I know, I know, you’re probably wondering why I’m posting pictures of toilet paper tubes filled with laundry lint. Has Vanessa finally completely lost her crafty mind? I promise you I haven’t! Whether you’re planning on doing some hardcore camping this summer or just want to start a small bonfire in your backyard, these Recycled Laundry Lint Fire Starters are sure to save the day…and the planet!

Making these really couldn’t be any easier. Probably the hardest part of this whole tutorial is remembering to save your toilet paper tubes and lint. I made a handy lint collector a couple months ago that has been perfect for collecting and storing lint until I need it. Grab the tutorial and free cutting file here! To assemble, just shove enough lint into each toilet paper tube until completely full. No need to compact the lint completely, you’ll be amazed just how quickly the lint and cardboard tube catch on fire. Common sense disclaimer: Please take all standard precautions when working with fire. Do not light until you’re absolutely prepared to extinguish a fire if necessary.

I like to make a dozen or so of these Recycled Laundry Lint Fire Starters and store them we need them the most. I’ve been known to occasionally crave homemade s’mores over a backyard fire so having these fire starters ready to go is must! Plus it feels great seeing items like lint and toilet paper tubes being put to good use instead of going directly into the trash. I get to enjoy delicious s’mores while saving the Earth? Win/win!

In addition to using making and using these homemade Recycled Laundry Lint Fire Starters, we try to make our laundry habits as environmentally friendly as possible. I absolutely love that Tide® PODS™ Plus Downy® can dissolve in any temperature of water so we can save energy and still get our whites sparkling bright! Plus with the addition of Downy Fabric Protect, it’s guaranteed that our clothes are cleaned, conditioned, and protected all in one step! If you utilize the HE Turbo technology of Tide, you’ll get 6x the cleaning power in half the time (although it also works with standard washing machines as well.) A cleaning powerhouse that allows me to use less energy? Totally awesome in my book! (As with all household and laundry cleaners, please remember to keep Tide® PODS™ Plus Downy® out of reach from children.)

Summer is quickly approaching and you definitely do not want to be stuck trying to light a difficult bonfire. Just whip up some of these Recycled Laundry Lint Fire Starters and you’ll be good to go. Happy summertime!

I’m sharing #Tide in my life as part of a Tide sponsored series for Socialstars™


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