How To Make Cinnamon Pine Cones

6 Materials
1 Day

Do you love the smell of the cinnamon pine cones the store sell? This is how to make cinnamon pine cones and display them for your home. You can see more of my crazy creations here

Prep Work

Depending on where you live, your pine cones might have bugs in them if you collected them from outside.

You have 2 options for getting rid of them.

  1. Place the pine cones in a bag, squeeze out most of the air, seal it, and leave it for a week.
  2. Place the pine cones on a foil lined baking sheet. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees, and bake for 25 minutes.
Essential Oil Method

The first way to make cinnamon pine cones is to place them in a baggie or container of your choice.

Add drops of cinnamon essential oil to the pine cones in the bag. The more you use the stronger they'll be.

Close the bag or container up.

Leave for minimum of 24 hours and up to 1 week.

The longer you leave it the stronger the scent is absorbed.

Cinnamon Spice Method

If you prefer to use natural cinnamon I'll share 3 options with you.

  1. Spray the pine cone with an adhesive spray and then apply the cinnamon.
  2. Spray on Mod Podge Ultra, and then apply the cinnamon.
  3. Paint on Mod Podge, and then apply the cinnamon.

Let this dry completely.

Time to Display!

I placed a battery operated strand of LED lights with a timer in the bottom of this bowl.

The timer works by turning it on at say 4pm, then it will run for 6-8 hours and auto turn off. The next day the timer will auto turn on at 4pm.

I placed some of the cinnamon pine cones in the bowl, twisted the LED light strand among the pine cones, and then repeated adding pine cones and twisting in the lights.

Here is the completed pine cone display with the lights.

Here's the display in some dim light.

Other Options

Here are some other ideas of what you could do with cinnamon pine cones:

  • Display them in a vase alone or with the lights or tealight
  • Display them in an empty lantern
  • Use some twine/jute and create a garland
  • Hot glue them to a wreath form for a pine cone wreath
  • Add a little twine/jute to the top and create an air freshener or ornament.

I placed my display on my dining room table.

I love that I'll be able to enjoy these for fall and winter.

A little tip, when the season is done, pack some of these in with your fall/winter decor. Next year when you open your boxes it will smell lovely.

I would love to have you stop by my blog  Chas' Crazy Creations  for the full tutorial as well as sign up for my latest creations, posts, recipes, exclusives, and more...

I would love for you to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more of my crazy creations -

Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

30 Creative Painting Techniques & Ideas You MUST See
32 Space Saving Storage Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
Cut Up Some Pallets For These 20 Amazing Ideas
31 Ways To Get Privacy Inside And Outside Your Home
31 Coastal Decor Ideas Perfect For Your Home
Hometalk's Top 20 DIY Crafts For Kids
18 String Art Ideas That You'll Want To Hang In Your Home
Chas' Crazy Creations

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 8 questions
  • Kate Sullivan
    Kate Sullivan
    on Sep 7, 2020

    I understand that many people will love this project. I, however, would like to remove the cinnamon scent from pinecones. My nearest source for pinecones is Wal-Mart and their pinecones are overwhelmingly scented! Do you have any suggestions for de-scenting pinecones?

    • Diane Petykowski
      Diane Petykowski
      on Sep 14, 2020

      Hi. There are fine suggestions here. This question interested me, as my husband CAN'T STAND that overly potent cinnamon displayed in stores. He doesn't even have to get inside the doors before he'll turn around and leave! He reacts similarly to other "natural" items in craft dept's. He never accompanies!

  • J.V.J.
    on Sep 7, 2020

    I love the scent of cinnamon and I love this project! But where did you get your display bowl and stand? It's beautiful.

    • Donna
      on Sep 14, 2020

      I rarely reply, but that bowl and stand? INCREDIBLY GORGEOUS!!

  • Jan
    on Sep 8, 2020

    Isn't there a chance of mold/disease in the pine cones also? I always read to heat them for this reason besides bugs.

Join the conversation

4 of 67 comments
Your comment...