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