This isn’t very interesting, but it is kinda crafty and very useful. I have a little cabin up in the mountains and I make fire starters to get a quick fire going in my woodstove which is my main heat source. The faster I light the fire, the faster I warm up.
I save our egg cartons, dryer lint and old candle stubs for these and they’re perfect for this “second job”, I only have to make these once a year or so. Each one lasts for about 4 minutes, that’s generally enough time for the kindling to catch.
Yesterday i made 132 of them, my biggest batch.
I tear up the tops of the egg cartons and put a bit of this at the bottom of each little section, it helps to keep the wax from seeping out the bottom of the cartons, making less of a mess, it also gives each fire starter a little more omph and burn time.
On top of the cardboard pieces goes a big pinch of dryer lint, then I spoon on the wax.
Viola! Enough to last until next winter! Each one is easily torn off as needed. I love making something useful from practically nothin!
Also chopped up a big basket of kindling yesterday.
I feel warmer already.