Cinnamon Stick Village

I have this wonderful little book titled, " The Creative Christmas Kitchen" found it at Goodwill for 50 cents. I have found so many fun Christmas crafts in this book and today plan on making the Cinnamon Stick Village from the book. The directions are simple. Cut out the shape of a house from cardboard, glue it together and then stick the cinnamon sticks on it using Royal Icing. The chimneys are made with kidney beans and the roofs with frosted mini shredded wheat cereal. I found the cinnamon sticks for $2 at the food store, two packages worth in the picture. I can't wait to get started. Another good smelling Christmas craft that will last for years ! I will post pictures when they are done, (that is if they come out good !)
Have to drive into Ft Worth with Melanie...Mei-Ling needs to see her Doctor for an eye infection.
Then will get started on my project for the day.


Meredith said…
Oh, Patty, what a charming book!

I love my Goodwill copy of Williamsburg Christmas Crafts, but that cinnamon stick village looks even more fun : )
Marianna said…
Those are very cute. I can't wait to see the finished project.
Catherine said…
What a darling little project!
Frgl Ldy said…
Those are adorable! What a great craft for kids too!
QuiltingFitzy said…
My goodness, I'm shopping at the wrong store (again). Our tiny bottle of cinnamon sticks were $6!!!
Carrie J said…
I love those. I'll have to look out for cinnamon sticks at a good price. We make a "Gingerbread" house every year by putting graham crackers on a cardboard house with royal icing and then decorating. After making the form the whole thing goes together in a few hours and looks great. The kids have always loved doing it and it is so easy.
Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes I did make the syrup and I thought the pie turned out great. I will be making it again.

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