Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornaments

Oh Christmas Tree!  Oh Christmas Tree!  I am so excited to be working on Christmas craft projects.  It truly is the most wonderful time of the year {hee-hee}.  Well, it’s my absolute favorite time of the year.  I love the cold weather and I enjoy making homemade tree ornaments, gifts, sweets and more!  Today, I thought I’d share a super fun and simple ornament tutorial with all of you — and guess what?  It’s kid friendly too!  Cinnamon Stick Tree Ornaments.

My sister and I made these years ago and I thought they would be perfect to share with you!  Ready?

Cinnamon-Stick-Tree-Ornaments-Crafts-Unleashed-2Supplies needed to make your own cinnamon stick tree ornaments:supply2

Let’s get started by prepping all the materials.  Now is a good time to plug in your glue gun too — get her warmed up {wink}.  Cut 7″ pieces of twine and 1″, 2″ and 2-1/2″ pieces of your Canadian pine garland, using your wire cutters, for the number of ornaments you wish to make.  Once you have your pieces cut, you’re all set to start assembling!

Supplies for Cinnamon Stick OrnamentsLet’s start by gluing the pine to the cinnamon stick, placing the shortest piece (1″) at the top, then the 2″ piece, followed by the 2-1/2″ piece.  You’ll now want to glue the twine to the back of your cinnamon stick as well.  As you can see below, I knotted mine at the bottom before attaching.

Glue on pine piecesOnce you’ve completed that, it’s time decorate our tree ornaments. YAY!  Glue on your buttons.  I placed mine at the top and on each side of the branches.

Cinnamon-Stick-Tree-Ornaments-Crafts-UnleashedHowever, the possibilities are endless — you can add sequins, pom poms, glitter, and more.  Aren’t they as cute as can be?  I think they’d make great little holiday favors too!

Adorable Cinnamon Stick Tree OrnamentsHappy crafting, sweet friends!

About Kelly

Kelly is the crafter, cook and writer behind the creative lifestyle blog, There you will find that she blogs about DIY projects, crafts, recipes, and life’s moments. She has a love for vintage finds, the color turquoise and has a mild addiction to coffee. Kelly lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband and their two furry friends, Parker and Buster. Grab a cup of joe and stop by to say hello!


  1. Linda Billingsley says:

    What size buttons should be used on this tree ornament? Thank you linda

    • You can use different sizes! I’ve made these for over 10 years to sell at craft shows. Mine are made with four rows of pine on a 4″ stick and have small wooden starts at the top as well as little rag bows. Use your imagination, these are fun!

  2. magnifique génial

  3. Jennifer H says:

    Do you think craft glue, such as tacky glue would work? I would like to do these with my daughter and her friends.

  4. And they be adorable as an addition to a smallish package! Maybe put the name glued on the bottom of the tree as a gift tag, pull name off and hang on tree!

  5. Jacqueline says:

    Hi! Love these adorable tree ornaments however, I can’t seem to find 3/4″ garland anywhere. Can you tell me where to find such a thing? Thanks!!

  6. I did this with my nephews this past week. They loved it. Instead of buttons we used little mini candy canes and tree lights. I think their favorite part was how good the cinnamon stick smelled haha.

  7. Clever and cute!! I love the smell of cinnamon!

  8. Very cute! I love the smell of cinnamon, so I’d like to make some for my home. Looks like a fun project!

  9. Thank you. I will definitely make thuis with my grandchildren

  10. These are ADORABLE! …and seem so easy to make. I will have to make these for ornament gifts. :) GREAT JOB! Thanks for sharing.

  11. susan martin says:

    I’m fairly new to the internet and crafting. I can’t thankyou enough for posting a really cute and fun craft, that even I can do! I can’t wait to get started . Your site is just wonderful !!!!

    • Hi Susan! Yay for the internet and crafting! We’re so excited to have you join the fun. Enjoy making these cuties. Have a great week. Hugs!


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