There are at least two pine trees in front of every house in our neighborhood. Which means there is a never ending supply of pine cones for projects.
So this year we are making cinnamon scented pine cones for our neighbors and friends as holiday gifts.
The boys are even thinking of selling them as a way to make their Christmas money.
Here is how you make them...
- Gathered pinecones
- Cinnamon oil
- Cinnamon sticks
- Brown paper sacks or large garbage bag
- Mesh or muslin bag
Place a good amount of pine cones in your large bag. Sprinkle cinnamon oil on the pine cones and seal the bag up. (Be careful, cinnamon oil can be irritating to the skin) Place the bag in a dry place (like the garage) for 3-5 days, shaking it every day, allowing the oil to soak into the pine cones.
Orange oil can also be used and citrus peals can be included with the pine cones for another variation.
Fill the mesh or muslin bags with good smelling cones, tie them up with a pretty ribbon and a cinnamon stick or two.
These are great as fire starters or siting in a bowl on a table as a decoration.
Hope you are enjoying our new series. For the full list of projects, visit the Gifts from Nature page.