{ DIY Kindling Packs }

The holiday parties are here. And you can't arrive empty handed.
You've got your bottle of wine. Now, kick it up a notch and bring this charming kindling to your host.

I gathered to following items from around my house.

A few pages of newspaper - opened up and laid out

I added dried rosemary to this kindling packet. But, you could use cinnamon sticks too.

A handful of dried twigs from around the yard.

Some dried pine cones are great in the mix too.

I rolled the ends like a giant piece of candy.

I pinched the ends so I could tie them.

I used burlap to tie the ends,

and some cotton rope on other packets.

I tucked several kindling packets into an old rusty bucket, along with some pine tree cuttings.

I added a cute tag.

Ta-da! You could make a ton in no time. Leave them by you door to grab at the last minute when your heading out to a party or get together all winter long.

Hello. What a great hostess gift, right?
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DIY Holiday Highlights


  1. I love this idea! A natural, practical, yet lovely gift. I think I will do this for my parents for Christmas! Thank you!


  2. Thanks for sharing this creative idea!! I love it.


  3. Great idea Denise! Sure wish I lived in a place that actually got cold enough for a fire! Sinkin AZ sunshine:( LOVE the rusty bucket btw!!

  4. What a clever idea!
    We make fire log starters for our stove. But never thought of make kindling packs.
    love this!

  5. Denise, this is such a sweet hostess gift idea. I love it! I'm sharing a link back in this week's holiday highlights. Thank you so much for sharing your unique idea. I love it!



Meet Denise

Denise Sabia, designer, DIYer and owner of The Painted Home, takes everyday items found in flea markets, thrift shops or simply along the roadside and turns them into unique pieces that freshen and warm your home … without breaking your budget. Denise began dabbling in design over 20 years ago and studied at Philadelphia University. Her client base continued to grow as did her portfolio of work, branching out to decorating entire homes. Denise lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. with her 3 kids, a dog, rabbit, 3 chickens, a gecko, and the oldest living hermit crab known to man.


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