DIY Cinnamon Vanilla Candle Tutorial

This decorative DIY candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays

It’s not fall without the smell of cinnamon and spice in the air. This season, bring the natural beauty of the season into your home with this easy DIY cinnamon vanilla candle. This candle will not only smell great, but it makes a beautiful decorative piece for your home. As the vanilla candle warms up the cinnamon sticks, your room will be filled with the fall scent of vanilla and spices.

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Instructions on how to make your own DIY cinnamon vanilla candles

Step 1: Place an elastic band around the bottom of the candle. Slide it up a couple inches and make sure it lays flat with no twists against the candle.

Step 2: Carefully slide in the cinnamon sticks behind the elastic band, one at a time.

Step 3: Fill the cinnamon sticks all the way around your candle until there are no gaps left.

Step 4: Wind your twine around the the candle 5-6 times to cover the elastic band.

Step 5: Once you have covered the elastic, tie off the ends of the twine in a double knot. Then tuck the knot under the other strands of twine to hide it.

Step 6: You can leave it with just the twine if you like, but adding a ribbon is a nice touch to polish off the candle. Simply wrap the ribbon around the candle and over the twine, then tie into a bow.

Step 7: Here are your finished cinnamon-vanilla scented candles!

This decorative DIY candle tutorial will have your home smelling like the holidays

There’s nothing like the smell of warm vanilla and cinnamon to make you feel cosy in the fall and winter season. Not only do these candles smell great, but they also make a beautiful and thoughtful seasonal gift. Make them as a hostess gift for your next holiday gathering or even as a fun craft with with the kids!

What’s your favorite way to have a great smelling home?
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19 comments so far.

19 responses to “DIY Cinnamon Vanilla Candle Tutorial”

  1. Hanh says:

    I’m not great with DIY but this looks too good to pass up! I love the ideal of vanilla and cinnamon scent together. I’m going to give this a try soon 🙂

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

  2. Caroline says:

    I love the scent of cinnamon! These candles sound amazing!

  3. libys11 says:

    this is nice!!! perfect for the holiday season!!

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  4. Those candles looks amazing , love cinnamon smell 🙂

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  5. Robyn says:

    I loveeee the smell of cinnamon! I am totally guilty of using way too much of it in all my cooking haha! This is such a great idea, and I love the neutral colours of the candle and cinnamon so they will watch with any decor! Great post 🙂

  6. These are so adorable – I love it and want to try it.

  7. TouristMeetsTraveler says:

    I absolutely love the smell of cinnamon, it’s one of my most favourite things to sprinkle on top of pastries; it is such a heavenly scent and goes so well with vanilla!

  8. Dana says:

    The rubber band is an unexpected yet lifesaving item in this DIY. Good call on it.

    Dana (

  9. jessie says:

    what a great idea!!! this is perfect little christmas gift for my coworkers. about how many cinnamon sticks did you use per candle? i’m going to be making 4 and want to have enough supplies.
    thanks for the great idea!


  10. Cherri Littleton Megasko says:

    What a great idea! You can always change the bow to make them festive for any time of year! (Maybe even add a few sprigs of pine!)

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