I’ve posted a few pine cone projects as of late and I want to be sure I am not responsible for causing unwanted problems in your home like bugs, mold, and mildew! Thanks to a Modern Homestead, the voice of reason has spoken and I for one, am listening! Preparing your pine cones properly for indoor use is essential to avoiding lingering issues that you did not intend to invite in. You will have to bake your pine cones to kill off any offenders, so if this is a step you are unwilling to participate in, maybe you’ll want to skip these projects.
Here’s the full-length article with specific instructions: