Thursday, October 23, 2014

'Fire Starters' or 'Nailed It'

I have long admired these little genius fire starters
No denying how pretty and handy they will be, Especially since the weather is turning and our furnace is NOT WORKING AGAIN...
I think you will agree that I NAILED THIS ONE TOO!!
Thank You Pinterest for all the inspiration and how to's
Disclaimer- I did NOT do the beautiful samples. Click on the photos to follow the link to the real entrepreneur's of fire starting with fashion.
First I gathered together all the dry coffee filters {they go up like roman candles} and various nut shells, bits of birch bark, wood chips coffee and tea grounds etc.
Melted the ugliest old candle in a pot...on a very dirty stove, by the looks of things. But, alas I am being real. I do not have a maid, and do fail at times to get the last mess cleaned up before making a new one.
Pour the hot wax onto the carefully arranged filter pile.

I figure one tablespoon should be enough. I let them sit for a minute before scrunching them up to hold a shape. I think we will all know what I mean when I shout 'NAILED IT'...


Joanne said...

of course you nailed it! I'd expect no less... just wish I had a fireplace to try one out

Becca Cruger said...

What a cool project! I bet they smelled really good when you burned them, too. :)
Thank you so much for leaving your sweet and supportive comment on my blog. I'm overwhelmed by the kindness of others.

Jessi Fogan said...

Pam, these are GENIUS! And my god how I admire the real-life photo - PEOPLE LIVE HERE, it doesn't look like a magazine. I can just imagine the lovely homey smell when you burn these :)