Foraging for Pine Needles ~ Don't Forget the Pine Needle TEA

Foraging for Pine Needles (and other conifer needles)

Florida Long Leaf Pine Needles, dyed to rich, vibrant colors for pine needle basketry and gourd art. To see a great selection of colors, visit artgalstudio.etsy.com

Florida Long Leaf Pine Needles, dyed to rich, vibrant colors for pine needle basketry and gourd art. To see a great selection of colors, visit artgalstudio.etsy.com

A super-realistic, very good value pine needle spray with tiny pine cones woven onto the branches. Use one in a single stem vase or in a centrepiece arrangement

Vintage Diamond-shaped Baubles

A super-realistic, very good value pine needle spray with tiny pine cones woven onto the branches. Use one in a single stem vase or in a centrepiece arrangement

Fabric printing with bleach/Dyeing fabric with bleach.  Applying ordinary household bleach to dark, natural-fiber fabrics, either by spraying or brushing the bleach on flat fabric (Resist-and-spray technique), or by dipping the fabric in it, after protecting part of the surface in some way from contact with the bleach. http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3720/dyeing-with-bleach

Dyeing with Bleach

Fabric printing with bleach/Dyeing fabric with bleach. Applying ordinary household bleach to dark, natural-fiber fabrics, either by spraying or brushing the bleach on flat fabric (Resist-and-spray technique), or by dipping the fabric in it, after protecting part of the surface in some way from contact with the bleach. http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3720/dyeing-with-bleach

Preparing pine needles for crafts:  pick out debris (leaves, etc); boil water in large soup pot; place pine needles in kitchen sink; pour boiling water  over pine needles in sink; let soak 30 minutes.  Drain.  Lay pine needles on old towel to air dry 24 to 48 hours, turning them occasionally to bottom ones can dry and not mildew.

Preparing pine needles for crafts: pick out debris (leaves, etc); boil water in large soup pot; place pine needles in kitchen sink; pour boiling water over pine needles in sink; let soak 30 minutes. Drain. Lay pine needles on old towel to air dry 24 to 48 hours, turning them occasionally to bottom ones can dry and not mildew.

A handy key to the herbs of witchcraft. Each of the herbs listed has its own character and magickal properties. They are revealed to the Witch through study, me

A Witch's glossary of herbs

A handy key to the herbs of witchcraft. Each of the herbs listed has its own character and magickal properties. They are revealed to the Witch through study, me

Make these easy nature paint brushes for your toddler to paint with. An amazing sensory activity for kids (And pine needles make fantastic brushes!)

DIY Nature Paint Brushes for Kids

Make these easy nature paint brushes for your toddler to paint with. An amazing sensory activity for kids (And pine needles make fantastic brushes!)

Homemade Pine Needle Cough Syrup For Powerful Cough Relief! - What if you were to discover one of the most potent cough suppressant and anti-inflammatory compounds is found in your backyard?

Homemade Pine Needle Cough Syrup

Homemade Pine Needle Cough Syrup For Powerful Cough Relief! - What if you were to discover one of the most potent cough suppressant and anti-inflammatory compounds is found in your backyard?

Vickie Henderson Art: Coiled Pine Needle Rim on Gourd -- Coiling Tutorial

Vickie Henderson Art: Coiled Pine Needle Rim on Gourd -- Coiling Tutorial

In Europe, evergreens have been used as medicine since the Middle Ages. They act as a stimulating antiseptic for respiratory infections and congestion, and are useful for bronchitis, and at onset of colds and flus to stop infection. Pine is also used for coughs and asthma. - Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium on Etsy

In Europe, evergreens have been used as medicine since the Middle Ages. They act as a stimulating antiseptic for respiratory infections and congestion, and are useful for bronchitis, and at onset of colds and flus to stop infection. Pine is also used for coughs and asthma. - Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium on Etsy

These charming crafts are made with twigs and decorated with button stickers, pine needles, berries, twine, and felt. They can even be used for festive wall art this holiday season.  Get the tutorial at Little Things Bring Smiles.

50+ Easy Homemade Christmas Ornaments to DIY

These charming crafts are made with twigs and decorated with button stickers, pine needles, berries, twine, and felt. They can even be used for festive wall art this holiday season. Get the tutorial at Little Things Bring Smiles.

'Green boat' (basket) by LA-based Costa Rican ceramic artist Hannie Goldgewicht. Pine needles, clay. via the artist's site

'Green boat' (basket) by LA-based Costa Rican ceramic artist Hannie Goldgewicht. Pine needles, clay. via the artist's site

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