DIY Cinnamon & Copper Pine Cones for the Holidays

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Every year when the holidays come around I pick up a bag of cinnamon scented pine cones. This year I decided to spice up my pine cones by adding a little copper paint to them. I love how these turned out. You can use these for so many things throughout the holiday season. You can decorate your mantel, string them together to make a garland, use them as place settings on your Thanksgiving table, and when it comes time to set up your Christmas tree — hide a few in the branches.
Here’s how you make them. It’s pretty simple:
You will need:
  • Cinnamon scented pine cones (Ralph’s and Joann’s both have them)
  • Copper paint
  • Paint brush
Paint just the tips of the pine cones. Let them dry for a couple of hours and then have fun decorating your house with all your pretty pine cones. Next time you come home you’ll be greeted with the warm and cozy scent of cinnamon!
Jamie BartlettDIY Cinnamon & Copper Pine Cones for the Holidays


    1. apairofpears   Reply

      Hi Alba,

      Yes you can buy pinecones that are already scented with cinnamon. If you can't find them in Spain you could try searching around the internet and see if anyone has a way to make your own scented ones. That would be fun too!

  1. Renae   Reply

    Loved your idea! I painted some pinecones laying around and I absolutely love the way they turned out! They're hands down my favorite winter craft this year! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Serene Chua   Reply

    This an interesting project Jamie, I noticed that you are engrossed with metallic colors based from your post about the porcelain. Anyway, does the pine cone still smell nice after painting it? I am interested to try it also.