DIY Aromatherapy Pinecone Wreaths

My mother asked me to make her something new out of pinecones because she loves the pinecone tree that I made her when I was a kid, it lights up and she still gets it out every year for the holidays.
You can collect your own or buy them. If you collect your own wash them well. If you soak them they will close up, and when they are dry they will open. You can use wire forms you make yourself or buy preformed.

I used foam circles I recycled from
spice rack packaging. I wouldn’t buy foam forms but recycling them
works. I prefer working with natural straw and grapevines wreaths.
You can make a centrepiece or a wall hanging wreath
Foam recycled circles Foam recycled circles
I wrapped the foam with green
craft ribbon. To hang it I used a white ribbon and tied it around the form before I added anything and made the bow later. I added silver jingle bells with floral pins after I put all
the cones on. I added essential oils of cinnamon and clove to make
an aromatherapy wreath and freshen the air. When the wreath is finished Add essential oils, so it doesn’t rub off on your hands.
Lighted Pinecone Wreath Lighted Pinecone Wreath

I used cinnamon and clove essential oils, I love cinnamon cones!!!! One form had holes in it, so I strung
mini multi-coloured LED lights through it and then wrapped some ribbon around it to hold the lights on. I glued pinecones of all sizes and shapes. I used large and small spruce cones which are more cylindrical than the more rounder pinecones from the pine trees. I used 5 different types of cones. I wrapped a white
ribbon around the side with a double bow to hide the cord and placed it on my side table. I added a white beaded wire that I had lying around. I can put a thin white candle in the
centre in a glass small candle holder. If I put the candle in, I don’t add essential oils.
Chili cone wreath with Boxwood Chili cone wreath with Boxwood

For another wreath I wrapped the outside with green craft ribbon. I glued
on some boxwood around the outside and then put floral pins in to keep it in place. I decorated it with Thai red
chili peppers I grew and dried myself this year.  I finished it with a simple red ribbon. I added some essential oil of balsam fir to add that wonderful evergreen tree smell. I have some
leftover pinecones that I am going to make some ornaments out of
for the tree. Check it out here –
DIY aromatherapy Pinecone ornaments http://earthelixir.ca/2011/12/09/diy-aromatherapy-pinecone-ornaments/
Thanks mom for fuelling my creativity (and this blog).

I hope you enjoy making pinecone art
as much as I do.

Happy Holiday
Crafting!

Due to the risk of
fire it is best not to use candles with essential oils because essential oils are combustible, and dry pinecones with
added accelerants are used as a fire starter.

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10 Responses to “DIY Aromatherapy Pinecone Wreaths”

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