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Essentials Video: Festive Fire Starter DIY

Now that December is finally here, it’s time to snuggle up in front of the fireplace with your favorite Christmas movie and a hot cup of tea. Although a crackling fire isn’t lacking in the festive cheer, this simple and unique DIY is a fantastic way to infuse your home with the warm, comforting aroma of Holiday Season or Spiced Cider Holiday Blend. Whip up this Festive Fire Starter for a great addition to your cozy fire.

Essentials Video: Festive Fire Starter DIY

Festive Fire Starter — not KidSafe

What you’ll need:

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What you’ll do:

  1. Place cupcake liners into a muffin tin.
  2. Place cinnamon sticks, pine cones, etc into the cupcake liners.
  3. Put one wick in each liner and allow the excess wick to hang over the cupcake liner edge.
  4. Melt beeswax using a double boiler.
  5. Remove from heat, add spiced apple cider holiday blend.
  6. Carefully pour mixture into liners, coating all contents in a cupcake liner.
  7. Allow to fully cool completely before removing from muffin tin.
  8. Add to your fireplace for a burst of holiday aroma!

34 thoughts on “Essentials Video: Festive Fire Starter DIY”

  • I’d love to make this for my father-in-law, but it would need to be kid-safe… what (if any) holiday oils would you reccomend using to make it kid-safe but still have that holiday aroma?

    1. I think Holly Berries would be a great alternative to Holiday Season! Or you could try something woodsy like Christmas Tree.

  • This is a fantastic idea and i have made these a few times all ready this year, easy to help start fire and love the little extra spell it gives to the house. Thank you so much PT for sharing this with us. I will be saving this one to use every time we start using our fireplace each year.

  • I’ll be making these this weekend. I wish I would have seen this before Christmas but better late than never.

  • I love this idea…and think they are decorative as well as useful; but was wondering, could I use this idea and make them in gas jar to place in the fireplace and light them as if they were candles?

    1. Rachel, it may make a bit of a mess as the wax melts and the pieces of pine cones and cinnamon sticks come unstuck. If this is a concern, try placing the fire starter in an area inside your fireplace that can make cleanup easier, such as intentionally on a log to melt over 🙂

  • What a fantastic idea! I never would have thought of using my oils for this! I love it! Definitely going to try this over the winter 🙂
    Thanks for the wonderful idea.

  • Such a WONDERFUL idea!! Will try this when I visit the in-laws this week. We live in a tropical area, but my in-laws have a fireplace up in the cool mountains of Baguio, Philippines. Excited to introduce fresh holiday scents into their home for a change!

  • This is SUCH a fun recipe and idea!!! I’m curious if this is kid-safe, and if its not, if it is safe to use when children are in the home?

  • Does anyone know if I could sub soy wax for the beeswax? I have both. However, since these will burn outside and my beeswax is more precious I’d rather use up the soy wax if they’ll burn about the same.

  • We don’t have a fireplace, but these would be perfect in our fire pit! My kids will love collecting the pine cones to add too them as well. Can’t wait to try these soon!

  • I want to do this just for decoration seeing as how I don’t have a fireplace. Love the idea and how it looks!

  • So here is a real silly question, do you light the wick and burn as a candle??? Or is this for decoration purposes?

    1. Danielle, this fire starter is pretty nifty because you can really do whatever you want with it. A lot of people like just tossing this into their fireplace and enjoying the aroma as it melts 🙂

  • Love this idea. I’m going to make some for our daughter, who lives up north, and some for our fire pit here in Florida. Great homemade gift.

  • We don’t burn in our fireplace but we do put votives with candles on the logs and enjoy the flickering light. These will be PERFECT!!, I think I’ll use reusable clear glass to make these and then we’ll have the amazing scent! I can’t wait but now I need bees wax..gotta go order! Thanks!

  • Oh my gosh! I wish I had this recipe when I lived in the North and had a fireplace but I’m totally going to make these! These sound amazing, so creative 😀

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