How to make fresh pine-scented potpourri using pinecones and cinnamon sticks and pinecones.
I have these amazing pinecones from my back yard. I decided to use them to make pine cone scented potpourri. I love the smell of pines trees. Since I am surrounded by many Pinetrees I cut some fresh branches. What great about this recipe is that you can always go back to replenish your potpourri with fresh pine cuttings
- Pine needle branches
- Cut pine branches
- Cinnamon sticks
- Dried flowers or seeds
Step 1: Cut pine branches
Cut off the pine tree branches with pruning scissors and you will start smelling the sweet scent of the pine. You can even go as far as cutting up the branches to get even more of a smell. Set aside.
Step2: Add dried flowers or seeds
If you have any old flowers around. Dry them for a few days and add them to the mixture. You can add seeds from trees. Make sure they are free of bugs. You can place it in the oven for an hour on an old cookie sheet. That will bring out the woodsy smell. Set these items aside.
Step 3: Add pinecones.
You can cut up the pinecones to make the pine aroma come out of them more.
Step 4: Mix all the ingredients
Place the pine stumps, pinecones and pine needles in a basket. Scatter some cinnamon sticks or cinnamon scented pine cones over them. Start smelling the sweet aroma of pine and cinnamon. Your potpourri can be placed in baskets anywhere in your home. Store leftovers in plastic bags to preserve the recipe. After a few months, you can take a bag of the potpourri and refill the baskets. You can also make little square sacks with fabric and add some potpourri in them and use as sachets