Get your Home-Fires Burning with Homemade Beeswax Fire-Starters

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My good friend Amy over at MyHomegrown.net made some beautiful fire-starters out of beeswax, sawdust and cardboard egg containers.  She got the idea from 3191 miles apart and ever since I saw them I have been dying to make them. I got two large bags of sawdust and wood shavings from a woodworker friend (DevosDesigns.com) and I had beeswax and cardboard egg cartons lying around.

Melt the beeswax. I melted my beeswax in a mason jar on top of a steamer in a pot of boiling water. I’m not sure this is really the “right” way to do it but it works really well for me.

Melting Wax

Fill the egg carton with wood shavings or saw dust

The beginnings of fire starters
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Pour the melted wax over the sawdust filling the carton.

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Once the wax is dry tear one of the fire-starters from the carton.

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Place on your kindling, light and and enjoy your crackling fire.

Jennifer

Jennifer is a busy working mother of two who, along with her husband, has chosen to unschool her children. She currently blogs about her experience with the challenges and fun of unschooling along with her love of crafting and cooking at HarmonicMama.com.

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