(Article is by me Lisa Roy created for squidoo and added to so crafty magazine a few years back, I added this article here when squidoo went down for good)
First How To Clean Pine Cones For Crafts
Apple Pie Spice
Paint pine cone edges with glue using the sponge brush and sprinkle with any combination of, or all of, the spices listed and then let dry.
Another way to give scents to pine cones is by using essential oils. This can be expensive, but a has a longer lasting effect, and there are many scents you can purchase. Use any oil you like, cinnamon is the type used most. Spay cones and place in sealed bag or add a few drops in a sealed plastic bag with cones and shake several times, and then let set over night.
Ideas for scented pine cones:
Add a small ribbon or twine and hang them as decoration.
Or, place in baskets with some cinnamon sticks and greens to decorate or even use as .
Also, you can pin or glue to items. I placed and pinned some to on an old straw hat and also to my straw hanging basket in the kitchen.
Or, you can simply lace into any kind of jars as gifts or to decorate.
And click here for an air freshener idea.
I make these fire starters as candle decorations