Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I Am The Fire Starter!

Well, the pine cones are the real starters, but I definitely helped.

In early November I made this post, highlighting a few projects that I couldn't wait to try. The pine cone fire starters were first on my list. The apron you'll see in another post. I followed almost exactly what Mrs. Adventure did in her tutorial with the exception of changing the amount...why change a good thing, right?

Here's what I used:

12 cinnamon smelling pine cones (half off at Michael's)
Soy Wax (leftovers from several used and abused candles -also, I just eyeballed the amount needed and melted more as I went)
Wick (leftovers from my "I'm gonna make my own candles" phase)
Cupcake Pan
Cupcake Paper Liners

And we're off.

I started by prepping my wax and my paper liners. I rigged a double boiler and stirred and stirred and stirred until all the wax melted.

I forgot to take a photo of this step, but next you should take your wick and wrap it around the cone. Now the cones are ready to drop into the wax.

Then pour your wax into your muffin pan, sticking your cones in as you go.

Here they are. The house smelled amazing after I finished too. 

These are great gifts for anyone with a fireplace and took about fifteen minutes start-to-finish. High five!

<3 dani

1 comment:

  1. ooh, I love those! I bet they smelled heavenly! Thanks for sharing!


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