These are wax dipped cinnamon scented DIY Pinecone Firestarters.
I gave these as gifts to friends and family who had fireplaces – and they were a big hit. But packaging is key.
- I bought cheap medium sized galvanized buckets at the hardware store for $5 (online look at Sears, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, and Amazon).
- I sewed the cheapest burlap I could find into bags (you could glue gun it or use a large tapestry needle and yarn to roughly sew up the sides).
- I cut slits into the top of the burlap bags and strung a ribbon through them to make it a colorful drawstring bag.
- Most importantly, I did not skimp on the amount of pinecones I put in the bags (luckily I live where I can find pinecones covering the ground).