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Pine Cone Fireplace Starters

Fall hostess gifts should be unique and useful. Make up a batch of pinecone fireplace starters and fill a basket with the gift that really makes use of your heat gun.

TIME START TO FINISH: 20 MINUTES

You Will Need:

Tip: Scent the pine cones first with cinnamon essential oil.

Step 1:

Assemble wire rack, dried pine cones, crayons and heat gun. Spread pine cones over rack.

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Step 2:

Cut up old crayons in autumn colors in medium sized chips.

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Step 3:

Set heat gun to 500 degrees.

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Step 4:

Sprinkle crayons over pine cones.

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Step 5:

Pass heat gun over pine cones until crayons melt and create a colorful, textured pattern.

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Step 6:

Let crayon pine cones dry and harden.

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Step 7:

Place harden pinecones in a cellophane bag or in a pretty basket.

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Step 8:

Create a basket to present cones by spraying the bottom portion of a basket with a favorite hue of paint.

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