DIY Cinnamon Pine Cones

One of my favorite simple pleasures is just having my apartment smell good. And I mean, open the door and get a rush of scent. I can’t normally do that with candles or plug-ins alone, if at all. That’s why my favorite thing this week is…

Cinnamon Pine Cones!

Now, my mom purchased mine at a fancy schmancy fresh food store that I love, but they were about $5 for a small bag. Obviously, if you have a little extra time and some cinnamon oil, these can be made for pretty cheap.

What You Need:
Pine Cones (any size!)
Cinnamon Oil
Cinnamon Sticks
Paint Brush
Garbage Bag(s)

First you will need to go find yourself some pine cones, or go purchase some pine cones at a craft store. If you find yours outside, you will need to bake them at 200 degrees for about an hour on a foil-covered baking sheet. This will harden sap and kill any germs/bugs/gross stuff that is on your cute little pine cone. Now get a garbage bag just large enough to hold your pine cones, as you put each cone in the bag, use the brush to smear a little cinnamon oil on. Once all pine cones are in the bag, throw some cinnamon sticks in the mix and close bag securely. Leave pine cones for 5-6 weeks, and shake bag when you can.

Now, you can decorate with these babies however you please. I have mine in a wicker basket, and even some in a Halloween pale that was meant for candles. But they are also my main piece in my bathroom right now. I got a wooden dish from Target, a spice candle from Kohl’s, and added my pine cones for the finishing touch…

{For more sparkly, decorated pine cones, go here.}

Perhaps tomorrow I will share with you my cake ball making disaster. We’ll see, I’m still pretty miffed.

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

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21 Comments

  1. I can't wait to try this – I am guilty of spending $ on the scented cones, so this will be a great money saver! I'm your newest follower from Fun Follow Friday hop – hope you will check out my blog too!! : )

    Aimee @ Justkiddingaroundatlanta

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  2. bella (roz) says:

    Jessi, These are just INCREDIBLE!!!! I have the biggest pine cones from a visit out West that I'm going to follow your instructions for. Thank you for sharing this on my Fresh Friday/Seasonal Saturday link-up last week. I selected as one of the best to highlight! Hope you stop by with another great post! I'm glad that some of the visitors came over to check out your post . . . it was GREAT! Ciao, Roz

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