I think that one of my all-time favorite scents is cinnamon.
It’s a comforting scent that brings to mind thick slices of warm apple pie, tall mugs of hot apple cider, country stores with creaking floor-boards, and Christmas.
My most recent crafty project would have been finished in half the time, had I not spent so many moments with my eyes closed and my nose buried into a bundle of cinnamon sticks. So warm and inviting. So delicious and festive.
For my candle project, I used a Mulled Cider candle from Walmart, some cinnamon sticks I had found on sale at a craft store, a country-looking button, and Christmas ribbon (which I bought for a dollar in the $1 bin at Target).
The hardest part about this project was simply cutting the cinnamon sticks to size. I measured the sticks against the candle so that they rose about an inch over it. Then I ‘sawed’ at the cinnamon with a kitchen knife until there was an indent, and then I cracked the cinnamon with my fingers.
I imagine that an actual saw may have come in handy.
The next step is easy. Simply add hot glue to the cinnamon stick and adhere to the candle.
Around… and around… and around you go.
Tie the ribbon securely around the middle of your candle and hot-glue the button.
Ta, da!! A perfect hostess or house-warming gift. Or, as in my case, take a special trip to Mom’s house, just to surprise her with a home-made cinnamon candle. 🙂