2×2-inch pinecones (about 24) Frankincense powder (1/4 cup, approximately 2 ounces) Myrrh powder (1/2 cup, approximately 4 ounces) Gold Glitter (1.4 cup) White Crafts Glue Cellophane bags (available from florist or crafts supply store) Shallow container, such as a shoe box lid Gold filigree ribbon Newspapers
1. Rinse pinecones with water. Lay cones on an old cookie sheet and place in 300 degrees oven for one hour. Spread cones out on layers of newspapers and set aside to complete drying.
2. Blend frankincense, myrrh, and glitter in a shallow container. Dab glue on tips of pinecone petals and on the bottom of the cone. Roll cone in mixture of powder and glitter. Set cones aside to dry.
3. Package in a handful of dried cones in cellophane bags to give as gifts. Tie bag shut with gold filigree ribbon. Attach a label with a holiday greeting and instructions for using the pinecones.
Enjoy the aromatic incense the cones release when burned. Toss a cone or two onto hot embers, and inhales the earthy fragrance.
Or, set the cones in a dish for a more subtly fragrant decoration.