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Scrappy Christmas Cinnamon Stick Trees


I’ve always loved holiday displays that feature miniature forests of trees. When I found these cinnamon stick tree ornaments I knew I wanted to turn the same concept into a little holiday forest.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Trees

The little trees do a great job using up bits and pieces so you can make quite a few for low cost and make each one different to use up your extra bobbles. I buy my cinnamon sticks in bulk from a local Mennonite store, check co-ops or the bulk section of you regular grocery store for a good deal.


  • Assorted 1 inch wide scraps of fabric
  • 6″ cinnamon sticks
  • Small flower pots
  • Floral foam or styrofoam (whatever you can find at the dollar store)
  • Loose batting/stuffing or fake snow
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Cinnamon Stick Tree Supplies


  1. Cut a chunk of foam to fit inside your flower pot. If it fits snugly you can bypass the hot glue but if you want it a little more stable glue the foam into the pot.
  2. Choose 2-4 fabrics for your tree, depending on the height. Tie them around the cinnamon stick with all the knots facing the same way. Trim the ends to make an upside down ‘V’ shape
  3. Either using your cinnamon stick or something pointy like a pen make an indent in the foam, apply hot glue and shove the stick in. Hold it until the glue hardens enough to secure the tree.
  4. Tuck the batting or snow around the tree to cover the foam


  • Top the tree with a bell, a star or a tiny red cardinal
  • Stamp or paint a message on the pot
  • Add a wire swirl to hold a place card or small holiday greeting
  • Glue a small figurine to a floral wire and secure to the foam after adding the batting


  1. totally just gasped. HOW CUTE!!! i love this. (and you should come link it up !!)
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  2. That is a great idea. Real cute!
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  3. This is a cute idea and I usually have plenty of cinnamon sticks at home for making applesauce and cinnamon milk. It makes as nice party favor in the fall and winter.

  4. Cinnamon stick Christmas trees are a cute rustic decoration idea. I bet they smell wonderful. I will be trying this craft this season.
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  5. That is so cute! Great idea and looks simple!
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  6. I think I will have my kids make these. They always want to make crafts so this will be painless enough for me to help them with.
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  7. Ok, you had me at cute and easy! I love simple crafts!

  8. These is such a great, and primitive idea! LOVE it!
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  9. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    Really cute. They would make nice center pieces and make the room smell good, too!

  10. These are adorable and look easy to make too!
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  11. Oooh, I love the smell of cinnamon and think this is so super-cute. Love this idea. Thank you

  12. How cute is that?!? I totally have to make this!

  13. What a cute and clever idea! Probably smells nice too!

  14. Super cute! I love this…and my son will too! I bet I have all the stuff on hand to make these tomorrow 🙂
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  15. I love the smell of cinnamon in my home around the holidays. This is a really cute idea.
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  16. I love those festive little trees and I can only imagine how completely fabulous they make your home smell.
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  17. What a wonderful idea! I adore cinnamon sticks for their fragrance, this is so cute!
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  18. That is a very cute project!!

  19. So wait – this little craft can also make the house smell good? Completely undersold. This is the second fun thing my kid crew and I can do while they are on school break. Every single teacher will be getting one of these in our small school after classes resume. Great, great idea.
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  20. Ingenious! Love this craft!
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  21. That is cute and it is something I can give to the kids to do. I’ll add this to my collection of holiday crafts to help keep the kids in the spirit and…entertained.
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  22. This is a cute craft idea. I wish I held smell-o-vision so I could smell the cinnamon.
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  23. How cute! This would be great for the kids to do in practicing their knot tying skills.
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