Scented pinecones on store shelves can be detected aisles away – if they are high in quality, especially vanilla and cinnamon varieties. Those that claim to be scented but barely smell like anything are not worth much more than those found on the ground. In any case the smell will eventually fade. Why buy scented pinecones when they can be embellished with scent at home, especially when they are available in abundance? Use these ways to make and decorate with scented pinecones, and have fun creating household décor with fragrance.
Buy Essential Oil in a Scent of Choice
Essential oil is available in countless scents, and it can be used to create scented pinecones. Buy essential oil in vanilla, cinnamon, or a fragrance of your choice, and use it to make scented pinecones. They will emit an amazing scent that will fill the room. After they are scented they can be used for decorating or crafts. The options are limitless.
Essential Oil Application Method
To make scented pinecones, use a small dropper to apply drops of essential oil to the inner areas of each pinecone. Use it sparingly, but apply it in several locations. The oil will slowly soak in, and the smell will be detectable for a long time, especially when applying it to several pinecones. Reapply it as necessary, and store them in a sealed bag when not in use.
Cinnamon Application Method
Real ground cinnamon can be used to create irresistible cinnamon scented pinecones. Simply spray clean, dry specimens with spray-on adhesive, and sprinkle them with a mixture of fine iridescent glitter and freshly ground cinnamon. They will look and smell amazing, especially when the light catches the glitter.
Ideas for Display
Display cinnamon dusted pinecones in a beautiful basket or bowl along with pine sprigs and fresh cinnamon sticks. The cinnamon sticks will help create a stronger scent, and they will add to the unique design of the display.
Scented pinecones can be attached to strings of pine branches and wrapped around stairway rails and balusters or mounted in an interior doorway. They will fill the entire room with fragrance.
Display essential oil scented cones in a basket or bowl lined with soft pine sprigs or boughs. If desired, they can be sprayed with a light dusting of artificial snow. The scent of pine will mingle with the vanilla or cinnamon, and it will make a lovely display.