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Friday, September 4, 2009

Reader Suggestion Friday - Egg Carton Fire Starters

Robin was kind enough to send in her directions on using egg cartons, old candles and dryer lint for making Fire Starters. I like the tear away aspect of these instructions.

"I save the cardboard egg cartons, fill with dryer lint (or wood shavings or small pinecones) then pour in melted wax (from old candles) until is full or starts to soak through the outside. Let harden. To use just tear off one or two cups place in the center of your kindling cover with some paper and wood and carefully light one corner of the cup. It will hold the flame long enough for the wood to catch fire. These can easily be stored up and a bunch made at a time. I have several friends that give me the lint, the containers and wax in exchange for the finished starters.


Anonymous said...

I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger award.

Anonymous said...

I remember making with my girl scout troop when I was a little girl. We were so excited when we went camping and got to use the firestarters that we had made ourselves! (we used wood shavings and shredded paper to fill the cups)

Sewing-Chick said...

I do these too :) There's the added bonus of smelling good if you use scented candles! I also dip large pinecones in old candle wax to use as fire starters, but that's a little trickier.