With cold weather upon us, there is nothing better than warming up by a fire. At times it can get a little frustrating if you can’t get that fire going so here are steps you can take to make some very effective fire starters from house hold supplies.
What you’ll need:
- Egg carton
- Saw dust
- Dryer lint
- Wax candles
- Old pan
Step 1. Fill the bottom of the egg carton with the saw dust. This can also include broken up paper shavings, sticks, twigs, wood chips, etc. Consider going to your local hardware store and asking for their sawdust.
Step 2. Gather your dryer lint and place it over the top of all the sawdust. Your home dryer will be caked full of dryer lint which will be the best place to gather this supply.
Step 3. Melt your candles in an old pan (I bought mine from the dollar store), CAREFULLY pour it over the dryer lint. You may need to use multiple candles depending how much wax your candle produces.
Step 4. Let the wax dry. Once dried, each egg compartment will break off into individual sized fire starters.
These fire starters are not only great for your indoor, wood-burning fireplace but also great for starting bonfires and charcoal grills. Of note, please be careful as you are creating these, and use them responsibly.