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Orange Spice Scented Fall Pinecones

orange spice pinecones

Fall is in the air! This is my favorite time of year for scents and decor. To me Fall is all about apples, cinnamon, oranges, and all natural decor. I love decorating with pine cones, berries, twigs and leaves. So when I came across a diy scented pinecone article I just had to try it for myself! I decided to make orange spice pinecones.

Scented pine cones make traditional additions to wreaths and other holiday centerpieces. When scented, these environmentally friendly accents also can be used to enhance a rustic-inspired interior and can be given away as gifts or sold at craft fairs. These orange spice pinecones smell sooooo good! My house smells like oranges and cinnamon and it was super cheap to make them!

Orange Spice Pinecones



  1. Collect pine cones from your yard or park
  2. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and place pine cones on sheet pointy side up. Bake at 200 degrees for an hour. This will allow them to open up completely. It also hardens any sap and kills any bugs.
  3. Allow pinecones to cool completely then place in a large ziploc bag. Drop 1-2 drops of the cinnamon oil and 2-3 drops of the orange oil onto each pine cone.
  4. Close bag and shake
  5. Allow them to sit in the bag a couple of days until the absorb enough oil for maximum fragrance.

If your orange spice pinecones start to lose their scent or if you want to reuse them next year you can just pop them back in the bag and add more oil! To make the pine cones presentable as gifts or as craft sale items, cut a large square of mesh or netted fabric. Set scented pine cones in the center. Gather the edges together around the pine cones and secure with a festive ribbon and a cinnamon stick.


  • I never thought to make my own scented pinecones, and now I can’t wait to try it. I love the tip about putting them in the oven first. Thanks for the fun idea!

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