With winters about to knock at your doorstep, fireplace seems to have become your best friend. Making your own fireplace can be exciting and fun; as it will help you keep warm in chilly winters, without making a cut in your pocket, with the long heating bills and without even damaging trees for your benefit. Homemade fireplace log will give off an incredible amount of heat, plus they are easy to ignite and burn longer. They can be used for making ideal campfires as well, adding extra warmth to your friends’ get-together. Moreover, your friends will definitely be impressed and motivated to follow your steps, in saving money as well as the environment. So, take the lead with this article and learn how to make fireplace log, through the steps given below.
Making Homemade Fireplace Logs
- Stacks of Newspapers
- Make a light watery paste with 1/3 parts flour and 2/3 parts water and use this water to soak some paper. The paper will turn into paper-mache, which will work like a sticky paste.
- Start rolling the newspapers, coating every few pages with the paste. Make sure not to soak the paper, instead dampen them, so that they stick well together.
- After rolling the newspapers, tie them with a string tightly, so that the rolls stick together. Do not worry about the gaps in them.
- Allow the newspapers to dry in sun and let them sit for a week, ensuring that they are completely dry.
- You can even bake the newspapers in an oven, to speed up the drying process. However, don’t overcook them, as it might lead to fire.
- Your newspaper log is ready.
- Wax or Candles
- Coffee Grounds
- Put the wax or candles and molasses in a bread pan and heat them in the oven, at a temperature of 260 degrees, for 25 to 30 minutes.
- You can out coffee grounds in the metal pan and bake them in the oven for a few minutes, to dry them more.
- Take the bread pan out of the oven and stir the ingredients. Add 5 scoops of coffee grounds, one on one, in all the corners.
- Let the wax cool down a bit and cover the pan, using wax paper or aluminum foil and press it all over, including corners.
- You can either leave the ingredients at room temperature overnight or keep the pan in the freezer for an hour.
- Using a knife, loosen up the log, by cutting it around the side of the pan. You can either pry it out or turn the pan upside down and bang against the counter.
- The coffee fire log is ready!