com/2011/12/5-quick-and-easy-holiday-centerpieces.html

    All the best,
    ~Dana @ Cooking at Cafe D

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  19. I did this project however the whole cinnamon smell thing never happen...

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  20. I did this project however the whole cinnamon smell thing never happen...

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Your comments are like crack, or popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. xoxo, cass

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