DIY: Cinnamon Candles

What says cozy winter evening like candlelight and the smell of cinnamon!? We transformed these plain pillar candles in minutes to give them a festive twist. They can be used as wedding decorations or as a fun favor at a winter shower.



  • Pillar Candles
  • Cinnamon Sticks
  • Handsaw
  • Hot Glue


  • 20 Minutes per candle


  • Cutting the cinnamon sticks was slightly time consuming, but not difficult at all.

First you will want to measure the cinnamon sticks to the appropriate height. I did not make one cut exactly the same and slightly varied the sizes of each cinnamon stick. Then, use the handsaw to cut the stick. I was able to cut the stick halfway through and then snap the remaining half off.  Cutting the cinnamon sticks made my workspace smell delightful!


Once your sticks are cut to size, use the hot glue gun to affix them to the candle. You will want to put the glue directly on the cinnamon instead of the candle as the hot glue slides all over the candle while hot.


Repeat this while staggering the heights of the cinnamon sticks until you’ve made it all the way around.


Light your candle and enjoy!

Pillar candles and cinnamon sticks come in many shapes and sizes, but for this DIY I used 3 inch pillar candles and 4 inch cinnamon sticks. You could try mixing different sized candles to create a complete centerpiece. Learn how you can submit your cinnamon candles by clicking here!

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