During the holidays, I love to fill my home with a warm and comforting scent. Pre-children, you could always find several candles and wax tarts in my living room. =) But toddlers + open flames = nothing good. So this year, I found myself reaching for scented pine cones at a local craft store. Then it hit me…why not create scented pine cones with my own custom scent?
As it turns out, scented pine cones are extremely easy to make. All you need are pine cones, fragrance, droppers and gloves. Scented pine cones at the craft store are usually scented with cinnamon. I love making them myself because I can customize with my favorite fragrance. I scented half of these pine cones with Cinnamon Sticks Fragrance Oil for a spicy and sweet scent, and half of the pine cones with Christmas Tree Cybilla Fragrance Oil for a classic Christmas scent. They smell absolutely amazing together! Half of the pine cones are in a bowl as a centerpiece in my living room, and the other half are nestled into my tree for extra scent.
In my tests, the scent was the strongest for the first 2 weeks. After two weeks they still smelled amazing, but were not as strong. I found my pine cones during a weekend stroll, but if you live in an area where pine cones are hard to come by, you can find them online. I’m so excited that this project turned out so well. Next year, I plan on making my scented pine cones into a wreath like this one. How cute would that be? Not to mention it would smell amazing! =)