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How to Make Lint Fire Starters


Forget about paying for fire starters. You can make all the fire starters you need for free.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 15 minutes or less

Here's How:

  1. Fill each cup of the egg carton with dryer lint.
  2. Melt the wax in a double boiler.
  3. Pour the wax overtop of the lint.
  4. Allow the wax to cool and harden. Then, cut the egg carton up to create 12 fire starters.
  5. To use: simply place the fire starter in your fireplace (or firepit) with your kindling and light.


  1. Be sure to cover your work surface, before you start.
  2. You can use saw dust in place of the dryer lint, or broken crayons in place of the candle wax.
  3. Fire starters make great gifts. Make a bunch, and you'll be all set for Christmas.

What You Need

  • Dryer lint
  • Cardboard egg cartons
  • candle wax (old candles work great)
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