These scented pine cones are so much fun to make and you can use them all during the holidays in all kinds of flower arrangements, tablescapes, wreaths and decorations. You can use bought pine cones but if you have a pine tree in your yard that is even better. You might have a neighbor that would be willing to let you pick up some from their yard or find them in the woods. Most people like the cinnamon scented ones during the holidays but you can use any scent you like. They make your house smell wonderful. Children will love helping you with this project, too.
You will need the following:
Pine Cones, however many you want to do
Essential Oil, whatever scent you like
Large plastic bag
Wash pine cones off in the sink and place on baking sheet in a preheated 200 degree oven for about an hour. This dries them out, gets rid of any insects and causes them to open. Be sure to keep watch while in the oven and don’t put too close to heat. Remove from oven. Put about a cup of water in the spray bottle and several squirts of oil. Shake to mix. Spray the pine cones with the mixture. If they are hot, let them cool and place in large ziplock bag overnight or up to 24 hours. Enjoy!
Note: If you use cinnamon essential oil, you can add some cinnamon sticks along with the oil to the bag for added fragrance. You can find essential oils at craft stores, some health food stores and even some Walmarts.
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