Allrecipes 9 x 13 Inch Sheet Cake Pan Description
Use to roast proteins & veggies together for simple one-pan meals or to make delicious desserts.
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DIY Scented Pinecones
It’s time to branch out from your usual store-bought decorations with homemade scented pinecones. A great addition to your holiday décor, pinecones evoke a range of emotions such as nostalgic fall evenings, snowy winter days or all-things Christmas. No matter what they mean to you, these pleasantly scented, festive adornments are a fun way to enhance your usual decoration lineup.
Pinecones not only have a muted earthy aroma, but they’re great at carrying other scents and slowly releasing them into your home throughout the day. Warm spices – like cinnamon and ginger – are popular pairings but there’s lot of cheer to be had in experimenting to find your favorite combinations.
To add the essential oils, simply combine them with water and use a spray bottle to spritz on as much or as little as you want!
DIY Scented Pinecones
- Aluminum foil
- Baking sheet
- Pinecones (rinsed if needed*)
- Spray bottle
- Essential oils of choice
- Gallon zip-top bags or large (air-tight bucket)
Suggested essential oil combinations
- Cinnamon and clove
- Cinnamon and ginger
- Pine needle and cedarwood
- Rosemary and lavender ((great for bathrooms!))
- Orange and bergamot
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Line baking sheet with foil.
- On prepared baking sheet, arrange pinecones. Bake 45 to 60 minutes, turning pinecones a few times throughout for even cooking. (This step helps preserve the pinecones, keeps them dry and encourages them to open them up for better presentation.)
- Meanwhile, in a spray bottle, mix 20 drops oil with ½ cup water. Lightly shake until combined. If using more than one oil, split the 20 drops between them however you prefer.
- Spray baked pinecones with oil mixture, making sure to turn them as you go for even application.
- Once completely cooled, place scented pinecones in an air-tight container such as multiple zip-top bags or a large bin. Let sit at least a couple days or up to two weeks for maximum absorption.
- To display, arrange pinecones in a basket or distribute them around your house.
- If pinecones lose their scent over time, simply repeat steps 4 and 5.
*To rinse pinecones, soak them in bath of soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Make sure to use a fragrance-free soap or else the smell will stick!
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