Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Magical Pine Cones

Here's one that might appeal to our Christian friends, as well as our more heathen ones.  :)

It would only take a very few dollars to make as many bags as you like - good blessings for yourself, friends, neighbors, anyone you'd like.

Frankincense and Myrrh are wonderful herbs and incense that have been used in spiritual and religious practices for ages and ages.  Frankincense has long been used as a powerful purifier, as well as for protection and consecration. Myrrh also purifies, as well as creates peace and lifts energetic vibrations.

Certainly pine and/or spruce cones can be gathered from the ground on walks.  Besides that, you'll only need glue, a bit of gold glitter, and Frankincense and Myrrh.  Frankincense and myrrh aren't nearly as hard to find as you might think... any incense store should have little packages of them for you.

Put your frankincense and myrrh in your smallest mortar and pestle (well--not too small - you don't want it bouncing out!)

and grind it up to a dust.

Add your glitter,

and then water down in another dish a bit of glue.

Paint on a bit of glue or roll them in a shallow dish of the watered glue, then toss your cones in the dust mix.

Leave them to dry,

and then place several in a bag for the ones you wish to send the Blessings.

Include a little note, telling them of your wishes for them, and to burn them in their fire when they feel it is appropriate - Solstice, Christmas, or for the New Year are all very nice..

Many, many Blessings to You and Yours.


  1. What a great idea! Merry Christmas to you :)

  2. i love this idea.. think we will be doing it this evening. :)

  3. I Love the idea, and the use of the word heathen, one of my favourite words!

  4. Merry Christmas to you, too, Melody!
    ♥ ♥ ♥

  5. What a great idea! We have a bag full of pinecones. I may do this for the new year. Thanks so much for sharing :)

  6. That must smell beautiful!

  7. I've never actually seen frankincense or mhyrr before. This would make a really fun project!


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