Wax must be melted in a double boiler to reduce fire risk!
Place the coffee can in a pot of water on the stove. Add small pieces of wax to the coffee can and melt on low to medium heat until you have enough to submerge pine cones. Add color and essential oil.
Starting at the bottom of the cone, wind string around the scales of the cone.
Hold the string, and dip the cone slowly into the wax.
Remove and let the wax drip over the can until it stops.
Place on wax paper and let the cone completely harden.
Place the cone on top of kindling and light the string or edge of one of the scale.