Friday, February 6, 2015

Cinnamon Stick Tree Topper

Time to share another ornament.

Are you creating as I am sharing?

If you are, you will be ready December 2015 with lots of ornaments for your tree or gift giving.

Today is a bit different.

This is a tree topper.

I could not reach the top of my little outdoor tree so I took pictures among the branches, but it is a tree topper.

This star is made from cinnamon sticks, raffia, some wire and a pinecone.


You will also need a hot glue gun, glue sticks, and a hot glue mat.



Arrange your cinnamon sticks in your desired pattern on your hot glue mat.

I used a variety of lengths.

Once you like the pattern, add hot glue to the center.

I added lots so it got a little messy.



Before the glue cools, add your pine cone to the front.

This helps camouflage the glue and makes a pretty and natural center.



I almost forgot...

Add a long piece of heavy wire to the bottom of the star before the glue hardens.



You can bend it around a cylinder or cone shape first.

If you forget, it can be done after but it is more difficult.

 Let the glue cool and harden completely.

I usually wait at least 30 minutes.

Peel it off the mat.

To cover some of the messy glue, I wrapped raffia around the center.

I used several strands and left the ends long.
 
I just tied the ends in a knot to secure.



It has such a great natural look to it.



I think these would be fun on small outdoor trees as well.



Imagine trees decorated for the birds with these on top....



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