DIY • Homemade Scented Firelighters
This heat only means one thing - BBQ season. Night after night I can smell delicious smokey flavours wafting over the garden fences, with everyone taking advantage of guaranteed evenings, bathed in warmth.
Our university friends bought us a lovely (now a little rusty - oops) chimenea 8 years ago when we got married and I made up these DIY firelighters, to bring some beauty and scent to our beloved patio heater.
You could use these on a charcoal BBQ too, to add spice and flavour to your barbecued food.
We have two (slightly overgrown) bay bushes either side of the front porch and I uncovered some fibre pots that I bought, with growing some seedlings in mind. They make perfect firelighters!
You can make them up as one large tray - which would be a great handmade gift for your BBQ loving partner, friend or Father, or make individual ones for a quick and easy craft whilst the charcoal heats up.
Take a tea light (I used up some apple scented ones I had left over) and cut it into a small square shape.
Use the excess to line your pot. Place your cut tea light on top.
Stuff your fibre pot with anything you like! Search your garden or your neighbour's garden! I used some chilli spices from the kitchen, dried rosemary, fresh thyme I had in the fridge for a fish recipe that you will see on the blog next week, lavender sprigs and a lemon.
Super pretty and super easy.
What do you love to BBQ?!