I walk past the scented pinecones in the grocery and craft stores, and I think about how I might make them myself. Sure enough, I find a recipe for Holiday Scented Pinecones that I cannot wait to try.
I enter the forest and find the trail of pine trees.
I gather my collection as the sun begins to set, and I head home. I’ll soak these for an hour, bake them at a low temperature so they open up, and then drip my favorite essential oils on them. Once they absorb the scent of cinnamon and clove (sealed in a bag for 1-2 weeks), they’ll make a perfect centerpiece. They’ll release that wonderful fragrance all season.