Kim and I had been discussing doing some sort of posts for Earth Day. I looked online and found a bunch of projects I thought would be a good idea.
Today (Friday) it crossed my mind, finally, to actually double check the date of Earth Day and low and behold, it was tomorrow (today). Apparently I am living in quite the bubble right now! I had a holy crap-a-doodle moment and figured I had better get my behind in gear if I wanted to post anything!!!
This is the first of the 2 Earth Day projects I thought to tackle, last minute of course! This project is for Recycled Homemade Fire Starters.
UPDATE: I had Chris try these in the wood stove in the shop. He said they work in theory but that I should maybe not jam as much lint into the TP rolls and maybe not wind the wax paper so tight. But they do work!
This project is a Recycling project, I found on Pinterest at http://www.sadieseasongoods.com/come-on-baby-start-my-fire/ , using things we all have in our homes…. toilet tissue rolls, dryer lint and waxed paper. I know, stuff we would normally throw out or recycle, so I thought what is the harm in trying it!
Chris, my husband, will be “Testing” them tomorrow morning in the wood stove in the shop! I will update you on how well they work after that!
Here are the supplies I used. As hard as I tried, there is just no way to “pretty” up dryer lint, toilet tissue rolls and waxed paper. I tried to think of a way to add sparkles but wasn’t sure Chris would appreciate that lol!
This is a very EASY and QUICK project. You literally just jam your dryer lint into the toilet tissue rolls and then wrap those suckers in the waxed paper. I think it took me all of about 10 minutes but hopefully it will be worth that HUGE effort when Chris tries them in the shop. If they work well, I will make a bunch of them for him for next winter! (And maybe figure out a way to add some sparkles, much to his chagrin lol!)
I wrote on them with a Sharpie just to give it a tiny bit of colour at least!
(I thought I would also add my pretty little Wedgewood lighter I showed you all in My Online Auction Addiction in it, again, to try to pretty up the picture a little)