Frugal Fire Starter
Starting a fire is really hard, well at least for me it is and I don’t like the idea of using lighter fluid. These fire starters are a great use for things you would normally just throw away or recycle and you only need 2 ingredients. Toilet paper or paper towel rolls and lint. Lint is a great fire started since it is a big reason for dryer fires and why it is soooo important to clean out your lint catcher after every use (my dad is a fireman I heard this a lot). I have also seen this done with cardboard egg cartons, lint, and a little bit melted wax poured over. There a great tutorial for this recipe here. Honestly I like to do the easies thing possible! So here it is!
Frugal Fire Starter
1 paper towel or toilet paper roll
Directions: stuff the lint into the cardboard tube. All done!
To use: place underneath longs in fireplace or fire pit. Carefully light fire starter at cardboard . Always be very careful when working with fire!
This was part of the Homestead Barn Hop, the Morris Tribe, Sew Chatty, Sew Can Do, Craft-O- Maniac, Homemaker on a Dime, Frugally Sustainable, Thrifty Decorating, String Town Home
What a great idea! I will have to keep this in mind for the winter when we get a wood stove 🙂
A wood stove how exciting! I want one but have to wait until we buy a house!
These would be great to take with camping! I will have to try this out this summer.
I have heard a similar idea to this and was excited to try it, but my husband was afraid of build-up in the chimney of our woodstove. Does your fireman Dad approve(what a great person to have in the family!)?
My dad isn’t big on having fires. I havn’t asked him about it. It works for me though! Im not sure if it would have a build up. I wish I could be more help! Thanks for coming by!
What a great idea…I will definitely use this one!
Thanks for sharing
Thanks Natalie glad you came by!
I just made bunch of these for our camping trips this summer!
What a fantastic idea! We used to make kindling out of newspaper. This looks a little less time consuming.:)
And a great way to use things you would normally just throw away!
Came across your link on CraftOManiac’s linky party… Great idea! Would love for you to share with my readers at my linky party… stringtownhome.blogspot.com…. Very creative!!!
Have a great week!
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Thanks for following Heather! I just linked up!
What an awesome Idea!
Great idea. Easy and the grand kids can help me make them. I am hosting my 3rd blog hop and would love you to link up.Have a wonderful day. Diane @ MamalDiane.com
That would be a fun project for kids! Just linked up!
Love this idea! We own a BBQ catering business and will have to have my husband try this. Thanks
That is really cool! I hope it works for you!
These are great but can get a bit stinky if you have dogs (or a husband, lol) that shed, and thus tend to end up with dog or lots of human hair in the lint! I make fire starters with the egg cartons, torn up bits of the carton lid and newspaper, and wax. Works great, burns a bit longer to get a fire going, and no stinky!
I never thought of that when I use it I don’t seem to have a problem and I have a very hairy doggy (she’s a husky). I like your way of doing it too and have seem similar ones! Thanks for sharing