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.