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Why pay upwards of $2.50 per fireplace starter in the store? I'll show you how to make your own in just a few simple steps, for next to nothing.
You will need wax. I use these boxes of drippings from an old job making candles. You can use candle stubs, old crayons, etc.
You will also need: newspaper or craft paper, lots of dryer lint ( paper towels, saw dust, shredded paper, etc can also be used, or a combination of a...
Step one is to melt your wax. I have a crock pot that is set aside for wax only. DO NOT use anything you will be putting food in later. You can never ...
Next put 2 layers of newspaper into your mold, and stuff it with lint. Stuff it good and tight. You will be amazed how much lint can be compressed int...
Saturate the lint with wax. after you have poured the wax onto all of them, start over. The lint soaks up a lot of wax so go over them again. It takes...
Let them set up for about 15 minutes.
After about 15 minutes, fold the newspaper over top. Don't worry if it doesn't stay down all the way.
I do mine four at a time in an eight mold tin, I find it's easier to pour that way. As the ones you just did are setting up, you can stuff the next fo...
Repeat all the steps for the next four.
After they are completely hard, pop them out of the mold. I sometimes have to pry them out with a knife
Now wrap another piece of newspaper around each one and you are ready to go. Mine burn for about 30-45 minutes. Plenty of time to get the logs going i...
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