Friday, December 19, 2014

Make Fireplace Logs From Newspapers – Quick & Easy!


Fold up small sections of newspapers, then stuff them together to form logs.

Large sections are more difficult to work with.


  1. Lay out a few small sections of newspaper with the folded sides together and the folded ends away from you. Offset the bottom section so it’s a little farther out (to make it easier to fold in, later).

  2. Fold the newspaper over twice, to about halfway,
    then tuck the top edge into the end to hold it in place. It should stay together the way newspapers used to be delivered, before they started stuffing them into plastic bags. This completes your first roll.

  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the second roll.

  4. Take the raw ends of the first roll and pinch them together.
    Make sure there's a nice hole in the 2nd roll, with no page ends blocking the path,
    then carefully stuff the pinched end of the first roll into the raw end hole of the second roll.

  5. Push the first roll as far as you can into the second roll to form a sturdy fit and a log that’s just the right size for a regular fireplace or wood stove. DONE!

I use a paper grocery bag on its side or end to keep the logs under control.

This is a messy job. Your hands will be almost black when you’re finished, so you might want to wear gloves if you have some that aren’t too clumsy.

When you’re ready to enjoy a nice cozy fire, here are some OLA listings to go along with it:


kornkountrytreasures said...

This is awesome, Suz! I forgot how nice a warm fire is!! :)

goldi said...

What a great idea, I have seen the info on the types of logs that you soak but to long and to messy to mess with.. Great post.