A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was create
I have always loved homemade gifts. There’s something special about someone taking the time to hand make a gift for another. The thought seems to mean a little more than going out and purchasing an item that’s already made and you get to put your flair on it. With the holidays, the budget gets pretty tight and if you have several to buy for, it might be difficult to do so for everyone on your list. This is why I LOVE this simple, easy, and inexpensive gift that is perfect for the cozy holiday season. You can make multiple versions and package it in a variety of ways while using several supplies you already have or can find outside. These are also excellent housewarming gifts or for your camping enthusiasts.
I love gifts that serve a purpose and are functional – this one checks all of the boxes and would be so cute paired with a set of matches. Winter is upon us which means chilly temperatures and fireplaces getting put to use. I love warming up by the fire and these handmade starters are the perfect to have in a mason jar or basket near the mantel. These simple starters will put your recipients in the mood to cozy up next to the crackle and pop of a warm glow.
Why you’ll love this handmade gift:
You’ll only need a few items to make these starters. I’ll also add a list of additional elements you may source below.
Supplies you’ll need:
Other Natural elements you can source:
There are a couple of ways you can make these. You can melt old candles down if you are wanting to use up something you already have or you can use beeswax that I listed above, which is what I prefer.
These are super simple to do, here are the steps:
I put all of ours in a cute basket by the fireplace. If you are gifting, you could package these in a cute mason jar or wrapped up in cellophane along with a book of matches and a gift tag.
To use, I place the starter in the bottom of the fireplace. When stacking logs around the starter, make sure there is room for airflow. Light the wick and allow it to do the work. These will typically last about 5-10 mins, depending on how many materials you’ve used and how big they are.
That’s it! These are so easy to throw together for an adorable, thoughtful gift. I hope you have fun with them. Merry Christmas from our ranch to you!
I also want to add that I had the privilege to be a part of this year’s Hillside Market Handmade Gift Magazine! Over 20 articles full of fun ideas like this one that you can make for others during the holidays.
This available starting today thru December 13th. You can use my link by clicking here to get the physical copy that also comes instantly in digital format! If you’d prefer the digital only, click here.
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