Easy Scented Pinecones

4 Materials
10 Minutes
It is super easy to make your own scented pinecones for fall and the holiday season. Here are 4 different ways to make them and you can pick the one that works best for you...

Option #1 - Essential Oil Spray Technique
Mix a few drops of essential oil in a scent of your choice (I'm using cinnamon) in a spray bottle with water - the more drops the stronger the smell.
Place the pinecones in a plastic bag, spray it with the water essential oil mixture and seal the bag. Let the bag sit over night and your pinecones are ready. Option 2 - Essential Oil Only Technique
Place pinecones in a bag, put several drops of essential oil of your choice in your bag, and seal it closed.
Let the bag sit for a week and they're ready to use. Option #3 - Spray Adhesive and Cinnamon (or seasoning mixture of your choice) Technique
You can spray your pinecones with spray adhesive and place them in the bag or you can spray the pinecones inside the bag with the adhesive spray. Either way please do this step outside where there is proper ventilation.
Next sprinkle cinnamon or your desired seasoning mixture into the bag onto the pinecones.
Gently shake the bag so the seasonings attach to the pinecones. Spread the pinecones out to dry, and once they are dry they are ready to use. Option #4 - Glue and Cinnamon (or seasonings of your choice) Technique
Using a glue of your choice (I'm using Mod Podge but you could use Elmer's glue as well), paint the glue onto the pinecone.
Place the pinecones in a plastic bag, and sprinkle the pinecones with cinnamon or desired seasoning.
Gently shake the bag to distribute the cinnamon over the glued pinecones.
Spread the pinecones out and let the glue dry completely. Once they are dry, they are ready to use.
Once you have done of the above techniques - place your pinecones somewhere for you to enjoy the wonderful smell or create something wonderful with them.
I love fall and the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin spice this time of year.

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Suggested materials:
  • Pine cones   (outdoors)
  • Essential Oil   (Amazon)
  • Mod Podge   (Walmart)
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  • Alice Paul Alice Paul on Sep 05, 2017
    what about bugs that might be inside the pine cones from the outdoors?

  • Wanda Criblez Wanda Criblez on Sep 06, 2017
    Will these last for more than one season?

  • Barbara Yacone Barbara Yacone on Sep 22, 2017
    Ty for the idea. Do u put glitter on the same way as the glue and spice way?

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  • Danielle Danielle on Sep 06, 2017
    Thank you for sharing this! I will DEFINITELY be doing this. Every time we go to a store that has the already made ones, we always go get a smell (my hubby and me) and I always knew there was a way they could be made at home for much cheaper, so I am delighted you shared this! I'm excited to do this! Now I need to gather some pine cones.

  • Anne Michele Lemieux Anne Michele Lemieux on Oct 17, 2017
    Thank you for the inspiration....Stayed at Kaibab Lake park in Arizona recently, collected 20 pinecones....went to Goodwill and got a $1 pot...boiled cones to kill critters...sap actually varnished the pinecones....threw pot away...dried pinecones...put Young Living Oil of Pine on most of the cones....great motorhome deodorizer....put Young Living Oil of Purification on 6 cones and put on shelf in bathroom to eliminate odors....Works wonderfully. Great project Blessings, Anne