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{October 25, 2012}   Basics: Do it Yourself- Homemade Fire Starters

Here’s an easy way to recycle: dryer lint, old candles and paper egg cartons. Make them into homemade fire starters.

1. Fill the egg cartons with lint from your dryer.

Egg carton with dryer lint

2. Using a wide mouth mason jar and boiling water, melt the wax from old candles.

Use a double boiler method to melt wax

3. Pour melted wax over the lint and let set.

Wax meet Lint

4. Tear off one or two cups and light the paper to start your fire.

 

Just in time for fall/winter. AKA Fireplace season 🙂

Finished Fire Starters

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