DIY Holiday Fire Starters

A fire completes a picturesque holiday scene, adding ambiance to your home for any special occasion. These quaint fire starters serve as a great, functional decoration during the winter months. You’ll love the way the smell of cinnamon fills the air when you use one of these starters to fill your house with warmth. Make a few and pile them next to your fireplace so you’ll always have one on hand.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: Under 5 Minutes
Age range: Ages 5 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Cinnamon sticks
Jute twine

Things to do:
1. Place two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. In the center of the newspaper sheets, place a large pinecone. If you have smaller pinecones, use three or four.

2. Place a cinnamon stick alongside the pinecone.
3. Gather the ends of the newspaper and twist them up, as if you were wrapping a present.

4. Secure the ends of the newspaper by tying a knot with twine.

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