November is an ideal month for lighting a fire in your fireplace. A crackling fire adds a cozy ambiance to a dinner party, and it's also a perfect way to kick back and enjoy a romantic evening with your honey. Nobody likes to fuss with getting a fire started, though, especially when you're entertaining guests.
To find out how to make your own firestarter from recycled materials,
What You'll Need
- paper egg carton
- dryer lint
- candle wax
To make your own firestarter, cut a paper egg carton in half. Then, stuff dryer lint into each egg area of the carton. Light a candle and melt the wax over the dryer lint to keep it in place. After the wax has cooled, store the firestarters in a plastic bag to keep them clean. These are also great for starting campfires while backpacking.