So, I'm from Canada, eh. You know, The Great White North and all that stuff. Lots of people like rustic things to put in their log houses and cabins up here. I don't have a log house or cabin (wish I did), but I like these rustic cinnamon stick stars anyway.
It all has to do with the layering of the cinnamon sticks. Now, by all means, you can do this with plain sticks. I think that looks awesome too. But while we were visiting where we used to live in British Columbia, I bought a big bag of cinnamon sticks cheap from the ethnic section in the grocery store. Did you know that spices are almost always cheaper in the ethnic section? And they have spices that you can't usually find in the regular section.
This is the first step. Put 2 sticks together like this;
Then, place another stick under on the bottom and on top at the top;
Place another stick starting at the other bottom corner and crossing over;
Finally, place the last stick across;
After I have them the way I want them, I glue it all together with a glue gun. Then I tied twine around each connection. I used homespun or twine for the hanger. I also bundled a piece of artificial greenery with some berries and tied it with homespun. Then I glued that on the front of the star.
I'm happy with the way they turned out.
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