Happy 1st Birthday Blog – Sawdust Dixie Cup Fire Starters

sawdust dixie cup fire starters

It’s been a year since I started the Brown Paper Bag Lunch Box Blog! Instead of lighting candles on a celebratory cake I melted candles and poured the wax over sawdust in Dixie Cups.

Why melt perfectly good candles? – Well, these candles were found partially used and discarded in an inconspicuous area under a bridge. The wicks were lost in the wax and there was no easy way to make the candle useful again.

Why pour perfectly good wax over perfectly good sawdust? To make fire starters! When I’m ready to fire up the chiminea or start a campfire all that is needed is a match to light the paper cup. The burning cup melts the wax and catches the sawdust ablaze. The wax starts to burn and melt all over the wood causing the wood to catch on fire. It’s really a treat to watch.

Dear person under bridge, leave me more candles.

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