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5 Crafty Ways to Use Pine Cones

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pine cones sachet

1. Hanging Sachet

Pine cones look festive and smell great in a hanging sachet! Just dry some super thin apple slices in the oven, and string them up with pine cones and cinnamon sticks. The twine should pass right through the apple slices – use the holes where the seeds used to be. To attach the cinnamon sticks and pine cones, just tie a good double knot around them. You’ll probably want a pine cone at the end of your hanging sachet to weight things down and make sure it hangs straight.

To dry your apple slices, just clean the apples and slice them thin, then bake in the oven at 200F for 8-10 hours, checking on them every hour or so. You can also dry them in a food dehydrator, if you have one.  While you’re at it, you may as well dry some extra apple slices. Baked apple chips are a tasty, healthy snack!

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Image Credit: Pine Cone Sachet photo via Thinkstock

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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8:41PM PDT on May 17, 2013

Interesting tips and the best thing is...it will be many months before Christmas is even remotely near and I can enjoy a lot of hot weather and not even think about the dreaded snow and freezing cold to come.

1:56AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Beautiful! Will use some of these! :-D

6:36AM PST on Dec 3, 2012

beautiful

6:34AM PST on Dec 1, 2012

Nice ideas.

6:27PM PST on Nov 30, 2012

Nothing new here except the Epsom salt cone.

5:46PM PST on Nov 29, 2012

I like Jonjon's idea of making a christmas tree out of pine cones :)

10:23PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

lovely ideas... when I am done w/them I use them to help start a warm cozy fire...

10:15PM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

I have a little miniature villiage. I buy one little shop or church etc each xmas. I set them out on a white table cloth (for snow), sometimes adding cottonwool. And I use a few of the smaller, upright pinecones as little pine trees behind the houses. You can use 'Santa Snow' spray if you want them to appear to have snow on them. But I prefer just a little on the tips of the 'branches' or just natural.

9:08PM PDT on May 12, 2012

thanks, love pine cones

1:55PM PST on Jan 13, 2012

Love pine cones!

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