If you know someone who loves to camp or has a wood burning fire place.....these little pine-cone fire starters are the best.
At the cabin we have over 200 pine trees....so there is an endless supply of pine cones....might as well make good use of them.
Just melt wax- which could be
- spent candles (I scrap out old candles into a bucket and use as needed)
- bees wax
- parafin wax
I used an old metal bucket set inside another pot half filled with boiling water....simmer and melt your wax.
Wrap a cord around your pine cone.
Then it's just dip, dip, dip. (usually 3 times spaced a few minutes apart) I also like to hold a just dipped pine cone over the ones that are firming...just gives the pine cone a little more character.
They also look so cute in a basket, ready to use, or give as a gift. Merry Pine cone Christmas.
Putting the pine cone in a cupcake liner right from the wax bath...makes clean up easier ....plus they look cute.
This was a pinterest find....(smile) If you do these....put down wax paper everywhere....unless you like cleaning up dried wax.
Happy Day...I plan to use these at the cabin.