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.
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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