Hello all. After doing a lot of research, I collected several pinecone today. I scrubbed them in water with vinager and soaked them some more. Little did I realize how hard it is to get the sap off the pine cones!! (I'm not even going to talk about my hands, sink and scrubbie brush!) After drying them in ty he oven, I realized there was still some sap left on the cones. It is hard and dried. Will they be safe to give to Betsy or should I scrap the idea and worry about how to get the sap out of my sink before the hubby gets home from work?