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How to Make Pinecone Fire Starters with Free Printable Gift Tag

This easy craft tutorial will show you how to make your own pinecone fire starters with a free printable gift tag – perfect for gift-giving!

Have you ever tried to start a fire in the fireplace and just couldn’t get it going? It can be so frustrating. Well, I have the perfect solution for you – pinecone fire starters!

They are easy to make and work like a charm. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make them. So, read on for all the details. You’ll be glad you did!

Plus, there is an adorable gift tag you can print out to attach to the fire starter perfect for Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, or birthdays.

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3 pine cone fire starters flat lay

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Supplies Needed for Pinecone Fire Starters 

supplies for pinecone fire starters

How to Make Pinecone Fire Starters

Step 1.

Start by securing a candle wick to each pinecone. You can wrap the wick in the crevices of the pinecone so it is nice and secure.

adding candle wicks to pinecones

It’s best to begin by placing the metal disc that is on the wick at the bottom of the pinecone and wrapping it around to the top. Trim off any excess wick. You only want it to be an inch or two.

Step 2.

Place your choice of wax in a microwave-safe bowl.  I’ve used candle melts and beeswax I use a bowl from the dollar store.

melting wax for firestarters

Step 3.

It’s best to melt the wax in 30-second increments, mix it well and then microwave it again. You will probably need to heat the wax for about 2 minutes total depending on how much wax you use.

 

melted wax for fire starters

Step 4.

Line a muffin tin with cute cupcake liners. This makes it so easy to clean up and the pinecones fit perfectly in the liners. The wax gives a beautiful scent when added to a fire.

melted wax in muffin tin for fire starters

Quick tip: You can also use essential oils instead of scented candle wax if you want.

3 pine cone fire starters

Step 5.

Pour the melted wax into each liner. Only fill it up about 1/4 of the way full. Place a pinecone strung with a candlewick into each liner.

Pine cone fire starters on faux fur rug

Let the wax harden overnight and these little cuties are ready for gift giving! Remember I mentioned a gift tag?  Check this out: 

printable fire starter gift tag

You can download and print this sweet tag FREE:

you set my heart on fire free printable gift tag

Isn’t it so fun? Just right-click on the photo and save it to your computer. If you don’t have a printer at home, you can print it at the library or Staples. 

Attach it with a pretty ribbon. Then enjoy a warm and cozy fire with your sweetheart using your homemade pinecone fire starters.

pinecone fire starters pin

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3 pine cone fire starters
Yield: Six Fire Starters

How to Make Pinecone Fire Starters with Free Printable Gift Tag

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5-$10

Learn how to make pinecone fire starters that give a fragrant scent when used in your fireplace. Add the FREE printable gift tag perfect for your sweetheart!

Materials

  • Large Pinecones
  • Candle Wicks
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Muffin Tin
  • Beeswax
  • Mixing Bowl

Tools

  • Wick Trimmer

Instructions

    1. Secure a candle wick to each pinecone.
    2. Place the metal disc that is on the wick at the bottom of the pinecone and wrap it around to the top.
    3. Trim off any excess wick.
    4. Place your choice of wax in a microwave-safe bowl.
    5. Melt the wax in 30-second increments, mix it well and then microwave it again.
    6. Line a muffin tin with cute cupcake liners.
    7. Pour the melted wax into each liner. Only fill it up about 1/4 of the way full.
    8. Place a pinecone strung with a candlewick into each liner.
    9. Let the wax harden overnight.
    10. Attach a gift tag.

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Kelly

Saturday 19th of February 2022

I love these. The printable is great too!

Kelly Radcliff

Tuesday 15th of February 2022

Ok these are just awesome and so is the printable!! Love this idea!

Lora Bloomquist

Monday 14th of February 2022

Great DIY gift idea! Pinned.

Kristi

Monday 14th of February 2022

Super clever, Michelle! I've always wanted to make these! xoxo, kristi

Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod

Sunday 13th of February 2022

Michelle - this is so creative! We love fire starters and have never seen this method! Thanks so much for sharing!

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