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I love everything about this DIY! Let me count the ways -
- Pinecones have a natural beauty, and look amazing sitting in a basket on your hearth.
- They are easy (and fun!) to make.
- Collecting pinecones is a great way to get out and get some exercise.
- Kids will enjoying hunting for pinecones and helping with this project. (Of course, close supervision is necessary when working with the hot wax.)
- The sensory experience is amazing - beautiful flames, fun popping sounds, the aroma of essential oils, and, of course, the warmth of the fire.
- They make a lovely and useful gift.
- The end result is a cozy evening in front of a fireplace or a fun night around a fire pit.
Now, let's get to it!
Pinecone Fire Starters
(RECIPE FROM DOTERRA.)
- Pine Cones (Make sure they are dry.)
- Essential Oils
- Candle Dye (Optional)
- Melt beeswax in a double boiler.
- Add essential oils (and candle dye, if using).
- Use tongs to dip pinecone in the wax to coat.
- Let excess wax drip off the pinecone then place it on wax paper.
- Repeat until all the pincones are coated.
- Choose your essential oils based on preference or try some of these fun seasonal and woodsy aromas: Black Spruce, Siberian Fir, Douglas Fir, Cinnamon Bark, Clove.
- Instead of candle dye, break up a few crayons and add them to your beeswax.
- Instead of using tongs, tie a long piece of string around the top of the pinecone, then dip the pinecone into the wax while holding the string.
- Once wax is dry, dip again to create a thicker coat if desired.
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