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12.27.2009

handmade gifts: part 2

::fire starter kits









 


 


This was one of my favorite gifts this year. One day, while on a family bike ride, I noticed a custom cabinet shop with a giant bin outside full of scrap wood labeled FREE! Right then and there it came to me - we need to make fire starter kits!  So, my husband returned later that afternoon and gathered a bunch of wood and cut it to size. The fabric carrier was made from thrifted fabric, and using wax and sawdust we created the actual "fire starters"  - WOW, they work well (my father-in-law called up and ordered 100 more!)




This kit is perfect for camping - which we LOVE to do (and so do many of our friends and family).






10 comments:

  1. Stephanie and CarlosDecember 27, 2009 at 4:42 PM

    Ok I havent even started looking through your blog but we are moving in 2 wks ( I should really start packing) and our new house has a fire place... SO you have done me a massive favour and inspired me no end and I am only one post into your blog... HAHA. xo Steph

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  2. The fire starters are very easy to make, I simply melted wax and poured it over the sawdust.

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  3. CLEVER idea. Okay, Im sounding like a broken record here with my comments. Youre just stinking brilliant, thats all.

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  4. Okay, I addicted to your site now - I gotta go find more new ideas!

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  5. Such a great idea! Would love a tutorial on how to make the sack!-AmyCrafting by candlelight

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  6. Beth- the mama beeMay 19, 2010 at 5:25 PM

    Id love to see in more detail how the starter is made (wax and saw dust)

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  7. I'm with Dana. You are brilliant! I love you ideas and style. You go girl!

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  8. LOVE this idea! Perfect for the cold winter months ahead:)

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  9. Wonderful! I would love to know how you made the bars of fire starter look so nice. Soap mold? Do share unless you go professional with this. Thanks for the idea!

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  10. Thanks Fiberwhimstress! I did use a soap mold, and it worked great. But I soon realized that this size was just too big. So, I found some smaller molds on Etsy that are about 1" x 3 5/8" x 1/2" and they are the perfect size.

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