Cinnamon Candle: A Quick and Easy Gift

Yesterday Dean and I were talking about Christmas gifts and then it hit me – we’re already in December! I know that seems like an obvious statement, but if we’re already in the first week of December, then I don’t have that much time to get gifts! I mean with the real possibility of doing some online shopping, I have to think about product availability.. and shipping.. and if I have to sign… I’m already exhausted. Did I mention I have a work holiday party coming up soon? Instead of shopping, I turned to my craft closet to try to put something together and this is what I found.

I think it’s pretty cute! All I had laying around was an unscented candle, but I imagine that a nice, warm vanilla scent would have to make your home smell heavenly.

Cinnamon Sticks

The project is made just how it looks. The hardest part is holding the cinnamon sticks around the candle while wrapping your twine/ribbon. If your cinnamon sticks are a lot smaller than your candle (or if you aren’t planning to light the candle much) you could definitely hot glue them directly to the candle so that they stay in place. (I chose not to glue because I’m planning on lighting the candle. I’m anticipating some shape changes and I don’t want the cinnamon to be stuck in a certain way.) So that I didn’t turn crazy, I recruited an extra hand from Dean to help hold everything in place while I tied my bow. A third hand is highly suggested.

I’m thinking that this would make a great gift for a neighbor, a teacher, your friend that just got an apartment, your mailman – let’s face it – everyone loves a cute candle!

I’d think about putting this in my gift basket for my work yankee swap, but I like the warm vibes it sends out in my living room. I think I’m going to have to make another one to give away.

Looking for more quick and easy gifts? Check out my Pinterest page! (I suggest scanning the gifts, DIY-home, and to-do boards.)

Are you making any gifts for the holidays?
Any fun candle ideas?
What’s your favorite candle scent?

 linking up with Shabby Creek Cottage


    • Thanks! I didn’t leave it lit for too long yesterday because Allegra was very interested in smelling it, but I imagine the longer its let the better it gets!

    • Great! I hope Pinterest helps to give you more ideas! If you know of other links that could be helpful for DIY gift-giving let us know!

  1. I saw this and pinned it right away! I’m definitely going to give this a try…it’s cute and would make a great gift. Another thing you could do it take a long piece of scotch tape and stick the cinnamon sticks to it and then wrap it around the candle, tie the ribbon, and take off the tape (I am envisioning this working in my head…so don’t be surprised if it doesn’t actually work in real life) 🙂


    • haha That sounds like it would work! Dean would probably like me more if I did things like that instead of dragging him into my project time. I keep telling him to think of it as a nice way to bond. Sounds credible, right? haha

    • Thanks Michele! It smelt awesome the whole time I was putting it together. That was probably the best part! I’ll definitely check your blog out 🙂

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