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Cinnamon Stick Sleigh Ornaments

These Cinnamon Stick Sleigh Ornaments are a simple and festive addition to your holiday decorating! Easy enough for the kids to make too!

Thank you for stopping by today, once again I’m participating in the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series hosted by my friend Krista of Happy Housie. I’ve joined in with a talented group of bloggers and today we’re sharing some DIY ideas for handmade Christmas ornaments! Make sure to have a look at all of the beautiful ornaments at the bottom of this post. If you missed my previous post as part of this series, make sure to check out my DIY Orange and Cinnamon Stick Napkin Rings here.

Cinnamon Sticks are great Holiday Decor!

It’s no secret that I am loving cinnamon sticks in my Christmas decor…you’ve seen them before in my Cinnamon Star Ornaments, these Orange Slice + Cinnamon Stick Ornaments, these napkin rings, holiday packaging and more! Cinnamon sticks are just so pretty, they smell nice and are so versatile. I love them so much that I used them again to make these Cinnamon Stick Sleigh Ornaments…come see how to make your own!

three cinnamon stick sleigh ornaments lay on a white table. the ornaments are decorated each with three silver bells and red and white hanging string

Let the kids help!

These ornaments are so simple to make, even the kids can do it. I used a hot glue gun to make these, but you could always use white glue, making this a safe and easy craft for kids.

a cinnamon stick sleigh ornament with three silver bells and a red and white string hangs from a Christmas tree

Great for Tree Trimming and Gift Giving

These Cinnamon Stick Sleigh ornaments look so pretty hanging from a tree…make one, or make many! Make a bunch and give them as gifts to teachers and friends and family, or add them on to gift wrapping. There’s nothing more special than something you made yourself.

three cinnamon stick sleigh ornaments with three silver bells and a red and white string hang from a Christmas tree

Keep them smelling great!

Cinnamon sticks on their own smell great! But if over time the cinnamon scent fades, you can always rub a small amount of cinnamon extract on to the bottom of the sleigh and they will keep on smelling great for a long time!

a white dog sniffs an ornament on a Christmas tree
My little boy Blu being a curious pup…he’s always in the middle of everything I do! 🙂

Supplies You Need:

  • Cinnamon Sticks: About 6 for each sleigh
  • String: 5 inch long string, like a red and white baker’s twine
  • Silver Bells: 3 for each sleigh
  • Hot Glue Gun
a top down view of silver bells, cinnamon sticks and red and white string

How to Make Cinnamon Stick Sleigh Ornaments:

  • Take 2 cinnamon sticks and line them up side by side. Using your glue gun, glue them together side by side.
  • Take another cinnamon stick and line it up next to the the glued sticks, staggering it a little lower. Glue them together. Repeat with another cinnamon stick on the other side. Refer to the image below, on the left.
  • Keep flat and allow to dry.
  • Once dry, take another cinnamon stick and break it in half.
  • Line it up as shown in the image below, on the right.
two images side by side: the image on the left has four cinnamon sticks lined up with two on the outside staggered. The one on the right is the same but with half a stick lies horizontal across the four cinnamon sticks
  • Flip the sleigh over.
  • Then take another cinnamon stick and break it in half. Line one half of the cinnamon stick on the bottom of the sled, running along the outside cinnamon stick (see image below on the left). Repeat on the other side with the other half of the cinnamon stick.
  • Then take your string and glue it to the bottom of the sleigh, as shown below.
a cinnamon stick sleigh ornament lay on a white table. the ornament is decorated with three silver bells and red and white hanging string
  • Now flip the sleigh back over to the front and glue on 3 silver bells.
  • Done!

I love how they turned out! So simple and cute and the perfect addition to your Christmas tree! I’m going to be adding mine to my kitchen-themed Christmas tree.

three cinnamon stick sleigh ornaments hang from a Christmas tree
a cinnamon stick sleigh ornament with three silver bells and a red and white string hangs from a Christmas tree

PIN IT to make later!

More DIY Christmas Ornaments:

As I mentioned, today I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their DIY Christmas Ornament ideas with you. Be sure to visit their posts by clicking on the links below the images!

DIY Mini Cloche Dollar Store Christmas Ornaments at The Happy Housie

DIY Concrete Ornaments at Taryn Whiteaker

Clay Bell Ornaments at Zevy Joy

Printable Nutcracker Ornaments at Sincerely, Marie Designs

DIY Boho Wood and Tassel Holiday Ornaments at Tatertots and Jello

How To Make DIY Paper Christmas Star Decorations at Life is a Party

Cinnamon Stick Sleigh Ornaments at A Pretty Life

Easy DIY Wooden Christmas Ornaments at She Gave it a Go

DIY Santa Gnome Ornaments at Clean & Scentsible

MOD Podge Paper Ornaments at Place of My Taste

Candy Cane Ornaments at Love Create Celebrate

Happy Holidays!

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  • Reply
    Brendt Blanks
    November 10, 2021 at 8:50 AM

    I love these cinnamon stick ornaments! I know they add such a wonderful smell too.

    Thank you so much for sharing, and love being on these blog hops with you!



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    November 10, 2021 at 11:33 AM

    These are adorable and I love the smell of cinnamon!

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    November 10, 2021 at 4:44 PM

    These are super cute! There’s something so nostalgic about seeing cinnamon sticks as ornaments during the holidays! Love this idea!

  • Reply
    Rebecca Payne
    November 12, 2021 at 9:45 AM

    I love the project.

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