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Almost Free Fire Starters

September 8, 2015

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Almost free fire starters use a few things from your house that you normally throw away to help start bonfire easily - fun DIY to give as gifts!
As we continue to prepare for the cooler months, our excitement grows to head outdoors and enjoy the fire pit that Hubs made earlier in the year! We’ve been saving dryer lint all year to use as a fire starter, but dryer lint gets messy and flies around everywhere! So instead of dealing with loose dryer lint going willy nilly all over the yard, I decided to package individual portions up into one of my favorite things: “brown paper packages tied up with string”.

Almost Free Fire Starters

Materials:
Brown paper (you can use brown paper grocery bags or butcher/kraft paper etc)
Cotton or other natural string
Dryer lint from natural fibers
Spruce/fir sprigs (optional)

Almost free fire starters use a few things from your house that you normally throw away to help start bonfire easily - fun DIY to give as gifts!
Almost free fire starters use a few things from your house that you normally throw away to help start bonfire easily - fun DIY to give as gifts!
Cut an amply sized square of brown paper. Place the lint at one corner of the brown paper and do a combination of rolling and folding until you reach the other corner. Fold the sides overs and tie up with string. If you’re giving as a gift, tuck a fresh sprig of spruce into the string.

The weekend of my birthday it will be nice and cool-ish, but it’s a couple of weeks away and it cannot get here fast enough!

How are the temps shaping up in your neck of the woods this week?

Almost free fire starters use a few things from your house that you normally throw away to help start bonfire easily - fun DIY to give as gifts!
Almost free fire starters use a few things from your house that you normally throw away to help start bonfire easily - fun DIY to give as gifts!

  • Stella Lee@ Purfylle September 8, 2015 at 3:59 am

    I love the brown paper wrapping touch! I always think I should try this but then I never remember to separate out the natural fibres from the synthetics for drying.

  • Suzanne September 8, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Smart idea to keep the lint at bay, but they look almost too pretty to burn ; )
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne

  • Anita September 10, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    This is such an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing it. I’m Anita visiting from A Creative Princess.

  • Cat @ Pocketful of Posies September 13, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Heather,

    This is such a cute idea! I love the idea of using old dryer lint! Goodness knows we have enough of it! Thanks you for stopping by and sharing at our Dream. Create. Inspire. Link Party! I am pinning and sharing your post! I hope you’ll stop by and join us again next week!

    Cat

  • Jess September 14, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Aww! What an adorable idea! SO neat!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  • Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal September 15, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    I love these! They are perfect to store on a fire place mantel and would make fun gifts for Christmas too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Dream. Create. Inspire. Party. I’ve pinned and shared on Facebook and would love to have you join us again later tonight.

  • Nellie September 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    What a cute idea especially for those that live up north and use their fireplaces a lot………
    Such a cute lil package, I was think you could probably put candy or something else
    and roll it up the same way maybe…………….hmmm…………..now I will be thinking about
    that………lol
    Blessings, Nellie

  • Ashley September 18, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Great idea and your packaging is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. I hope you’ll join us again next week. Sharing your post on Twitter!

    • Heather October 7, 2015 at 2:36 am

      Aww! Thank you Ashley! I will!