Cinnamon Spice Bundle Christmas Tree Ornaments

With its distinctly warm, aromatic smell, cinnamon spice can instantly create a familiar festive scent in any room. Try finding long, golden-red cinnamon sticks to make these striking natural decorations for your Christmas tree.

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Spice Holiday OrnamentEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Materials Needed:

  • 6-8 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 recycled elastic band
  • length of thin wire, approximately 6" long
  • 2 nutmegs with a hole drilled through the center of each (use a clamp and fine-bore drill bit)
  • length of recycled natural raffia, about 20" long
  • eco-friendly adhesive glue
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 dried orange slice

Step 1

Secure the cinnamon sticks in a bundle with the elastic band. Thread the wire under the elastic band and secure it tightly in a loop.

Bundled Cinnamon SticksEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 2

Thread a nutmeg onto the raffia, down to one end. Tie a knot in the end of the raffia to secure the nutmeg. Repeat at the other end.

Knots of NutmegEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Step 3

Wrap the raffia around the cinnamon bundle a couple of times so that the elastic band is completely hidden. Secure in a knot.

Cinnamon Bundle Tied With RaffiaEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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