Five Frugal Ways To Make Fire Starters
Frugal Way #1
This by far is the easiest way to make a simple fire starter in my opinion. Do you know those cotton makeup pads that the ladies use. You can buy a bag of these at the Dollar Store for about a $1.00, and you should be able to make more than enough. All you do is take these makeup disc and dip them into some candle wax. Leave a small portion of the pad uncovered for easy fire starting.
Frugal Way #2
Do you have extra cardboard laying around ? I think we all do. Take a cardboard box or whatever cardboard you have and cut it into 1' x 3' strips. Dip them in wax, and let them dry. The cardboard strips make for easy storage.
Frugal Way #3
Make a twisted newspaper fire starter. Tightly roll a sheet of newspaper, bend it in half, twist the ends together, and fasten together with twine.
Frugal Way #4
Take a paper egg carton and fill the inserts with dryer lint or shredded paper. pour over hot wax and let dry. You now have a dozen fire starters made from material you already have around the house.
Frugal Way #5
Take a toilet paper roll, and stuff it with shredded paper or dryer lint. cover it in wax paper and twist the ends tight. Use the wax paper as a wick, and there again you have an easy fire starter made out of household supplies.