Tuesday, October 11, 2011


A couple of winters ago I was crafting in the middle of the night in the middle of a snowstorm and needed cinnamon sticks.  Didn't have any, so I made some, and here is how:

Gather up:
ground cinnamon
coffee or your favorite stain recipe
acrylic paint (I used antique copper, but you can play with the color)
osnaburg fabric
gloves are optional (it can get messy)

Cut your osnaburg fabric 3.5" x 5" (or longer if you choose)
brush or spray on your stain
brush on your paint
sprinkle cinnamon and gently rub in

Find the center of your fabric and roll one of thelong sides of the fabric tightly to the center
Roll the other side of the fabric tightly to the center, meeting the already rolled side
Sprinkle additional cinnamon if desired
Set aside to dry

Tips: the paint is what will make the fabric hold together, so make sure to cover all the fabric with it.
If you don't like the shape of the stick, play with how tight you roll the fabric.
After rolling both sides of the fabric to the center, dab some paint on each end and dip in cinnamon.

I tied these faux cinnamon sticks to some ginger ornies with red & off-white check fabric strips and loved the look...will be making some more this year!


Carmen at Primcats said...

Very Cute!!!!

Carmen and the Primcats

Rachel said...

Thanks for sharing! I would've never thought of making cinnamon sticks!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Thanks for sharing! So awesome!

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

What a cute and clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

Trace4J said...

I just love Lisa!
How cool. I will have to try these.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Trace

TheCrankyCrow said...

These are adorable Lisa!! You are a creative one!! Thanks for sharing....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

~Madalynne~ said...

I am definitely trying these Lisa. So clever ~ thanks for sharing :)

Jackie said...

Clever you, they look almost real don't they? Thanks for the tutorial.

Vicky said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing...these turned out great!

Beckyjean said...

Love them!! Thanks for sharing Lisa!!

Enjoy your evening~Becky

Patti said...

What a neat idea! I cant wait to try to make some. Thanks for sharing.

Prim Blessings,

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Well now that is the mind of a true creative mind at work... Fantastic idea..I would neve rhave thought of that but it's in my How to create Book now..

Thanks for sharing this one!!


Farmhouse prims said...

I love tutorials, tahnk you for sharing. Hugs, Lecia

Traci said...

now that's one great idea, Lisa... thanks for sharing!


Denise * KKL Primitives said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing how you made these Lisa :)

Prims By The Water said...

So very glad for us that you were stuck in that snowstorm. What an awesome tutorial. I have been in a funk lately and cannot decide what to make for Christmas goodies for the store. Your cinnamon stick with my ginger..well its like peanut butter and chocolate...it will make a very great combination! Thanks for the idea Lisa...and may more snow come in your future. LOL...it will be here before we know it. Take care, Janice

Debbie said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing with us!

Debbie K

Rhodes Creations said...

Great idea! Thanks for linking to my link party! Love new tutorials! Have a blessed day!! Laura