Thanks to the limited space in our camper, I haven’t done any projects in quite some time. However, our friends Vicky and Tim recently allowed us the use of their lake house so our kids could stay with us for Christmas. I have been itching to do a project, any project, so I rounded up some odds and ends and created these diy scented wax pine cones.
We moved the camper to the lake as well, so while Richard was hooking it up to the truck, I gathered pine cones from the campground. I wasn’t really sure what I would do with them, but they were just lying there, begging me to gather them up. So I did.
While wandering around Walmart, I spied these scented wax cubes and thought they would be just the thing to spiffy up my pine cones. I decided to buy two scents and combine them.
I melted the wax cubes in the microwave and dipped just the tips of the pine cones in the wax.
When dipping the pine cones, I found that one dunk created a shiny appearance, but not much color. Two dips gave an even coating along the tips. Dipping them when the wax started to cool created a thicker coating.
The pine cone on the front left has one coat; the pine cone in the center has two coats; the cone on the front right was dunked when the wax had started to cool.
I likey! But, what to put them in? I scavenged this box that held clementines.
Of course, I had to spiffy the box up a bit. I removed the paper and a few staples. I would have liked to stain the box and trim the corners, but didn’t want to buy supplies that I already have. Somewhere. Sooo, I simply wrapped the box with some left over paisley duct tape.
These diy scented wax pine cones are colorful, smell pretty, and will be quite useful for starting fires in our fireplace at the new house. Some day. ~sigh~
It has been heavenly to cook in a real kitchen, shower in a real shower, sleep in a bed that I can actually get out of without crawling over Richard. It’s the little things…. Thank you, Tim and Vicky.
What crafty ideas do you have that use only a few scavenged supplies?