Cinnamon Christmas Tree Ornaments
3-inch cinnamon sticks
¾-inch pine garland
Assorted buttons, sequins, beads or pom-poms
Glue gun (use with parental guidance)
Wire cutters (use with parental guidance)
Twine or ribbon
1. Start by prepping your materials. Plug in the glue gun so it will heat up. For each ornament: Cut a 7-inch piece of twine or ribbon and 1-inch, 2-inch and 2½-inch pieces of the pine garland, using your wire cutters. If you find your garland is a bit too bushy, you can give it a slight trim. Once you have your pieces cut, you’re ready to start assembling.
2. Using the cinnamon stick as a tree trunk, glue the pine pieces horizontally to it, placing the shortest piece (1-inch) at the top, then the 2-inch piece, followed by the 2 ½-inch piece.
3. Next, loop and tie a knot in the end of your twine or ribbon and glue it to the back of the cinnamon stick.
4. Now you’re ready to decorate your ornaments. Arrange and glue on your choice of buttons, sequins, beads or pom-poms. I placed mine at the top and on each side of the branches, but feel free use your creativity.