This pinecone fire starter is a great way to start a fire on a chilly winter night, or to decorate your seasonal nature table. They can be used as a centerpiece to look like a candle. We make a lot of seasonal beeswax candles similar to this one! We’ve made beeswax candles out of walnuts, pumpkins, apples, seashells and oranges. While this pinecone isn’t technically a candle, it still looks cute out as a decorative piece or fun nature craft to enjoy with kids!
How to Make Pinecone Fire Starters
- Wrap your wick around the pinecone, leaving a long wick on top to light.
- Boil a pot of water. Use your double boiler to melt the beeswax. Be very careful not to get the beeswax into the double boiler.
- Remove wax from heat.
- Dip the pinecone into the wax while keeping the wick wrapped around the pinecone. You can also put a plate down and pour the wax over the pinecone. Be very careful not to burn yourself. This craft is not recommended for small children.
- Once your pinecone is covered with beeswax, let it harden.
- Light your pinecone like a candle and use as a firestarter.
Warning: Do not light your firestarter indoors, I did this for demonstrative purposes only. Only light under direct supervision with the intention of starting a fire.