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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Scented Wax-Coated Pine Cone Firestarter

This is an easy craft and wonderful gift idea I came up with after going up to my attic and finding lots of melted candles! Just a tip: Never store candles in a place that will have excessive heat, because they will melt! Go figure, haha! :) I just couldn't throw all of those candles away, so I had to come up with something cute and practical to do with all these melted candles I had! Then came the pine cone idea. These actually have proven to work wonderfully as firestarter. They make wonderful gifts if you have a friend with a fireplace or wood-burning stove!

  • Gather up (or purchase) lots of pine cones
  • wax paper.
  • Scented Candles
  • Large Boiler
   Now for the fun part! Just melt your candles your boiler over low heat. Be sure to remove any decorative accents that the candles may have.

Dip your pine cones, using tongs, into the melted wax and place on wax paper to dry.

As each coat dries, re-dip until you have the desired amount of wax covering your pine cones. I dipped mine 5 or 6 times.

  Before they are dry, you can sprinkle with glitter if you want. This is really pretty, especially if you will be giving them as gifts. Now wasn't easy?! :)


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