Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cinnamon Stick Votive

Awhile back, I saw a vase at a store that was wrapped in cinnamon sticks. I'm pretty sure they had it out for Christmas. It was adorable. They used those really long cinnamon sticks, which would have cost a fortune to replicate. So I filed it away in my "I'll make it someday" file in my little 'ol brain and left the vase in the store.

A few weeks ago, I was digging through a crafting tote of mine and came across some small cinnamon sticks that I had bought for another purpose and didn't end up using. My wheels started turning, and I decided to try and replicate that vase I saw earlier with them. Then, I remembered that I had the other votive that I didn't end up using when I made this

Turns out those sticks were almost the perfect size for the votive I still had. So I hot glued them around the perimeter of the votive holder, and trimmed the tops to give them a somewhat uniform look. Then I took some jute string and wrapped the base with it. The sticks were just a little too short, so that was my solution. I didn't really like the look of the plain jute, so I mixed up a bit of craft paint and painted the jute to more closely match the cinnamon sticks.

Looks pretty cute lit, don't you think? I'm also going to use it as a little accent vase, I think it would look cute with flowers too. I had everything on hand, didn't end up having to buy a thing! If trying to replicate it, look at the dollar store. You'll find everything that you need there.


  1. It is very cute! I love the look of it lit up!! :)

  2. Oh how I love an inexpensive idea that comes outlooking likeit was in a magazine! What an awesome idea :) I too love the photo where it is lit up - lovely!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

  3. I really like this idea and it looks so beautiful all lit up!

  4. That's cute! Do you get the cinnamon smell when you light the candle?

  5. Nope, no cinnamon smell. That would be great if it did though!

  6. I really like this! I may have to give it a try this Christmas!


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