Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Sign


While surfing through Pinterest for Christmas inspiration, I came across several twig Christmas tree signs. I love them!!  I wanted one for myself, but took a twist on the twig part.

I opted to use cinnamon sticks instead of twigs. It gives the same effect but with a delightful scent!  

I had a piece of left-over bead board panelling that I used for this project.  It had been painted white so I sanded some of the paint off to make it look worn and ancient.  You can use any kind of wood or even Bristol board in the colour of your choice.

I laid out the cinnamon sticks on the board without gluing them so as to see how well they fit together.  To cut pieces to size, either use tin snips (which is what I did to save time!) or measure where you want the cinnamon stick cut, then score around it with a serrated knife and then cut it through on a cutting board.  When you are satisfied with your design, begin gluing the pieces in place.  If desired, add the word NOEL or JOY or TREE at the top of your board.   Repeat the process to create a border around the edge.

Use the costume jewelry necklace to dress up the tree by draping it side to side from top to bottom of the cinnamon tree.  When you are happy with the way it looks, add a bead of glue at the edges and in the centre so as to allow the necklace to drape nicely in between the beads of glue.

Add a star to the top of the tree by cutting one out of tin foil and gluing it in place.

Add picture hangers or simply prop it up in a bookcase or wall shelf.


Enjoy the scent of Christmas!



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With a small budget, big dreams and a love of a challenge, Anne blogs about renovating and decorating her tiny 1930s bungalow. A self-taught artist and professed power tool lover, she enjoys writing, gardening, photography, nature and diy'ing. And she's never met a dumpster she didn’t want to root through! Come along for the ride!!



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50 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! And a great way to re-purpose your broken necklace :-) I bet the room where you have it on display smells great!

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  2. I love the smell of cinnamon and this project is so beautiful and I love how you added a necklace to the tree. A great project and even for the grandkids to do.

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  3. That looks so good and is much nicer than the twig ones I have seen.
    Sarah x

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  4. So stickin' ( or I should say, aromatic) cute!

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  5. That is fabulous, I can practically smell it through the computer screen!

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  6. Cute! Bet the smell is wonderful!

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  7. Super cool, super Christmassy! Pretty and rustic, I love it :)

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  8. Super cute Anne!! I bet the smell is heavenly!

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  9. What a wonderful idea Anne - it must smell beautiful!!!
    Ok - I think I'm going to have to take another break from visiting people now - because I'm in a complete state of panic here about Christmas this year - we're moving next week into a complete gut job house lmho!!!
    XOXO

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  10. That looks so gosh darned sweet Anne, I bet it smells great too!

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  11. That is just adorable!!!!….FB'ing and pinning Anne!!!

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  12. Awesome! And I bet it smells good too! But the real question is...how does Max like it?!

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  13. Now that is really clever Anne ... bet it smells good to.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  14. Wonderful Anne love this, you could do it with a canvas too.

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    1. Canvas would be beautiful too, you're so right!

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  15. Clever idea, Anne. Has it been attacked by new kitty yet???

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  16. very creative idea, anne:) love it!

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  17. Gorgeous Anne, I love this and I really like it better with the cinnamon sticks. The smell must be wonderful.

    Cynthia

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  18. I really like this! Very pretty and I bet it smells wonderful too!

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    1. Thank you Denise! Cinnamon is such a nice smell isn't it?

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  19. Love this Anne! And I bet it smells amazing too!
    xx
    Anne

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  20. I love this!! Just that much nicer than the plain old sticks. Great work with the border & the bead board backing :) Wendy x

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  21. So cute Anne! Now you've got me thinking of cinnamon sticks!

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  22. Love that, Anne! What a great idea! And I love how you decorated the tree.

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  23. Anne! This is sooooo stinkin' adorable! The jewelry just takes it over the top. It'll be featured on I Love That Junk Sunday and in a few other places all over the land. :) Thanks for linking it up!

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  24. Who wouldn't love this? and it will smell better than many other decorations. I have bunch of cin sticks so will finally get some use of them. Sticks are ok but the rich color of the cin sticks is so much better.
    Don't think have ever not liked what you make. I've pinned this and will subscribe to your blog. Don't want to miss anything you do/make for the season. You have such a great talent. Happy week Anne

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    1. Wow! what a great compliment!! Thank you so much :)

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  25. Oh my gosh Anne, I love it! Thanks for linking up at ITS PARTY TIME!!

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  26. This is so cute and I bet is smells yummy! I'd love for you to come share this at a Handmade Holiday Link Party going on right now at Tinysidekick.com. Hope to see you there!

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  27. What a beautiful idea! It really turned out great. I'm hosting a pillow covers giveaway that you should enter. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/11/michelle-dwight-designs-pillow-cover.html

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  28. Oh my word, this is totally amazing. I love this idea. Very clever. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  29. This is darling! So different from anything I've seen before! :) Thanks for linking up at the "Get Your DIY On" link up party! Come back on Sunday with your Thanksgiving or Christmas table!

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  30. Great! I love cinnamon sticks for christmas decorations, they smell so wonderful!

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  31. Love this sign! I bet it smells so good:) It's rustic and beautiful! I am featuring it on my blog tomorrow:) Thank you so much for linking up to Get Your DIY on!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

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  32. Love this idea! I'm sure it smells so good too.

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  33. I just popped over from Coastal Charm where I see this is featured. So cool, so unique. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Your cinnamon stick trees are so cute, Anne--well done!

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