House Warming Scented Fire Starters – Satsuma Designs

House Warming Scented Fire Starters

House Warming Scented Fire Starters

This year has brought a lot of change and that includes a change of address for many. I'm sharing my house warming scented fire starters to welcome new neighbors and send with old friends.

Courtesy demands we welcome new neighbors with open arms. This inclusive tradition thankfully often results in new relationships and good friends. What a gift are neighbors!

Wood is a traditional house warming gift that signifies stability for new homeowners and is also fuel to warm a cozy home. 

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PLEASE NOTE: FOR WOOD BURNING FIRE PLACES ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT USE IN GAS FIREPLACES OR WOOD BURNING STOVES. 

My house warming scented fire starters are a delicious way to share this tradition.

With just a few items you likely have on hand a couple of other materials, you'll have your house warming scented fire starters within an afternoon.

I've created a sweet little welcome gift tag to tie up with your fire starters.

Be sure to make extra to use in your own fireplace too!

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Welcome to the Neighborhood Gift Tags

I made three versions of a gift tag for your to bundle with your scented fire starter house warming gift.

I recommend you add a few scented fire starters to a mason jar that's topped with a festive piece of fabric.

Tie a ribbon with an attached gift tag from the selection below and share your goodwill!

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I printed these onto 60 pound kraft paper. It's heavier weight than copy paper and lighter than card stock. 

I really love the texture, weight and versatility of letter size kraft paper. It can be run easily through a desktop printer and adds the nicest warmth to any gift tag.

I added a Season's Greeting gift tag too to extend this gift for delighting friends and family!

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Scented Fire Starter Gift Tags (PDF)

Scented fire starter gift tags

More Great House Warming Gift Ideas

Any form of wood makes a lovely house warming gift. If you are welcoming new neighbors in a rural area and rely on wood for heating your home, why not bundle up some firewood.

Deliver and offer to help stack in a dry location. Plan to bring a hot beverage and some to-go cups to share after the work is done.

Here are some ready made wooden gift ideas to treat new neighbors and send with old friends who are making a new home elsewhere.

  • Wooden board to use for cutting, display and serving
  • Wooden salad tongs that can be used on a daily basis to serve families in their new homes
  • A wooden cribbage board in the shape of your home state. Pair this with a deck of cards and a challenge! Artisans on Etsy have some wonderful cribbage board designs!
  • Hand turned wooden bowl to use for serving or display. A bowl made from a local tree variety would be a lovely gesture!

There are endless ideas for wooden house warming gifts that you can share with new neighbors. 

House warming scented fire starters to welcome new neighbors home. These easy to make soy wax fire starters are fragrant and a perfect way to enjoy autumn and winter! #housewarming #firestarters #soycandle #soywax #candles #candle #scentedcandle #scentedcandles #etiquette #community #neighbors

House Warming Scented Fire Starter Materials

This list looks long and possibly intimidating.

Let me reassure you that this is a very flexible list simply based upon what you have on hand that will help you share the scents of the season.

  • 2 cups Soy wax flakes - standard - required
  • 2 Soy wax cubes - green
  • Stainless steel pan or metal candle pitcher to melt the wax
  • 12 Short wicks or long wicks cut down to size - required
  • 12 Cupcake liners - required
  • Cupcake pan - required
  • Essential oil in any seasonal fragrance - evergreen, currant, pine, or whatever reminds you of cozy fires - required

Mix any combination of these natural materials and take a nature walk to find your own.

  • Small pinecones
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Bay leaves
  • Dried citrus rings and citrus peel
  • Star anise
  • Pine needles

Make your Own Scented Fire Starters

Begin by placing your cupcake liners in your cupcake pan.

Next, nestle any combination of natural elements into the cupcake liners.

Now begin melting your soy wax flakes until liquid.

Add 10-20 drops of essential oil to the melted wax. Drop and stir to reach your desired scent intensity.

Pro Tip: You can create lighter and more intense fragrance fire starters by pouring 1/2 of your melted wax into 6 cupcake liners and adding more essential oil to the remaining wax. Mix this and then pour our the rest of your melted wax.

House warming scented fire starters to welcome new neighbors home. These easy to make soy wax fire starters are fragrant and a perfect way to enjoy autumn and winter! #housewarming #firestarters #soycandle #soywax #candles #candle #scentedcandle #scentedcandles #etiquette #community #neighbors

Now pour all of your melted wax into your cupcake liners so that they are evenly distributed.

House warming scented fire starters to welcome new neighbors home. These easy to make soy wax fire starters are fragrant and a perfect way to enjoy autumn and winter! #housewarming #firestarters #soycandle #soywax #candles #candle #scentedcandle #scentedcandles #etiquette #community #neighbors

Allow your scented fire starters to cool overnight for best results.

When fully cooled, wrap and gift tag each to distribute to your new neighbors.

PLEASE NOTE: FOR WOOD BURNING FIRE PLACES ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT USE IN GAS FIREPLACES OR WOOD BURNING STOVES.

House warming scented fire starters to welcome new neighbors home. These easy to make soy wax fire starters are fragrant and a perfect way to enjoy autumn and winter! #housewarming #firestarters #soycandle #soywax #candles #candle #scentedcandle #scentedcandles #etiquette #community #neighbors

If your scented fire starter gift recipient doesn't have a wood burning fireplace, suggest burning this in a bonfire or outdoor setting.

Alternatively, these are lovely burned in a tall sided clear glass vessel for both safety and enjoyment.

House warming scented fire starters to welcome new neighbors home. These easy to make soy wax fire starters are fragrant and a perfect way to enjoy autumn and winter! #housewarming #firestarters #soycandle #soywax #candles #candle #scentedcandle #scentedcandles #etiquette #community #neighbors

House warming scented fire starters to welcome new neighbors home. These easy to make soy wax fire starters are fragrant and a perfect way to enjoy autumn and winter! #housewarming #firestarters #soycandle #soywax #candles #candle #scentedcandle #scentedcandles #etiquette #community #neighbors

 

 

 

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💕 jennifer

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