How Do I Make Scented Pine Cones?

By Pamela 2 2

How do you treat pine cones to have the spicy smell of cinnamon, etc.?

By Pamela from Shreve, OH

Ad
Showing: Answers Sort

By Keeper 58 1,055 Flag

November 6, 2010

I buy cinnamon oil and use an eye dropper.

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes

By Kelly 5 1 Flag

November 17, 2010

Couple ways I have done this.

Buy the cinnamon oil or even candle making cinnamon oil fragrance. Use plastic bag to shake after every time you drop fragrance in bag. The fragrance is very potent. It will burn the skin and slowly start to eat through plastic! So Be careful! Wear clear glasses or something to protect eyes and rubber gloves would be best. Keep adding drops till you feel strong enough. Then tie up bag tightly. Insert this bag then into another, just to double bag, just as a safety measure. Maybe even a third. Pine cones can be sharp, tearing bags. Keep these tightly sealed for a few days to cure for best results and the fragrance to spread through-out with as little loss of evaporation. Most cost effective as well.

Second option

Melt paraffin wax and color, such as bright red. Once wax has cooled a bit can add cinnamon oil. Do not do this when super hot or it will just burn off and will be lost! Off top of my head I really can't remember the exact temp for paraffin to drop scented oil. I have worked with soy for so long. It's much higher than soy. Maybe 160F? Don't quote me on this one.

Now You can dunk pine cones into the hot scented candle wax. Partially, completely, angled. Whatever. Set on recycled newspaper or brown grocery paper bags. Or hang with Christmas ornament hooks on dowel rod, with paper under neath for drips. Be careful! Hot, hot, hot!

Add this by dolloping in glitter or dusting with it. Adding pearls, rhinestones, etc. However you want to glam them up. Can be used as ornaments or add a few of the glammed out ones to a wicker basket of plain cones. That's what I like best. Otherwise to busy for the eyes. I've even added these to swags, I made to hang over my large living room windows. So skies the limit!

Hope this helps get the creative juices flowing. :)

Later K

flightnurse9

ReplyWas this helpful? Yes

Comment

In This Guide
Making Scented Pinecones
Making Scented Pine Cones
Categories
Crafts NatureNovember 4, 2010
More to Explore
ThriftyFun on Facebook ThriftyFun on Pinterest Enter a Contest Free Newsletters Ask a Question Share a Post
Related Guides
A pinecone painted silver
Crafts Using Pine Cones
A Christmas wreath on a red door.
Buying Pine Cones for Crafts
Making Scented Pinecones
Making Scented Pine Cones
Pine Cone Wreath
Collecting Pine Cones for Crafts
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on February 8, 2016 at 1:57:13 PM on 10.0.1.239 in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
 
NewestOldestMost HelpfulLeast HelpfulRelevance
Site MenuShare a PostContestsAsk a QuestionAbout ThriftyFun
BrowseAll By DateAll GuidesAll QuestionsAll VideosRecent FeedbackLonely Questions
CategoriesBetter LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness & LegalConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood & RecipesGarage SalesHealth & BeautyHolidays & PartiesHome & GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsTravel & RecreationWeddings