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Table Decorations: Cinnamon Candle

Look for 8-and 16-inch cinnamon sticks at floral-supply stores.

Materials

  • Pillar candle, at least 3-inches in diameter
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Floral shears
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Dish or coaster

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Measure candle height; cut cinnamon sticks to size with floral shears. You'll need about 20 lengths per candle.

  2. Step 2

     Run hot glue along cinnamon stick; affix it vertically to side of candle. (Use low-temperature setting to minimize melting.) 

  3. Step 3

    When first stick is dry, glue next stick snugly against it; repeat to cover candle.

  4. Step 4

    Place finished candle on a dish or coaster.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2003

Reviews (24)

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  • 9 Jan, 2011

    You can also find cinnamon sticks in the grocery store. Look for whole cinnamon rather than ground. It is probably cheaper in Michaels but if you don't have one nearby, try the grocery.

  • 18 Dec, 2009

    I found packages of cinnamon sticks at Michaels. About 12-15 come in a bag for $4.99.

  • 16 Oct, 2009

    Where did you all get the cinnamon sticks?? It says to get them from a floral supply store, but what is that? Is that a regular floral shop??

  • 15 Dec, 2008

    This is a great craft idea. I only did one candle though; but don't for get the plate/dish for under the candle because wax will get everywhere. However, make sure you use a unscented candle.

  • 9 Dec, 2008

    Go into your account, there should be a tag for managing your email/ news letters. That's where you sign up for it. If that doesn't work, go into an old email you got for the craft of the day

  • 8 Dec, 2008

    I used to get all the martha stewart newsletters in my email I signed up for the Thanksgiving and Christmas worksops, craft of the day etc. I am no longer getting them . I dont know why ,and I cant figure out how to contact martha people. Any ideas? I have signed up to receive them at least 4 different times. Can anyone help me?

  • 3 Dec, 2008

    I made these cinnamon covered candles with square candles and varying lengths of cinnamon sticks with allspice seeds glued in between the cinnamon sticks and many, many years later is is still on my mothers window sill. No problem with the glue gun adhering both the cinnamon and the allspice seeds to the candle. I am thinking of making these again this year!

  • 2 Dec, 2008

    After reading all the comments, i tryed this, by warming up the candle and pressing the cinnamon sticks into the candle slightly, then wrapping a ribbon around and tieing it snuggly. Seems to be holding up fine this way.

  • 18 Nov, 2008

    Rather than glue, use a rubber band around the candle and then insert the cinnamon sticks. Cover the rubber band with a pretty ribbon or raffia.

  • 27 Oct, 2008

    The hot glue didn't work for me either. The sticks fell off soon after the glue dried. Good luck also trying to get the sticks to rest flush on the candle, and not to break lengthwise when trying to cut them shorter!

  • 14 Dec, 2007

    I plan on trying this, so thanks for the comments (information) will keep it in mind when going to store for the supplies etc. ROMA

  • 26 Nov, 2007

    Oh one more suggestion :) There is a type of wax I've seen called bees wax sheets sold at most craft stores. It's a roll up wax meant to make roll up candles. However.. it sticks to itself and is a good medium when warm to sink those cinnamon sticks into. Add nice ribbon tied around or some raffia added to the outside to keep it in place.

  • 26 Nov, 2007

    Oh one more suggestion :) There is a type of wax I've seen called bees wax sheets sold at most craft stores. It's a roll up wax meant to make roll up candles. However.. it sticks to itself and is a good medium when warm to sink those cinnamon sticks into. Add nice ribbon tied around or some raffia added to the outside to keep it in place.

  • 26 Nov, 2007

    Maybe add a few strands of raffia or string to the outside to hold it tightly together. Or maybe get the outside of the candle warm in warm water so you can press the sticks into the outside of the candle. Just some suggestions. :) Hope that helps

  • 14 Nov, 2007

    I made these candles last week in hopes of giving them as hostess gifts for holiday parties, etc... BUT, the hotglue didn't work in adhering the cinnamon stix to the wax candle... it did at first and then a few days went by and the sticks were falling off... any suggestions?