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Sappy Mess

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We are guessing there is a trick to making wreaths out of pine boughs that we don’t know about. If you have been following along, last month we lost a pine tree in a storm and Cyndie saved branches for holiday decorating.

When I came inside from plowing the driveway last night, the house was heavily pine-scented as production was in full swing.

What we don’t know is how others who work with pine boughs deal with the sap. Cyndie has resorted to wearing gloves, but has not mastered preventing the sap from getting everywhere.

She decided that she would include a pair of gloves with each wreath when she delivers these beauties to the intended recipients.

Don’t these look festive for the season?!

They sure smell good, too.



Written by johnwhays

December 13, 2019 at 7:00 am

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  1. Beautiful!

    Liz Shatek

    December 13, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    • Thank you. She has been such an adventurous crafter on these. I’ve passed along your comment to the artist.


      December 13, 2019 at 10:48 pm

  2. I don’t know if this helps but we use gasoline (or what we call petrol) as a diluente to remove pine sap when it gets on our hands or other places. A few drops on a rag and it comes off easily. Of course, it smells until it evapourates completely, which doesn’t take long. Otherwise, always amazed at Cyndie’s inventiveness.

    Ian Rowcliffe

    December 13, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    • Yes. We have mineral spirits as a remedy. Cyndie heard from a recipient of one of her wreath gifts that it was hung without getting sap on anything!


      December 13, 2019 at 10:46 pm

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