Cinnamon Stick Candle Holder

I'm not sure what my deal is the last two weeks, but I just feel like I'm lacking inspiration...mixed with feeling like I have a billion half-formed ideas. Anyone else ever feel this way?

I'm never sure why it happens, but it seems like my ideas are almost cyclical. I go from feeling like there isn't enough time in the day to complete all my crafts...I bounce from project to project...usually leaving scraps of this and that in my wake (poor hubby) and then I finally finish them all and I don't have any more ideas except those half-formed ones I have now. Unfortunately, those aren't any good until they cook a little more in my brain! (hehe) In a few days/weeks I'm sure I'll be making a disaster of my living room again, but for now, I'll just keep admiring all of your work!

I did make this recently..

I saw something similar to this project at a store in the mall, but it was $20 and I was SO not paying that. I found a big box of cinnamon stick vase filler at Target for $4.99 and went to town! I like how it came out, but I definitely need a red candle to go inside. (Thanks for the tip, mom!)

All I did was hot glue the cinnamon sticks around the dollar store vase, added another layer on top, and put two ribbons (one big, one little) around the middle to hide the crack between the layers. I made a cute little bow and there you have it! My first Christmas decoration of the season. Maybe now I will find a way out of my crafting funk.

Tomorrow I'll share what we did as a final farewell to all the pumpkins for the season! 
Hope to see you then! 


  1. This is lovely and looks very expensive! Well done :) I see a new candle for for our table to add to the holiday decorations!

  2. Beautiful, I love it!!! Can't wait to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love this! Beautiful!
    Thanks for linking this up as well!

  4. What a great gift idea for teachers, thanks for linking up!

  5. You are very welcome for the feature! Thanks for linking up!

  6. This is such a great idea! I came over from These Creative Juices. I will have to make one of these! :)

  7. So pretty! I am going to try these out for the coffee bar table at our church Christmas Dessert! Would love for you to come visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made with Love Monday! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

  8. This is amazing! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this today! Come grab a featured button, if you'd like. Thanks so much for linking up to Weekend Wander! Hope to see you again next week!


  9. This is lovely!!! We would love for you to link this up at Fancy This Fridays!!! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2010/12/fancy-this-fridays-edition-3.html


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