DIY: Scented Holiday Pinecones
The scents of pine, gingerbread, cinnamon, and citrusy orange are almost inseparable from the holiday season. Catch one hint of these aromas any time of year, and you may be instantly taken back to childhood sledding races, homemade gingerbread houses, or sweet memories with family and friends.
Capture the nostalgia with these homemade scented pinecones and cards.
Scented PineconesItems NeededDry pineconesYour favorite essential oilInstructions
- If pinecones have been collected from outside, cook in the oven at 200 degrees F for at least 30 minutes, or until the pinecones have opened.
- Put one drop of essential oil on each pinecone. Some of my favorite oils include Cassia, Clove, Holiday Joy, Wild Orange, Siberian Fir, or Wintergreen.
- Place pinecones in a decorative bowl or on your Christmas tree.
Scented CardsItems NeededCotton ballsPlastic or paper bagYour favorite essential oilInstructions
- Put 2-4 drops essential oil on cotton ball. Here’s some of my faves that I like to use for this: Douglas Fir, Frankincense, Wild Orange, Cinnamon Bark, or Holiday Joy.
- Place cotton ball inside bag with cards.
- Seal bag and let sit overnight.
Tip: You can also make scented wrapping paper using the same directions for the scented cards.
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