How to make cinnamon scented pine cones?
How to make cinnamon scented pine cones? Making cinnamon-scented pine cones is a fun and easy DIY project that can add a festive touch to your home. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make them:
Materials Needed:
  • Pine cones
  • Ground cinnamon or cinnamon essential oil
  • White glue or spray adhesive
  • A large plastic bag or airtight container
  • A small paintbrush (if using glue)
  • Optional: Ribbon or string for hanging


  1. Gather Pine Cones:
    • Collect pine cones from outside or purchase them from a craft store.
    • If you collect them outside, you might want to clean and dry them to remove any dirt or insects. Place them on a baking sheet and bake them at 200°F (93°C) for about 30 minutes to ensure they are clean and dry.

  2. Prepare the Adhesive:
    • If using white glue, dilute it slightly with water so it can be easily brushed onto the pine cones.
    • If using spray adhesive, ensure you have a well-ventilated area to work in.

  3. Apply the Adhesive:
    • Using the paintbrush, coat the pine cones evenly with the diluted glue.
    • If using spray adhesive, spray a light, even coat over the pine cones.

  4. Add the Cinnamon:
    • Sprinkle ground cinnamon over the glued pine cones. Be generous with the cinnamon to ensure a strong scent.
    • Alternatively, if using cinnamon essential oil, add a few drops to the glue before applying it, or add drops directly onto the pine cones after the adhesive has been applied.

  5. Dry the Pine Cones:
    • Place the cinnamon-coated pine cones on a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper and let them dry completely. This could take several hours to overnight, depending on the type of adhesive used.

  6. Seal in the Scent:
    • Once the pine cones are dry, place them in a large plastic bag or airtight container. Add a few more drops of cinnamon essential oil to the bag or container if you want a stronger scent.
    • Seal the bag or container and let the pine cones sit for 1-2 weeks. This will help the scent permeate the pine cones thoroughly.

  7. Display or Use:
    • After 1-2 weeks, remove the pine cones from the bag or container. They should now have a pleasant cinnamon scent.
    • Optionally, you can tie ribbons or string around the tops of the pine cones to hang them as decorations.

  • If you prefer a less messy method, you can skip the adhesive and simply place the pine cones in a bag with several drops of cinnamon essential oil. Shake the bag well and let it sit for a few days to a week.
  • Refresh the scent as needed by adding a few more drops of cinnamon essential oil to the pine cones.