Big Bear Trip

I was just reviewing some winter themed photographs I’ve captured over the years, and came upon a series of pine cones Big Bear Lake in California I’d captured with my macro lens in 2010. I was then inspired to learn more about pine cones and found that making your own scented pine cones is a popular craft this month! I love the idea of doing it with children.

I found a number of articles that show you how, using essential oils such as cinnamon, apple, orange, grapefruit, vanilla, peppermint, and/or pine. Plant Therapy even has a holiday season essential oil.

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Learn How

I love the notion of foraging for pine cones in nature rather than buying them at the craft store, however that is also an option!

How to Make Scented Pine Cones With Essential Oils by The Spruce Crafts

How To Make DIY Scented Pinecones by Apartment Therapy

How To Make Cinnamon Scented Pinecones – 2 Ways! by Practically Functional

How to Make Scented Pine Cones by wikiHow

Is this something you’ve done or would do with your children?