Create With Me~ Pinecone Fire Starters

Today is another Create With Me Challenge day!

Create With Me challenges are hosted by Lindi from Love Create Celebrate and Samantha from Little Bits of Home.  At the beginning of each month, we will ask YOU to vote on a material to create something from. Then, at the end of the month, we will share our project using that material and host a link party for you to showcase your own projects using the material! How fun is that?!

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You can catch up on the previous two months challenge posts here and here.  This month you chose pinecones!  I love working with items from nature.  They are cheap and readily available!  Can't beat that.  We have a wood burning fireplace and one of our favorite things to do in the winter is making a fire in our fireplace.  It's such a warm and cozy feeling and I just love the crackling sounds the wood makes.  We have a wood pile, but with the outdoor elements, our wood is often damp, so we use fire starter logs to get it going.  I had seen this idea of making pinecones into starters, so I thought I'd give it a try.  As it turns out, it is really easy to do and they turned out so cute that I may just give them as gifts!

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Supplies:

Pinecones

Wax flakes

Wicking

Color Wax blocks or a Crayon

Essential oil (optional)

Instructions:

1.Start with dry pinecones and attach wicking.  I made a loop and tucked the ends into the pinecone securely with a pair of scissors.

2. Heat wax flakes, color block or crayon, and 10-20 drops of essential oil in a boiler pot.

3. Holding the pinecone by the wick, dip it in the wax, making sure to cover all sides and let excess wax drain off.

4. Place on a wax paper-lined baking sheet and let dry for 15 minutes.

5. Continue to dip and let dry 3-4 more times until pinecone is sufficiently coated.

6. Tie on a ribbon and small tag to make into a cute gift for a neighbor or friend.

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  2. Hil says:

    These are adorable. I would totally make these for someone sometime. Perfect for those with fireplaces or firepits.

    Thanks for sharing at Bloggers Spotlight!

  3. Theresa Huse says:

    Lovely DIY! I miss my real fireplace. I have a real hearth but, electric log πŸ™ lol Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & Shared. Happy Holidays!

  4. Angie Rose says:

    Hi Amy! These are super cute πŸ™‚ I would love to make some of these for my parents since they have a wood burning fireplace. I adore homemade gifts! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It.

  5. Sue says:

    These look great and I appreciated your detailed instructions as I’m not really a DIY person. Thanks for sharing with us at Over the Moon link up.

  6. Rhonda says:

    These are so pretty. I have allergies, so a wood burning fireplace is not in the picture for me. Mine is electric. Great gift idea though.

  7. Samantha says:

    This is such a cool idea and they turned out so cute! Awesome gift idea!

  8. I’ve always wanted to try these & they make such a great gift! Love them!

  9. Sarah says:

    So cute! I wish we had a wood-burning fireplace! I almost would feel bad using them in a fire πŸ™‚

  10. I’m so jealous that you have a wood burning fireplace! The previous owners of our home had ours converted to gas but we talk all the time about converting it back. These are so, so adorable and would be great for outdoor firepit lovers as well!

  11. Emily says:

    These are so cool, Amy! I wish we had a wood-burning fireplace; ours is gas, but I grew up with a wood-burning one and loved helping my dad make fires. I was always given the task of crumpling up sheets of newspaper to use as starter πŸ™‚

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