Scented Pinecones DIY
Recipe type: Home Crafts
Scented pinecones are extremely easy to make, and fill your room with your favorite scent.
  • Pinecones (dried)
  • Fragrance/Essential Oil of your choice (I used Christmas Tree Cybilla and Cinnamon Sticks)
  • Gloves
  • Droppers
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 °F. Lay the pine cones on a cookie sheet (lined with aluminum foil if you’d like), and place in the oven for about 30-45 minutes. This helps to kill any bugs on the pine cones, and dries them out completely. If you find your pine cones are still damp, allow them to “bake” for another 10-15 minutes. NOTE: If you bought your pine cones from a store already dry, you can skip this step.
  2. Allow the pine cones to cool completely. Using a dropper, drop 3-5 mL of fragrance or essential oil onto each pine cone. Drop the scent in different areas to help evenly distribute the fragrance. I recommend placing newspaper on your work surface to help absorb any fragrance or essential oil that drips off the pine cones. Fragrance and essential oils will eat through plastic, so be sure to protect your work space accordingly. In addition, make sure you’re wearing gloves. Undiluted fragrance and essential oils can irritate the skin.
  3. llow the pine cones to sit overnight. This helps the fragrance fully absorb into the pine cone. I covered my work space with fresh newspaper to help absorb any drops. Once they are dry and no longer oily, they are ready to be placed in a large bowl or Christmas tree for display and scent. They could also be used on a wreath, garland, etc. In our tests, we found the scent stayed strong for at least 2 weeks.
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