Make it Monday : DIY Firestarter

Welcome to make it Monday ! And this week is all about Recycling, Re Using and Turning Trash to Treasure. Today’s project is inspired by our Cold spell we are having Now. Making Fun Firestarter’s.

Pine Cones :

  • Pinecones
  • Can to melt wax in
  • string, and Salt
  • My yard has a tons of Pine cones – so gather some large ones. Tie a strong on to them for handles for dipping in wax.
  • Melt some wax : Paraffin or you can recycle some wax you have from old candles or Crayons for colors.
  • Dip candles in wax , wait a few minutes and dip in wax again to cover your Pine cones. Then sprinkle with Salt.
  • and let dry in metal cupcake pan.
  • pressed-paper egg carton
  • 8 ounces beeswax
  • 1 cup crushed peanut shells or wood shavings
  • 12 votive candle wicks, or 2-inch cut pieces of wicking
  • 6 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • orange peel, stripped from one orange with a vegetable peeler
  • small clippings of evergreens
  • 1 T. whole cloves
  • 1 T. whole allspice berries

Melt you wax in double boiler. Pour about 1 tablespoon of liquid wax in the bottom of each egg cup. Set a candle wick in the center, and quickly add the peanut shells, pushing them into the wax.
Pour another tablespoon of liquid wax on top of the peanut shells. Push the cinnamon sticks, orange peel and evergreen clippings into the wax. Fill up the cup with the remaining wax and sprinkle on the cloves and allspice berries. Cut out and use.

Dryer Lint Fire starters

  • empty toilet rolls
  • Dryer Lint
  • Wax paper and string

Collect you dryer lint. And fill your tube. Then, I unrolled a sheet of wax paper that was about 4-5 inches wider than my tube. I wrapped the tube in the wax paper tightly and twisted the ends like a wrapped candy.

Make a bunch of these and place in a basket ! They make great housewarming gifts for Thanksgiving…. Lisa

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