Monday, 3 September 2012

Fire lighters

With all the woodworking The Captain does in his spare time, he's  forever looking for a way to get rid of use all the sawdust that he gathers from him projects. He read somewhere about making fire-lighters with sawdust, candle wax and egg cartons and since we're still having cold evenings and making a fire every night to keep warm, I decided to give it a try. Glad to finally have another use for my egg cartons (besides the seed bombs I wrote about here), and of course, all the little bits of wax left over from the candles that I love to burn so much, this is what I did; 

You will need:

 a few handfuls of sawdust

 egg cartons

 leftover bits of candle

  1. Put the wax in a heat proof dish and melt it over a pan of boiling water
  2. Stir in enough sawdust to absorb the melted wax
  3. Immediately scoop the mixture into the hollows of the egg cartons and press down firmly
  4. Allow to set and ................

 ready for use

 I break them up and use two at a time...

they burn so well, and you don't have that nasty smell that one can get with store bought fire-lighters

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...