Pine Cone Fire Starters
Fall hostess gifts should be unique and useful. Make up a batch of pinecone fire starters and fill a basket with the gift that really makes use of your heat gun.
Use a heat gun, some leftover crayons and a fresh fall scent to create beautiful fire starters.
Time form start to finish: 20 minutes
Assemble wire rack, dried pine cones, crayons and heat gun. Spread pine cones over rack.
Tip: if you are adding scent, scent the pinecones before you begin. Cinnamon essential oil provides a wonderful seasonal smell.
Cut up crayons
Cut up old crayons in autumn colors into medium-sized chips.
Set heat gun temperature
The ideal temperature for this project is 500 degrees.
Sprinkle crayons over pine cones
The crayon pieces will add a nice touch of fall color.
Pass heat gun over pine cones until crayons melt and create a colorful, textured pattern.
Let crayon pine cones dry and harden.
Fill bag or basket
Place hardened pinecones in a cellophane bag or in a pretty basket.
Create a basket to present cones by spraying the bottom portion of a basket with a favorite color of paint.
Coarse cut crayon in autumn colors
Bag or basket
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