Thursday, November 15, 2012

Scented Pine Cone Tutorial

It's fall and time to start getting ready for the holidays. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it!  This year I have developed a slight addiction to pine cones and decided I wanted to do some scented pine cones and they turned out fabulous.  I am loving the holiday scent.

I ended up putting them into baskets and a few on a large plate.  One of the baskets I put on the shelf right by the front door and the other is sitting on the kitchen table.   I LOVE the smell..  I used essential oils to give them the fragrance. I ended up purchasing a cinnamon-vanilla combo essential oil and another bottle of clove bud essential oil. They mixed very well.. and now I have this nostalgic aroma of the holidays lingering in the air. 

They are super simple to make....You first want to clean your pine cones by rinsing them with warm water and then putting then in a 200 degree oven for them to dry.  After they are all dry, take your essential oils in cinnamon and clove or whatever scent you like and drop some drops on each pine cone. I did about 10 drops on mine. Then put them in large zip lock baggies and let sit for 3 to 7 days. When they are ready, take them out and put them in a basket or pretty container or use them for crafts!

For more ideas and a more detailed tutorial on how to do your own scented pine cones, see my tutorial here.

Thank you for stopping by!   I hope you have lots of fun doing your own scented pine cones :)