DIY Cinnamon Stick Candle Holder

candle holder brown cinnamon sticks diy

I can’t believe it is already the end of September.  This week I’ll be turning the ripe old age of 33 and celebrating my 7th wedding anniversary! Fun times!

With 3 months left until Christmas it is time for me (and perhaps you too?) to start thinking gifts.  For the past two years I have given homemade Christmas gifts to everyone outside of our immediate family and I love the personal sentiment as well as the kindness on my budget! From now until Christmas I’ll be sharing about one gift a week that you can easily and frugally make for loved ones this holiday season.  I hope you enjoy it and can find great ideas to use in the coming months!

First up in the Homemade Holidays series are Cinnamon Stick Candle Holders. I am far from the first person to dream these up but they are so simple and easy and the finished look it the perfect blend of modern and rustic so I just had to share.

glue gun cinnamon sticks empty jar candle holder gift

All you need is a small jar, glue gun, and a bag of cinnamon sticks-I bought mine for $2 at the craft store.  While you can use the cinnamon sticks from the grocery store be aware that they are more expensive and shorter than those intended for crafts. To assemble the candle holder simply glue your cinnamon stick around the jar being sure to line them up at the bottom.  Seriously, can it get any easier that that?

rustic cinnamon stick candle holder brown white pitcher wheat

These would be great not just for gifts but for a simple centerpiece or table decoration as well.

Do you give handmade gifts during the holidays? What is your favorite homemade gift to give?

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  1. says

    I love the simplicity of this. I saw something similar recently only they didn’t use a jar; they just glued the cinnamon sticks to the outside of a pillar candle… I thought it was pretty but wouldn’t be great for actually burning a candle.. This is a great idea and can be reusable.

    thanks for sharing,

  2. Gill says

    The candle holder with the cinnamon sticks is very pretty so I feel a bit mean to add a note of caution :( The reason is I nearly burnt down a cottage I was renting when I lit a candle with cinnamon sticks around it. The sticks caught on fire and quickly got going really well before we realised something was wrong! Okay, yes, we should not have left them unattended but it was only for a minute or so while I checked something in the oven in the kitchen adjacent! The heat was so intense it melted the casing of the TV that was nearby and we only narrowly averted a total disaster by throwing on a bucket of water which in hindsight was also another stupid thing to do! Hot burning wax everywhere! We were very lucky but I would hate anyone else to go through that experience which is why I feel compelled to share this with you. We all tend to think that we are sensible and this kind of thing would never happen to us but these things are so easily done. x


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