There’s a lot happening at the Farmhouse getting ready for our Autumn open house at the new location September 10-12.
New and vintage merchandise being delivered…so excited to share with all of you.
In the meantime thought I would share a fun project you can do to welcome the Fall season…
When the Autumn temps turn cool and crisp it’s a lovely time to take a walk or outing to gather pine cones, have hot chocolate or cider and…create.
Cinnamon scented pine cones…
- Put them in a bowl and place on a stack of books
- String a few together and hang on a door knob, in a closet
- Lay pine cones around a votive candle on a plate/platter/tray…the warmth of the candle will enhance the scent of the pine cones
Use an old cookie sheet or place aluminum foil on a cookie sheet that you use often. Place as many pine cones on the cookie sheet that will fit in a single layer. Put the cookie sheet on the middle rack in a preheated 200 degree oven for about an hour. The pine cones should open up during this time, if they are still tightly closed. This cooking process also kills any bugs and other bacteria that may be living in the pine cones. Let them completely cool.
Place the cooled pine cones in a large resealable plastic bag. Make sure there is enough room to securely close the bag.
Put a few drops of the essential oil and just a bit of water in the spray bottle, shake and then generously spray the pine cones. Close the bag and shake it to mix the oil with the pine cones. Open the bag and spray again, once more closing and shaking the bag.
Leave the bag tightly closed for four to six weeks to infuse the pine cones with the scent. Shake the bag every week or so to distribute the oil scent.