Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Scented Pine Cones

I love filling the air with fall scents around the house.

Earlier this week, I purchased a bunch of home fragrance oils from Bath and Body Works to use in my oil warmer.  I was so anxious to try them all that I started thinking of other ways to use them to scent the house.

As I was walking around with the dogs today, I noticed a bunch of pine cones on the ground and suddenly, the light bulb inside my head went off and I thought...scented pine cones!

After cleaning them off a bit, I placed a few drops of oil on each cone and set them in my tobacco basket along with a few mini pumpkins for a sweet-smelling fall display. 

What are your favorite tips for making your house smell all warm and cozy?


17 comments:

  1. What a neat idea, Brandi! I will have to try this one!!

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  2. Great idea, I love scented oils also....I'm hooked on a brand that I purchase from Michael's. I'll have to check out Bath and Body works.

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  3. Awesome Idea! I need to find some pine cones and oils! I love your blog so much~! The family photos are beautiful!

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  4. I love scented oils too! I also like to combine orange peels with a cinnamon stick and fresh rosemary with water and simmer on the stove it smells so divine.

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  5. oh FUN! and cheaper than the ones you have to buy I bet!
    I love to simmer stuff on the stuff.
    ~Tana

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  6. Great idea, and not nearly as expensive as buying them pre-scented. PLUS you get the scents YOU want instead of having to just buy whatever is available! I like to simmer spices on the stove for scent sometimes. It keeps the house warm with the stove on AND provides a wonderful smell. I also like to make potpourri using fresh whole spices. I think I'll mix in some pine cones now! :-)

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  7. This is so easy and very pretty, too! Love this idea. xx

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  8. Very creative! Thanks for a great idea. <3

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  9. What a great idea!! I love this! Definitely going to try it out - thank you for sharing!

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  10. What a great idea! I have some pinecones just waiting for a project like that. And of course I love the look of the pinecones and gourds in a pretty basket. What scents our upstairs are my homemade soaps curing. But I'm going to use some of my essential oils to scent pinecones as well! Thanks for the idea. :-)

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  11. What a simple solution to refreshing the home. We have lots of pine cones around here.

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  12. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog,
    I really appreciate it!

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  13. Great idea! A lot cheaper than purchasing them. I like to simmer fruit & spices in my mini crockpot (the one only used for this!). That way I can move it around the house if I want.
    Saw you linking at Funky Junk's SNS
    Debbie :)

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  14. What a lovely idea, Brandi! I've purchased pine cones at Christmastime that were cinnamon scented, but fall is a perfect time to decorate with the lovely cones as well. I like how they look paired with your mini-pumpkins in the pretty basket.

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    Have a great weekend,
    The Busy Bee's.

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  16. Love this, mommy loved scallops, I remember her making them for us. Delicious!

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