• Seasonal dried flower crafts | Cinnamon cones

    Posted on October 30, 2012 by in Christmas crafts

    Seasonal dried flower crafts – Winter approaches

    The clocks went back at the weekend, and my garden is looking damp and untidy, so I’m almost looking forward to a touch of frost so we can light the open fire. I have been reading this week that pine cones can be made into fire starters by dipping in liquid wax. I haven’t tried that yet, but I do like to make a display of cinnamon cones every year.

    Turn pine cones into cinnamon cones

    Why not make a simple seasonal display of pine cones in a bowl? You could spice up the fragrance by adding a drop or two of cinnamon fragrance oil.
    cinnamon cones pine cones
    If you haven’t been able to collect your own pine cones, they are cheap to buy online.
    To add the cinnamon fragrance oil to the cones, I prefer to put the cones in a plastic bag and spray with the oil. (Visit the travel department of your local chemist shop for a small handy spray bottle perfect for this job!). I then leave them in the bag for an hour or two for the oil to sink in, before displaying. If the fragrance fades, just repeat this process.

    cinnamon fragrance oil cones

    If you are shopping for pine cones, I don’t recommend adding fragrance oil to painted cones in case the paint comes off!

    Make mini cinnamon cones

    mini pine cones alder bags

    Make little bags of Christmas by adding fragrance oil to mini pine cones or alder cones in the same way, and fill organza bags to make a lovely little stocking filler. These bags can then be used to fragrance a cupboard or drawer or other small spaces such as your car.

    [As usual, try not to get the oil on your skin, and avoid contact of the oil & finished cones with polished, painted and synthetic surfaces. Test first if using with textiles, and keep out of reach of children and animals.]

    Related posts – more seasonal dried flower crafts

    Winter rose potpourri   |   Make a cinnamon bundle

    Shopping links – Cinnamon cones

    At this time of year we sell large natural pine cones fragranced with cinnamon if you would rather buy them ready-made.

    Buy ready-made organza bags filled with cinnamon fragranced alder cones