Scented Pine Cones
Method 1: Mix 1 part glue to 1 part water and brush entire
cone with a foam brush. To scent the cone, roll it in a mixture of ground
cinnamon and cloves.
Method 2: Purchase cinnamon oil at a craft store or candle shop. Pour the
essential oil into a spray bottle with a little water, and spray the pine cones
until they are damp. Place the cones in a plastic bag and seal for 24 hours.
Method 3: Place the pine cones in a sealable plastic bag, add several drops of
cinnamon oil, close the bag and shake several times to distribute the scent. Let
Scented Pine Cone Fire Starters
Place a coffee can in a pan of water on the stove. Add broken
pieces of candle wax, paraffin or candle stubs to the can and allow to melt on
medium to low heat until the liquid wax is high enough to coat the entire pine
cone. When the wax is melted, stir in some cinnamon oil and candle coloring if
Using tongs, dip the pine cone slowly into the liquid wax until it is completely
coated. Remove and allow to drip over the can until it stops. Place on wax paper
and allow to completely harden.
Pine cones can be arranged in a basket or other container. If used as a gift,
place in a fancy box with fireplace matches. To use as a fire starter, place the
pine cone on top of the kindling and light the edge of one of the petals.