DIY Aromatic Fire Starters

Now that winter is approaching, people everywhere are cleaning out those fireplaces, ready for toast fires on cold nights. This project turns tree trimmings and household scraps into pretty, effective and delicious smelling fire starters, perfect for a hostess or winter housewarming gift and great as a weekend, keep the kids busy project. Roll up a pile and stow the attractive packets by your stove and get ready for winter.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: less than a minute each

Things you’ll need:
Pine tree trimmings
Cinnamon sticks
Jute twine

Things to do:
1. Fold the newspaper in half and place a few sprigs of pine trimmings, a pinecone and a cinnamon stick in the center.

2. Roll the bundle up and twist the tube a little on either side of the lump created by the fillings.

3. Tie closed at each side with a little twine.

You may also like