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Cinnamon is one of my favourite spices.  I love the smell, the flavour and even the way it looks.  One whiff evokes memories of cozy nights under blankets, home-baking and Christmas.

Today Beth’s been making cinnamon candles 🙂  It makes me smile anytime I see her crafting – being creative despite her imminent teens!  This is a quick and easy craft project and the final product makes a hand-made beautiful gift.

how to make cinnamon candles craft project handmade gift

You can use regular cinnamon sticks but we used Chinese Cinnamon bark which is so much cheaper!  We got a whole bag of it from our local Market for just £1.

You Will Need:

A pillar candle

Two elastic bands


Twine, ribbon or rafia to decorate (optional)

how to make cinnamon candle instructions you will need


  • Place the elastic bands on the candle.

how to make cinnamon candle instructions 2

  • Slip cinnamon bark between the elastic band and the candle, making sure that bark is in contact with the candle.

how to make cinnamon candle instructions

  • Place the candle on a plate and microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Carefully remove the candle from the microwave using a tea towel and gently squeeze the bark into the slightly softened wax.
  • Return to the microwave for a further 30 seconds and repeat.
  • Allow to cool completely.

how to make cinnamon candles

  • Either use your candle as is or decorate with to give as a gift.

cinnamon candle bow


What do you think?  This one was intended as a gift but we like the smell so much that we’ve decided to keep it and make another!!

What do you think?

Love Rachel


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