DIY Dryer Lint Fire Starters

Dryer Lint Fire Starters

Between the noreaster and polar vortex, people are cranking up their heat at record numbers! If you never quite learned how to start the perfect fire, you might think you need to suffer through another season of burned fingers and smoky fireplaces. Well the good news is, that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, with just a few simple household materials, you can make your very own dryer lint fire starters that will have a fire roaring in your fireplace in no time. Take a look at how easy they are to make!

DIY Dryer Lint Fire Starters Supplies

  • Cardboard Toilet Paper Roll
  • Dryer Lint
  • String
  • Scrap Paper

As you can see, this is a great way to give new life to some common household materials that may otherwise be considered trash.

DIY Lint Fire Starters Materials

DIY Dryer Lint Fire Starters Directions

  1. Stuff the dryer lint into the toilet paper roll. Pack it in there well, because the more you can fit the more powerful it will be. Continue stuffing until the roll is full.
  2. Place the toilet paper roll on the piece of scrap paper and start rolling it up. Twist the ends to secure the paper on the roll. You can even add a piece of tape if you wish to make sure the paper is really secure.
  3. Now just tie the ends of the roll with some string. We just made a simple knot, pulling tightly and it held the starter together well.

Your fire starter is now all ready for use. Simply light one of the ends of the starter and place it in your fireplace. Some people like to tuck them in between the logs while others like to light them and set them directly on top of the wood pile. Either way, the lint will ignite quickly and give your fire a fantastic head start!

Gather your supplies and try giving this simple DIY fire starter project a try. The snow isn't going anywhere anytime soon here!

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by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on January 28, 2014


  • JuliaP - January 28, 2014 @ 9:46 pm

    This is awesome. I am going to make some to have on hand for summer campfires.

  • Debi Stangeland - February 01, 2014 @ 11:24 am

    I started making these today – also for summer camping trips. Woot!

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