Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cinnamon Anise Cluster

Cinnamon Anise Cluster

Technique: Basic Crafting

cinnamon sticks
star anise
hot glue
rubber band

hot glue gun

A classic country style ornament, made in many kitchens over the holidays in dozens of different variations. They are easy to make, the ingredients are easy to get, they fill the home with a beautiful scent and add a simple, rustic appearance to any kitchen or tree.

To make, bind three or four cinnamonsticks together with a rubber band. Wrap raffia around the band to hide and tie to form a bow. With hot glue, attach 2 or 3 star anise buds. Attach a loop off raffia to hang.

You could embellish with ribbon instead of raffia, use nutmeg instead of star anise, or add dried orange or apple slices.

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