DIY Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones

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There is nothing like the smell of cinnamon scented pine cones during the winter season!  Here is an easy way to make your own at home a lot cheaper than buying them in the store!

cinnamon scented pine cones

DIY Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones

Easy & Inexpensive!

This time of year you enter almost every store  to the smell of cinnamon scented pine cones.  I love the smell and purchase my pine cones as soon as they put them out. I have always thought they were kind of expensive, maybe it is because I buy a lot.  Like about 10 bags and at $3.88 , $40 after tax is insane for pine cones. I am not sure if you have noticed, but the bags are so small now too.

So, I decided to make my own. I have no idea how the manufacturer's do it, but I like a challenge and actually, IT WAS EASY!

Here is how to make your own cinnamon scented pine cones for less than half the cost than the store's!

What you need: 

Pine cones from your yard (or the neighbors, with permission of course!)

Cinnamon scented warmer oil (got mine from Dollar Tree!)

Pine Cones =  free ,    Cinnamon oil =  $2

(this much oil will make 3 batches of pine cones saving you $10)

How To Make Your Own Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones

What to do: 

  • Preheat over to 200°
  • Find the best pine cones you can in all various shapes and sizes.  Use about 20 pine cones for one batch.
  • Clean them by picking off any pine needles and lightly brush off dirt/debris
  • Put the pine cones in a plastic container ( that has a cover, you will need to shake these up)
  • Add about 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon oil by drizzling it all over the pine cones
  • Put the lid on and GENTLY shake around to better coat the pine cones
  • Place the pine cones on an aluminum foil covered cookie sheet
  • Heat to dry them out in the oven for about 15 minutes, leave the oven door cracked open to fill your home with the smell if you want. I did!pine cones pin
cinnamon scented pine cones

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