Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Crafty ideas I like

This idea was posted on FB by Better Gnomes and Gardens.

Herbal Fire Starter

Pinecones and dried herbs such as rosemary, sage leaves, and cinnamon sticks make fragrant kindling for a winter fire -- and, unlike composite firelogs and lighter fluid, don't rely on chemicals to ignite the flame. 
1. Bundle dried herbs and small pinecones in a sheet of newspaper and secure the ends with raffia or cotton twine. 
2. As you pile up logs for your fire, nestle the herb bundle underneath, with paper ends sticking out. 
3. To start the fire, light the newspaper ends. As the paper burns up, the herbs inside will ignite and incinerate, giving the logs a chance to catch fire. 
Cost: less than $10 to make.


  1. This is such a great idea! And it would be awesome for neighbor gifts, if you live somewhere where people have lots of fireplaces & woodstoves. (Where I'm moving is like that.)

    So cool.

    1. I know! Recycling meets smelling good! I love it.


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