Scented Waxed Pine Cone Fire Starters

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • pinecones
  • candle paraffin wax or paraffin wax
  • candle food coloring (or old candle stubs_ Essential oil (optional)
  • wax-coated string, for wicks
  • wax paper
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DIRECTIONS

  • Melt wax in top of double boiler over boiling water or melt the wax in a coffee can in a pot of boiling water on the stove.
  • Make sure that there is enough candle wax or paraffin so that pine cones may be dipped.
  • Use extreme caution as paraffin is extremely flammable.
  • After wax has melted, stir in the candle coloring (or old candle stubs) and essential oil.
  • Lower the heat.
  • Thread a wick through the petals of the pine cone, letting about one inch hang over the tip of the pine cone.
  • Using the tongs, dip the pinecone into the wax.
  • Hold over the pot for a couple seconds to let the wax harden slightly.
  • Re-dip the pine cone into the melted wax.
  • Re-dip as needed until the pine cone is well-coated.
  • Set on wax paper to harden completely.
  • To light a fire, put a pine cone fire starter between the logs and light the wick.
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