How do you infuse pine cones with cinnamon?
How to Make Scented Pine Cones Boiled With Cinnamon Sticks
- Simply put your pine cones, gathered or bought, in any good sized pot. Add a cinnamon stick for every 2 smaller pine cones or 1 for every larger cone.
- Cover and boil for 5-10 minutes.
- Set the newly scented pinecones out to dry on paper or foil and enjoy.
How long do cinnamon scented pine cones last?
Once they are dry and no longer oily, they are ready to be placed in a large bowl or Christmas tree for display and scent. They could also be used on a wreath, garland, etc. In our tests, we found the scent stayed strong for at least 2 weeks.
What kind of paint do you use on Cinnamon ornaments?
You can use regular Elmer’s glue and glitter, regular or glitter puff paint (I bought at the craft store,) regular paint, or even Sharpies to decorate the cinnamon ornaments.
Can you soak pine cones in cinnamon?
Once the pine cones have cooled, put them in a plastic bag. Add 15 to 20 drops of cinnamon oil to the bag (per about half pound of pinecones). Let it sit for 1 to 2 weeks in the plastic bag.
How do you refresh cinnamon scented pine cones?
They should open back up again in 24 hours or less; if you want to speed it up a bit, hit them with a hair dryer on high, or stick them back in a 200 degree F oven for ten minutes. Then you’re ready to use the cinnamon-scented pinecones in your decor! If the scent starts to wear out, you can just spray them again!
How do you get the cinnamon smell out of pine cones?
Fill your kitchen sink full of warm water and add about 1/2 to 1 cup of white vinegar. Allow them to soak for about 30 minutes, I will usually shake them up a few times during this process. Also if there are any little creatures like bugs in the cones, it will run them out.
How can I make my house smell like cinnamon?
- Place three to four cinnamon sticks in a pot of water on your stovetop. Bring the water to a boil.
- Turn the burner off after the water has reached a rolling boil. The heat releases the cinnamon stick’s fragrance, which will waft through the house.
- Re-heat the water when the fragrance dissipates.
Can you burn scented pine cones?
After use, the cones can simply be tossed into the fireplace where burning releases the last bit of scent, leaving no residue behind.
How do you make cinnamon spray?
Take advantage of cinnamon fungicide control by making a cinnamon spray for plants. Stir some cinnamon into warm water and allow it to steep overnight. Strain the liquid through a coffee filter and put the results into a spray bottle.
What do you do with scented pine cones after Christmas?
Once you have your scented pine cones, there are numerous ways to use them. For instance, you can work them into garlands or wreaths, or you can simply place them on the mantel. They also make great seasonal gifts.