Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get in gear for the new year. Whether you’re starting a new diet or turning over a new leaf, cozying up to a roaring fire will probably be on your January agenda. Here are our top foolproof tips to fire things up in just minutes, along with some of our favorite items to keep you comfy all winter.
Four Easy Steps to Starting a Fire
Step 1. Crumble newspaper sheets into a ball and pack under the grate and between the grates.
Step 2. Stack very dry firewood in three rows, 3X3, in opposite directions.
Step 3. Tuck firestarter sticks in between the gaps.
Step 4. Light the paper at the bottom, and watch it burn. We love our chic Antique Label Matches by Skeem. Strike-on-bottom apothecary-style glass bottle keeps matches fresh for indoor or outdoor use. $15.99 for 60 or try our Mini Match Bottle, now ON SALE for just $8.99 (40 matches). The bottle is pretty enough to showcase on your mantel. They also make a great gift. (Large is currently out of stock.)
If you really want to impress your guests, throw some Frankincense resin on the flames after the fire is lit to create the most divine aroma.
Step 5. Voila! You’re sipping wine by a roaring fire!
A few of our favorite things for a long winter’s night
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