Scented Bleached Pinecones -use simple household bleach to whiten and brighten natural pinecones, and then add any scent to them you like.
Scented Bleached Pinecones are the perfect way to create lighter coloured pinecones for decor and add beautiful scent to a room. They’re easy and fun to make too.
Sometimes the simple little DIY’s are the sweetest, and this little project fits in that category.
A pinecone, all on it’s own is beautiful. But, add some paint, or group various kinds together, or bleach some and the simple beauty it has all on its own is magnified.
Here’s how to make your own Scented Bleached Pinecones
- Large Bucket
- Something to use as a Weight (I used a cutting board and some rocks)
- Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
- Essential Oil
- Ziplock Bag
To Make Scented Bleached Pinecones:
1. Place your pinecones in a large bucket, and then fill with enough bleach and water to cover the pinecones. I did about 1:1 ratio, you can go all the way up to 2:1 beach to water, or somewhere in-between.
I’ve used the pinecones all over the house, and grouped them with different varieties, shapes and sizes, and even a few painted ones. I love all the texture. Perfect for Christmas, but also great for fall and winter decorating. And, they smell so nice and sweet.
I added some little screw in eye hooks to some and used them as ornaments.
I really love how they turned out.
So simple and so pretty.
With Scented Bleached Pinecones, life really is a party.
You might also like our pinecone wreath tutorial here.
Also check out the tutorial for our acorn craft here.
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