Celebrate the Holidays the DIY Way and Make Your Own Ornaments

Recipes and DIY

Looking for a fun and festive holiday activity your whole family will fa-la-la in love with? Celebrate the holidays the DIY way with cinnamon stick reindeer and tree decorations!

These decorations only take ten minutes tops thanks to easy-peasy directions from Crafty Morning!


Reindeer Ornament:

  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • Red bell
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Twine

Christmas Tree Ornament:

  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • Red and green buttons
  • Hot glue gun
  • Twine
  • Cardstock paper
  • Glue/glitter


Reindeer Ornament:

  1. Hot glue the cinnamon sticks together making a “V” then put a dot of hot glue on each side and lay another stick across.
  2. Glue on the red bell and googly eyes.
  3. Flip the reindeer over and hot glue a piece of twine to hang.

Christmas Tree Ornament:

  1. Cut three cinnamon sticks from largest to smallest.
  2. Lay out a cinnamon stick straight up, glue the biggest stick on the bottom and the other 2 on top.
  3. Glue on buttons.
  4. Cut out a star with cardstock paper then glue/shake with gold glitter. Let dry then glue it on top.
  5. Flip the tree over and hot glue a piece of twine on.

For festive fun your whole crew will love, turn on some holiday tunes, get out the egg nog, and make festive decorations — and family memories!