Have you ever needed a firestarter and didn’t have anything on hand? A few years ago I figured out a simple project that helps make our life a little warmer. I created some simple fire starter tubes for our wood burning stove that we have in our out-building. These lint firestarters are a simple project but great for reusing some things that typically get tossed in the trash.
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How to Make Lint Firestarters
You know that experiment where I have been trying to figure out how much toilet paper does a family need for a 30 day time period? Now that I have collected all these toilet paper tubes, I decided to use them to create lint firestarters.
These aren’t a beautifully packaged gift, but they are an extremely useful product to have on hand in the cold winter months. Now when my husband heads out to the building to do some work he will have a quick little firestarter to help get the wood burning in our cast iron stove.
Collect the Toilet Paper Tubes
Melt the Wax in a warmer
You can use a simple candle warmer or old pan on the stove to melt the wax.
Pour the Wax in the bottom of the tube
Stuff the tube with dryer lint
Dribble some hot wax on top
You need enough wax on the end to form a hard seal for your lintstarter.
Store in a Water-Proof Bucket
Use for your next fire
What do you use for easy firestarters? Got any great tips? I’d love to hear how you use stuff that most people throw away to create something useful.
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