How To Make Scented Pine Cones. An easy way to make your home have an aromatic scent throughout the Holidays. Give away as gifts or make a holiday decoration.
- Pine cones of various sizes
- Spray adhesive or glue
- Foam brush
- 1/4 cup each cinnamon powder, ginger and nutmeg
- Plastic bag
- Cookie sheet
Rinse pine cones under running water, lay pine cones on an old cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees F. for 2 to 3 hours or until the cones open up. This kills bugs, melts sap etc.
Spread the cones out on layers of newspaper.
Use a foam brush to apply glue on the pine cones.
Mix equal amounts of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg in plastic bag. Mix well.
Add pine cones in spice mix. Shake to cover. Allow to dry overnight.
Use scented pine cones in gift baskets, on wreaths or placed in bowls.
Hang them from your door handles or from your Christmas tree.
They should last anywhere from 8 to 12 weeks.
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