10 DIY Scented Pine Cones at Home
Scented pinecones are a natural way to freshen up the air during the winter months and holiday season! Unlike strong artificially scented pine cones sold in the local stores that can trigger asthma attacks or migraine headaches, for many people, homemade pine cones are safer and natural.
They also make a great personalized gift to your loved ones and for personal use as well. They make your home smell spicy and cozy!
They can be easily modified through DIY and suited for individual needs. Here we have for you a list of recipes to make decorative and amazingly scented pine cones. This is one of those easy Holiday craft projects that fit into any budget.
Things Needed for the DIY Project
- Pine Cones (foraged or bought)
- Essential oils of your choice
- Plastic spray bottle
- Ziplock bag
If you are collecting pinecones from nature they are probably full of dirt and critters. Be sure to clean and dry them properly before use, to keep uninvited dirt away.
10 DIYs – How to Make Your Own Scented Pine Cones at Home
Worried about what to give your loved ones for Christmas? A good home décor item as a gift can never be out of place. Making one will be more personal and will cost less. Add a few drops of cinnamon-scented oil to your pine cones and zip them in a zip lock bag for a few days.
The scent will immediately hit the nose with a pleasant smell. You can also use your DIY scented pine cones to decorate your Christmas gifts or place them in a pretty container and give them away as gifts.
Make your own décor for festive occasions are fun and pocket friendly. This DIY pine cone can also act as a Christmas tree décor ornament or can act as a simple but beautiful and highly aromatic piece for any part of the house. Apply some glue on the cones and sprinkle the cinnamon, an easy way to give your home a more traditional feel.
Wax coated pine cones can simply be a decorative ornament for your home or can be used as a fire starter for your fireplace. Melt the wax and add fragrance of your choice. You can use different fragrances for each cone, add a tag, and make a basket full of these.
You can use mini or large pine cones for this craft. A little variety of different shaped pine cones looks so so pretty and feel the aroma all over your house.
With a few simple items like glitter, spray bottle, and essential oil of your choice you can make a beautiful glittery and aromatic pine cone. Be sure to pick up dried cones as the better absorb and retain the fragrance longer. You can revive the scent by adding the essential oils again.
Waxed pine cones can be used as fire starters and can be made more fun. Add color of your choice and create a basket-like in the tutorial for a beautiful set. Further, add fragrance of your choice like vanilla, blueberry, Christmas heath, rose chestnut, etc. Use these as gifts for a Christmas party invitation or as ornaments for your tree.
An easy and artistic way of having a pretty and good-smelling piece of pumpkin scented pine cone. Mix orange paint and pumpkin spice and coat the cone in it. For extra detail add orange glitter or sprinkle the spice while the cones are wet. The color really pops out and looks amazing as a centerpiece.
You can use various flavors like vanilla, apple, clove, orange, pine essential oils, or peppermint oil on your pinecones for scenting them. When the fragrance begin to fade after use, you can refresh them by repeating the scenting procedure as instructed in the linked tutorial.
Essential oil pine cones are easy to make and can be reused for years by adding the oils again after they wear off. Be sure to set them aside in a bag for quite a few days as to let them absorb the aroma. The more you let them set the stronger the fragrance will be.
These scented pine cone instructions are insanely easy to follow. They can be painted and can be added with any fragrant desired. Not only they bring autumn feel into the house but also are great for displays like on the side table, on the window, or as a centerpiece.
The mini ones look cute and can be gifted to anyone regardless of their age. I hope you like the ones we gathered for you and get inspired to make more like these.