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In this post: Make your own cinnamon-scented pine cones for fall, winter, and Holiday decorating. Use fragrance oils OR even my favorite, essential oils!


A cozy, welcoming home is the best, don’t you think? I try to evoke feelings of warmth and comfort in our home as much as possible and one of my favorite ways to do that is to make our house smell really good. Like I just made freshly baked cookies. Only I can’t bake cookies to save my life (except these ones). So I have to “fake” it. I fake it with essential oils and stovetop simmers. And during the holidays I also fake it with cinnamon-scented pine cones. Sometimes I buy them already scented and sometimes I make my own.

Make Your Own Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones

10 minute decorating - scented pinecones

Supplies

diy scented pine cones supplies


Instructions

1. If you forage for pine cones, make sure to bake them on a low setting for a little while to bake out any bugs. Let cool completely.
2. Place pine cones in the zippered storage bag.
3. Add a few drops of oil.
4. Seal the bag and shake to distribute.

pine cones in bag

5. Optional: To let the scent really absorb into the pine cones, leave them in the sealed bag for 2 or more days.
6. Remove from bag and display in bowls, crates or baskets.

scented pine cones

scented pine cones

Make Your Own Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones

Yield: 12 or so
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10 or less
Make your own cinnamon scented pine cones for fall, winter and Holiday decorating. Use fragrance oils OR even my favorite, essential oils!

Materials

  • Pine cones (foraged or bought)
  • Cinnamon fragrance oil or essential oil (I prefer essential oil)
  • Large zippered storage bag

Instructions

  1. If you forage for pine cones, make sure to bake them on a low setting for a little while to bake out any bugs. Let cool completely.
  2. Place pine cones in the zippered storage bag.
  3. Add a few drops of oil.
  4. Seal the bag and shake to distribute.

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What could be easier than that?

DIY scented pine cones

You could use them again and again. Just store in a sealed bag and refresh as needed. They make great fall and winter decor! 

white gourd, wood bowl, pinecones

Sometimes the decorating is all in the little details and making people feel warm and cozy.

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11 Comments

  1. Definitely giving this a try Shannon! I’ve got pinecones everywhere around here and who doesn’t love to fill their house with yummy scents at Christmas?!

    1. So true! Lucky you with pine cones around – and not having to buy them! #lifeinthesuburbs