This is a simple and cheap gift idea for anyone with a fire place or outdoor fire pit.
All you need is:
Lint from your dryer
Dried herbs (I used dried orange peel & whole cloves)
Take one full sheet of news paper and on one corner add 2 pine cones. In between the pine cones add a small chunk of lint. Sprinkle on a teaspoon of the dried herbs (unless you are opting out of the herbs)
Now you are going to burrito wrap the pine cones. If you don't know how to do that... do this:
1. Fold bottom corner over pine cones and stuff.
2. Roll once so everything is just covered.
3. Fold in the left corner.
4. Roll once more.
5. Fold in the right corner.
6. Roll all the way up!
Now, to help hold everything in, take a half sheet of news paper and roll the first package up again. Twist the ends and secure with a piece of hemp.
Then, when you are ready for a fire, stack your logs and place this somewhere in between the logs. The paper and lint act as a quick light while the pine cones act as kindling. The herbs are purely for scent.
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