The perfect hostess, teacher, or neighbor gift for this holiday season. This Cinnamon stick and scrap fabric Christmas tree ornament makes for a quick and easy holiday craft.
Easy to make cinnamon stick Christmas tree ornaments will add a darling rustic look to your tree this year.
This is a classic DIY Christmas ornament that we may all have remembered creating at some time in our past, you may even still own yours as they will last for years to come.
If you are a teacher this makes for an easy DIY holiday project for the littles as well, ones that moms love to receive. You may just have to do the hot glue portions.
Materials you will need:
- Cinnamon Sticks – 6” to 8” long (available in the floral section of the craft store)
- Wooden Stars – Small
- Jute Twine – Dollar Store
- Fabric Fat Quarters – 18” by 18” Green Patterns
- Acrylic Craft Paint – Metallic Gold
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
How do you make a cinnamon stick and scrap fabric Christmas tree ornament?
STEP ONE: Gather all your supplies.
Unroll your Fabric Fat Quarters, plaids are perfect for this craft because of the grid. Make small cuts approximately one inch apart, with scissors, down the length of the fabric. Rip the fabric at the cut marks to expose frayed edges.
NOTE: Fat Quarters are available at any store that sells fabric and is 18” square. They are inexpensive and perfect for small crafts like this one. Cotton patterned fabrics will work best for this craft, but felt, burlap, lace trim or even ribbons would work as well.
STEP TWO: Leave the strips 18” long, tie into a square knot leaving a one-inch tail on both sides of the knot, and trim with scissors. Repeat leaving a two-inch tail on either side of the knot and trim with scissors. For the longest tree branch tie a square knot leaving a three-inch tail on either side of the knot and trim with scissors.
NOTE: You can add as many "branches" you choose just be sure to make them a tad longer each time. Also if you don't want to make the knot first and hot glue them to the cinnamon sticks you can tie them directly around the cinnamon stick and then trim the fabric.
STEP THREE: Attach knotted fabric branches to the cinnamon stick tree trunk with a glue gun and glue sticks. Smallest at the top and largest at the bottom.
STEP FOUR: Paint the small wooden stars with metallic gold acrylic craft paint, let dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary, and set aside to dry.
STEP FIVE: Attach the metallic gold star to the top of the cinnamon stick tree with a glue gun and glue sticks.
STEP SIX: To finish, measure and cut an eight-inch length of jute twine, then tie the ends in a knot to create a loop. Flip the cinnamon stick tree over and attach the loop hanger to the top of the tree with a glue gun and glue sticks.
This homemade ornament is perfect for a fun advent countdown to Christmas night.
They also make great little tags to put on presents.
You can even use fabric that matches your esthetic. Do you do silver, gold, or maybe red? Whatever colors you have chosen for your holiday decor you can match these cute little cinnamon stick and scrap fabric Christmas tree ornament crafts to it.
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