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When I ordered from Consumer Crafts a few weeks ago, I noticed that they had big bags of cinnamon sticks and I realized it would be the perfect time to pick some up to make this wreath!
I actually got two 1 lb. bags of 6 inch long cinnamon sticks. And a 12” wood wreath form from Michael’s for $1.99. I ended up using 1 1/2 bags of the cinnamon sticks.
I guess I could have spray painted my wreath form so it would have blended in a little more, but honestly on day 25 of making crafts I am just about “craft-ed out!” And I don’t mind that you can see some of the wreath form – it is brown and looks natural like the sticks. So it is up to you if you want to paint the wreath form.
I just glued the sticks around the form with hot glue. They adhered really fast and well. At one point I realized I was gluing them on at more of an angle so had to take a few off and straighten them up. Make sure to glue straight up and down and not aligned with the angle of the inside of the ring.
I used another piece of my gingham red ribbon and hung it up.
And here is the finished wreath!
It looks very sunburst style to me too which I love!
The original tutorial said to glue several layers of sticks and I planned to do that. But I used 1 1/2 of the bags already doing this and wouldn’t have had enough to make another layer all the way around. So that is up to you if you want to make it fuller/layered but you will definitely need more cinnamon sticks.
And now for the question, I know you are thinking…. does it smell like cinnamon?? These sticks do not have a very fragrant smell. I could smell them some when I opened the bag, but it is not an overwhelmingly smell at all. I think the cinnamon sticks and cinnamon scented pinecones in the stores are sprayed with scent to make them smell like that. So I am sure I could get some essential oil or spray and add that to them to get the “scent factor”.
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