Saturday, December 15, 2012

Cinnamon Scented Pine Cones

This year I wanted to have some cinnamon scented pine cones for Christmas. So on a sunny, crisp afternoon early in November we set off for a walk in a local forest. We all enjoyed the walk, the chatting and coming across a bounty of pine cones in the woods.

After coming home the pine cones were washed and they dried out and opened up in front of the fire we've had lighting every evening since late October - loved the fresh pine smell in the sitting room during this part of the process. After that it was just a matter of adding some cinnamon oil to the pine cones and putting them in plastic bags for the scent to be fully absorbed.


Stamp (Hero Arts) - Merry Christmas Tree

I've a few baskets of the cones in the house now and we gathered so many pines cones, family and friend will be receiving them shortly. So I wanted to come up with a way of packaging them and this is it -


I recently received this wonderful stamp and die set from Hero Arts and couldn't wait to get started on making something with it. So today I pulled out card scraps, embossing powders, some bling and ribbon and played away to my hearts content.

Hopefully my family and friends will like their little scented packages. Here's a photo from when we were on the way home from the woods, you can see one of my helpers striding back to the car - well there was a promise of hot chocolate and a treat at home!


I'm submitting this project into Ellen Hutson LLC Hero Arts Cling Take 'n Make, the current Play Date Cafe Challenge, Simon Says Stamp "What's Your Favourite" Challenge (I've a few favourites on this one - tool is Cuttlebug, stamp is this new one and product would be bling) and also Paper Crafts December Gallery Challenge. Hope you're all having a fun weekend!


CinnamonSally said...

This is a fabulous gift Heather, I love the smell of cinnamon too. Your tag is a perfect addition to the gift!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous idea for Christmas ornaments and gifts ... thanks for sharing. Love the tag with all the different elements and dimension! Anita in France :)

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous tag!I bet those pine cones smell great! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I'll bet those cinnamon pine cones smell divine, Heather! And how fun you collected them yourselves - loved the photo of your "helper". What a great package you put together too - love that tree stamp and die and what you did with it!

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Awesome! Love all the embellishments you created as well - really great gift idea!

Dawn T said...

what a stunning idea Heather. Great tree on your gift bag

Deirdre said...

Great idea Heather - bet your family will love them.

Jingle said...

Wow! Totally fun and super creative! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Rachel said...

the gift tag is faaabbb, what a thoughtful idea. Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
-Rachel w k

Joy said...

Super sweet, love that tree and all that bling.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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