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Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross – Handmade Christmas Series

There’s just something about the simplicity of these cinnamon stick crosses that makes them so endearing. They are super easy to make, and wonderful craft that the whole family can participate in.

This simple, natural craft if part of my Handmade Christmas Series. Make sure to take a look at the rest of the easy, rustic crafts in the series:

Supplies you will need:

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Clippers or sturdy scissors
  • String
  • Hot glue gun and glue
Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross Ornament. A step-by-step tutorial.  DIY Handmade Christmas Craft Series.

Instructions:

The first thing I did was to trim the cinnamon sticks to the right lengths to create my crosses. The horizontal piece should be just a bit shorter than the vertical piece.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross Ornament. A step-by-step tutorial.  DIY Handmade Christmas Craft Series.

A bead of hot glue will hold the pieces together very well, but make sure to hold it in place while the glue cools, about 1 minute.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross Ornament. A step-by-step tutorial.  DIY Handmade Christmas Craft Series.

I used a festive red and white candy cane striped string for these ornaments, but you can use any string you like! A bit of hot blue on the front and back of the sticks will hold the criss cross string in place.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross Ornament. A step-by-step tutorial.  DIY Handmade Christmas Craft Series.

I used a natural twine to crate a loop and glued it to the to of my cinnamon stick to turn it into an ornament.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross Ornament. A step-by-step tutorial.  DIY Handmade Christmas Craft Series.
Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross Ornament. A step-by-step tutorial.  DIY Handmade Christmas Craft Series.

Make sure to hold the loop in place while the glue cools!

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross Ornament. A step-by-step tutorial.  DIY Handmade Christmas Craft Series.

And that’s all there is to it! Perfect simplicity. These would also be so pretty on top of a gift or in a floral arrangement.

Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross Ornament. A step-by-step tutorial.  DIY Handmade Christmas Craft Series.

These lovely ornaments are part of my Handmade Christmas series, with lots of rustic inspiration:

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Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross Ornament. A step-by-step tutorial.  DIY Handmade Christmas Craft Series.
Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross Ornament. A step-by-step tutorial.  DIY Handmade Christmas Craft Series.
Cinnamon Stick Christmas Cross Ornament. A step-by-step tutorial.  DIY Handmade Christmas Craft Series.

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