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I have a confession to make: mid-January is not my finest time. The days are grey, cold, and dreary, and without the distraction of the holidays, my mood goes down the tube. My prescription? Lots of cozy evenings by the fire. I’m no girl scout and end up using way too much paper when building a fire, so when I saw this great winter party favor idea I thought, why stop at a favor? Why not make a jar of full-sized fire starters to fuel my own flames?

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One or two of these pinecones will leave you with a roaring fire of your own in no time. Don’t have a fireplace to call your own? They are also handy on camping trips!

Pinecone Fire Starters

How are you staying warm this winter?


DIY, HGTV Crafternoon

16 Responses

  1. bird says:

    LOVE this!! Would be fun also as Christmas Gift!

  2. Lili@HGTV says:

    This is making me pine for a fireplace. (Sorry for the terrible pun.)

    • Briana@HGTV says:

      Ha! I love your terrible puns. This also makes me wish I had a fireplace. (And hear Prodigy in my head. Am I the only one?)

  3. Lydia says:

    Great craft idea. I'll be making these.

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  6. chr1551 says:

    I totaly agree , what a great idea. I am still trying to master the art of the draft. I am ready to try. I love the idea. thanx

  7. lynvey says:

    I like this very much, but she did not tell us how to remove the wax from the pan.

  8. karen says:

    put the pan in the freezer and leave for about an hour, take out and was will pop right out.

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  10. vicki carol says:

    Thanks to all the people who replied to my question on how to get the wax off my pot. You are all so smart.

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