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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Supplies Needed for Pinecone Fire Starters
- Pinecones – if you don’t have access to pinecones in your yard, you can buy them at most craft stores.
- Candle Wicks
- Beeswax, or other candle wax – I used what I had in my stash which was a collection of candle melts.
- Cupcake Liners
How to Make Pinecone Fire Starters
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Quick tip: You can also use essential oils instead of scented candle wax if you want.
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.
Let the wax harden overnight and these little cuties are ready for gift giving! Remember I mentioned a gift tag? Check this out:
You can download and print this sweet tag FREE:
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.
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- Large Pinecones
- Candle Wicks
- Cupcake Liners
- Muffin Tin
- Mixing Bowl
- Wick Trimmer
- Secure a candle wick to each pinecone.
- Place the metal disc that is on the wick at the bottom of the pinecone and wrap it around to the top.
- Trim off any excess wick.
- Place your choice of wax in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Melt the wax in 30-second increments, mix it well and then microwave it again.
- Line a muffin tin with cute cupcake liners.
- 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.
- Let the wax harden overnight.
- Attach a gift tag.
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