There's something lovely about the scent of Christmas, isn't there? There is just something incredible that takes you right back to that childhood excitement when you walk into a room full of the aroma of Christmas - that real Christmas tree smell, the scent of cloves in orange pomanders - cranberry and cinnamon!
And so I thought today I throw you in a little "How-to" on one of the quickest and easiest Christmas crafts you've ever done!
Cinnamon sticks are easy to get hold of, easy to work with and smell INCREDIBLE...
Time taken: About 5 minutes...
A pack of cinnamon sticks (either from your Supermarket or craft shop)
Some thin Christmassy ribbon
A dab of liquid glue
Some string (optional)
Gather three cinammon sticks together and lay two on the bottom, and one centrally on the top. Dab a bit of glue on the inside (so it remains unseen) to secure the sticks. The ribbon should hold them together, but better to be safe than sorry!
Wrap a bit of ribbon tight around your three cinnamon sticks and tie tightly in a knot. Once you are sure it is tight and secure, tie the remaining ribbon into a bow on the top. You can then either attach a piece of string to make a lovely, scented Christmas tree decoration, or you can simply pile them up - perhaps amongst some dried oranges, apples or star of anise, to create your own gorgeous Christmas pot pourri.
DEAD easy. Seriously!
Who's giving it a go?!