These ornaments made from cinnamon sticks are great for using up old ribbon and making funny little Christmas trees.
- Cinnamon sticks
- Ribbon – I used grosgrain ribbon which worked the best and I also used tiny paper ribbon that I had on hand
- glue (optional)
- thread or string for hanging
- embellishment for the top of the tree (optional)
Directions to make Christmas trees
- Cut ribbon into short lengths. I cut mine about 6 inches.
- Tie or glue the ribbon onto the cinnamon stick.
- I cut my ribbon as I went, angling each cut. The ribbon at the bottom of the tree is longer. As the ribbon goes up to the top, the ribbon is shorter.
- Continue to add as many pieces of ribbon as you wish until you reach the top. Adjust the ribbon on the cinnamon stick as needed.
- I added a star button at the top of mine to finish it off.
- Tie a piece of thread or string around the top of the cinnamon stick for hanging on a Christmas tree.
- Tying the ribbon may get tedious for someone whose eye-hand coordination has decreased. You may wish to have him or her cut the ribbon and even arrange the ribbon once it is tied on.
- Smell the cinnamon sticks as you work and reminisce about what you use cinnamon with in the kitchen.
- Experiment with other ways to make a tree. For instance you might try tying strips of old fabric around the stick or glue green felt in the shape of a Christmas tree onto the cinnamon stick.