DIY Scented Wax Pine Cones

Here’s a fun and easy tutorial to make scented wax pine cones. I’m displaying them with felted pumpkins in my fall decor, but they would look great for the holidays and throughout the winter.

Bonus: They work great as a fire starter too.

DIY Scented Wax Pine Cones
This is an easy tutorial that shows you how to make scented wax pine cones for decor and to use as fire starters.

The Materials:

Pine Cones
Soy Candle Wax
(beeswax, soy, even paraffin will work)
Fragrance (fragrance oil, essential oil, some food extracts)
Container to melt the wax in
Old pot to heat water to melt the wax

The Process:

Melt the wax. You only need a enough to be able roll the pine cone in; about 1/2 inch. I have a large Pyrex measuring cup that I use only for waxes and crafts. I also purchased a really cheap pot which is also reserved for crafting.

This is an easy tutorial that shows you how to make scented wax pine cones for decor and to use as fire starters.

Once the wax is melted, remove it from the heat and add your fragrance. I used 1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice extract from the grocery store. There is a little water in this extract, but most of it was alcohol, so it blended well with the wax.

This is an easy tutorial that shows you how to make scented wax pine cones for decor and to use as fire starters.

Next set the pine cone in, on its side, and roll, covering with wax.

This is an easy tutorial that shows you how to make scented wax pine cones for decor and to use as fire starters.

Then place them on waxed paper. It worked best if you are able to stand them up.

This is an easy tutorial that shows you how to make scented wax pine cones for decor and to use as fire starters.

The one in the back was laid on its side. See how the wax gathered and made it stick to the wax paper.  They’re still worth keeping.

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This is an easy tutorial that shows you how to make scented wax pine cones for decor and to use as fire starters.

That’s all there is to it. Place them in a nice bowl on your coffee table, side board or dining table. These will last from fall until spring and many even longer. You can always freshen them up by placing them in a paper bag, sprinkle on a little scent and shake.

Easy and affordable. Another great gift idea too.

Place a few in a cute bag with a pretty ribbon and pass them out at the holidays.

This is an easy tutorial that shows you how to make scented wax pine cones for decor and to use as fire starters.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. Cindy Mott says:

    Is it possible to add glitter to your pine cone after you dip it in wax to use as a tree ornament??

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