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Mason jar candles!! Good, cheap christmas present. And really nice step by step directions!

How to make DIY mason jar candles

Making candles is easier than you think... use this detailed step by step tutorial to learn how to make your own DIY mason jar candles

First-rate fire starters- Pack sawdust into paper muffin cups, above, or a cardboard egg carton. Melt paraffin wax or old candles in a double boiler, pour over the sawdust and allow to cool. Slow-burning when lit, these hotcakes make great starters for a fireplace or campfire.

Make the most of sawdust

These dozen ways to recycle sawdust might even make you question thin-kerf blades.

Rub a tealight candle over details you want to show through after painting.

47 Tips And Tricks To Ensure A Perfect Paint Job

Painting can be a daunting and messy task. These helpful hacks will save you time and make your life way easier.

pine cone candles

Pine Cone Candles

Decorative candles made from 100% unscented paraffin wax and shaped exactly like a real pine cone, but with a wick on top.

Pinecone fire starters   pine cones paraffin wax cotton string (bakers twine is cotton) cupcake liners muffin tin double boiler

Pine Cone Fire Starters {DIY}

Make up a batch of these Pine Cone Fire Starters before heading out on that camping trip! Great for backyard fire pits too!

Dunk your flowers in paraffin wax to keep your blooming buds all year long — just make sure your wax doesn't get hotter than 150 degrees or you will cook your flowers. Get the tutorial at Suzy Home Faker »   -

12 Flower Arranging Tricks That Make You Feel Like a Pro

Oh, that little ol' centerpiece? Yeah, you made that.

Fire starters made from dryer lint and melted paraffin wax in an egg carton. Cut and wrapped.

DIY fire-starters

It's campfire season and sparks will fly. Want those sparks to fuel a fire? Then these starters are a must-make.

Do-It-Yourself Paraffin Wax Treatment for Hands

Do-It-Yourself Paraffin Wax Treatment for Hands

Do-It-Yourself Paraffin Wax Treatment for Hands

DIY Network has instructions on how to dip pinecones in candle wax or paraffin so they can be used in fireplaces, wood-burning stoves or bonfires.

How to Make Scented Pinecone Fire Starters

Pinecones are great for getting a fire started. They’re pretty good on their own, but dipped in candle wax or paraffin, they catch the flame quickly and burn hot, even and steady for use in fireplaces, wood-burning stoves or bonfires.

Leaves dipped in paraffin wax

How to Preserve Flowers in Wax

It is a sad fact of life that cut flowers do not last for long. However, there are many ways to preserve cut flowers for a little longer, including wax preservation. When cut flowers are dipped in paraffin wax, you can enjoy their beauty for a little longer.