Get that fire going
with some homemade fire starters! At Christmas time I bought my husband and I a new fire pit. We had thought about making it or getting a chiminea but then while shopping around we found a really nice one that we thought would meet our needs. It’s perfect for these colder nights when you can just go out into the backyard and relax under the trees with a warm fire going. That’s if it’s not too frigid or drizzly out.
There are different ingredients you can use but I opted for the ones I readily had on hand already. Wax, check.
Cardboard egg carton, check.
Then sawdust, check! That’s all you really need.
I lined my surface with newspaper, filled the egg carton spaces with ample amounts of sawdust.
Melted the wax I had on hand…
poured over the individual areas and allowed to dry completely.
Once cooled, I tore each individual cup off and placed them in a storage bag til ready to use. Now when we are needing to get the fire pit started, we just toss one of these cups in there. Along with making it easier to get it going, you have a nice smelling fire going as well. These are super easy to make and so much cheaper than buying actual firestarters!!!
Reuse, re-purpose, recycle–love it!
One of my favorite things to help with this great earth is to do just that. We should all be a little more conscientious of that.
But next go around, I’m tossing in some fresh lavender and rosemary before the wax is poured. Now we’re set for those cooler Texas nights~