This project came to my mind because I had lots of cinnamon and I didn't want to throw them as there are restrictions on how much spices we can ship from Zürich to Singapore. Necessity is the mother of invention!!
So the idea came from the similar kind of cinnamon candles I had bought from Christmas market in Zürich last year..So I decided to try make them myself..
I have to admit that there many easier ways to do this project(I will share with the links of the easier methods at the end of this post)..If you decide to it my way,please be careful with the flame of the lighter especially if you have small kids.
Let's see what is needed for this craft project...
Spread a paper or cloth on your work station. So that the melting wax won't drip on your table.. Start melting the top layer of wax with the lighter.Only heat that area where you will be fixing the cinnamon stick.
In 2 seconds or so when you see the wax starts melting, press the cinnamon stick on it. Hold it for 5-6 secs or till you think it is fixed permanently to the candle.
I melted the wax near the fixed Cinnamon sticks by holding it horizontally. I let the wax drip over the fixed stick..so as to fix it.
At the end my goal was accomplished ..I used almost all of the Cinnamon sticks I had..Plus I covered my plain candle too..To be honest I had tried painting and then this project on the same candle and both of them failed..so it was more like either I throw it or beautify it;)
It took me an hour for this medium sized candle.. I put a few drops of cinnamon oil in the candle to enhance its fragrance ..
I made another smaller candle with star anise . But star anise has a very strong smell .. though it does look good in decoration and in food...
Ok..so as I was saying earlier this method is not the easiest/simplest of the ones..Just recently I found out while goggling something that Martha did this same kind of candle way back in 2005 with a hot glue gun..Check it out here.
These candles are perfect for Fall and Christmas!! I think I am gonna make some more cinnamon candles..(once my stuff arrives from Zürich)!!