Easy 2 Step DIY Cinnamon Stick Candles – Perfect for Gifts!


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I think this candle with cinnamon sticks might just be one of the best gift ideas. Not only it is beautiful, but it is cheap to make, takes only 2 steps to create and it is easy to customize depending on the occasion.

Of course, you could get these at a craft store, but there's nothing like creating these for yourself or your loved ones.

We love using them as table decorations when we invite family or friends over during the holiday season or on other special occasions.

You can imagine what beautiful aromas these scented candles have – I love the smell of cinnamon sticks!

Easy DIY Cinnamon Stick Candles Tutorial

Find below the cinnamon candle DIY steps below. See how easy it is to whip up these beautiful candle gifts.

Supply List:

How to make candle decorated with cinnamon sticks tutorial
  • 1 x Unscented Candle
  • 1 x Packet of Cinnamon Sticks
  • Jute Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Optional: Ribbon, Lace, Star Anise, Baby Cones etc.


Step 1: Heat up your glue gun and hold the cinnamon sticks against the candle; then, simply stick your cinnamon sticks onto the candle with some hot glue.

Repeat until you have covered the whole candle.

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Step 2: Cut off a long piece of the twine and wrap it around your cinnamon sticks a few times, before tying it in a bow.

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And that might possibly be one of the quickest and easiest DIY gifts that you have ever made!? And how effective does it look!

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Now how about we show you how you can add some beautiful variations to this pillar candle. You can easily theme it for any special occasion.

Idea 1: DIY Gift Idea for Valentines

Use a red candle instead of a white one. Use a red bow to tie off the cinnamon sticks.

Super easy, super sweet, and perfect for that someone special on Valentine's day.

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Idea 2: DIY Gift Idea for a Birthday

Take your basic candle idea one step further. Use a lovely colored candle in the center.

Follow the tutorial above, but instead of tying a bow with the twine, think about adding some knots instead. Then add some beautiful Star Anise.

You can simply use your hot glue and glue them onto the decorated candle.

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Idea 3: DIY Gift Idea for Christmas

Step up your game with these simple additional extras. Use a lovely soft cream-colored candle. Surround your candles with cinnamon sticks.

This time tie it all together with a beautifully soft piece of lace. Embellish the candle with 2 Star Anise and one baby cone.

Super elegant and perfect as a Christmas DIY gift.

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Now, all you have to do is to prepare it for gifting.

I love pairing up the candle with a few other bits and pieces, such as a nice packet of bath salts, or a gift card to a cooking store, or a voucher for a spa treatment. Simply wrap it up in brown paper, tie it together with some twine.

We love using our die-cutting machine to simply whip up some beautiful die cuts. You can stamp a birthday message on the die-cut, punch a hole at the top and add it to the twine as your birthday card.

These candles with cinnamon sticks are fabulous, aren't they? We are so chuffed with this idea and I hope you love it too.

Hi, I’m Jolene! I have a whole career based on working with all different types of crafts. Some of my work has also been featured in craft magazines. I’m passionate about helping others to unlock their creative potential and turn it into something beautiful. I don’t just provide tutorials on my website, but also inspirational ideas and advice to help kickstart your creativity.

5 thoughts on “Easy 2 Step DIY Cinnamon Stick Candles – Perfect for Gifts!”

  1. Wow!!! Such a beautiful idea. And so very easy. Two of my loves are used here: cinnamon and candle. These will make awesome gifts.


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