When fall weather hits, I go into "nesting" mode. I like to fill the apartment with cozy blankets and pillows, bake cookies, and light yummy-scented candles. I recently spent a Saturday morning crafting and made these rustic, deliciously scented candles wrapped in cinnamon sticks. It was so simple - and I love the way they look in the apartment! These would be great holiday gifts, or just a fun project to make for your own home! Check out the simple instructions below!
SUPPLIES YOU'LL NEED:
-short pillar candles (I used vanilla scented and freshly baked cookie scented)
-cinnamon sticks (each candle needs about 20-25 sticks)
-natural colored rubber bands
-a candle base (I used a small, flat, circular metal tray placed on top of a wedge of birchwood)
-a gift tag, stamp and stamp pad (Optional: only if being given as a gift)
1) Place a rubber band around the center of the candle. Gently tuck cinnamon sticks under the rubber band, so that they encircle the candle. (I gently pushed the cinnamon sticks together as I went, to get rid of any gaps)
2) Wrap twine around the center of the cinnamon sticks and the candle, continuing until you can no longer see the rubber band.
3) Tie twine into a bow to secure. If you are giving the candle as a gift, attach your stamped gift tag now.
4) Place candle on its base and voila!! : ) Enjoy your cinnamon stick candle.
My name is Abby Formella and I'm a 27 year-old working girl living in the lovely borough of Brooklyn, New York.