If you're leaning craft-it-yourself this year and have a couple of hours on your hands, how about whipping up a few tiny balsam pillows? I toss mine in my daily carry-all and I it cozies up to my baggu mask so that I'm smelling the perfect amount of uplifting pine when I mask up.
You're outside on a crisp day taking a deep breath in the sun dappled wood-filled pine forest and it's the best. If you're like me, and wish you could put this feeling in your pocket for later, then this simple project is for you! This little diy balsam pillow makes such a sweet gift, but be sure to make one for yourself, throw it in your sock drawer or better yet, your mask basket!
Not everyone has access to fresh needles, but thankfully you can find them at Paine Products online, and also the Vermont Country Store (go ahead and grab a pair of the coziest socks while you're there). If you have fresh needles, use heavy duty scissors to chop into 1/2" pieces. You should be able to fill two 4" x 4" pillows with one pound of needles :) Using fresh needles will smell great, but keep in mind, they will shrink a bit as they dry- so jam those needles into every nook and cranny of your pillow.
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