How to build a Swedish Torch


1. Split dry log into quarters and create several wood splints on the inside to act as tinder.

2. Set logs upright, wrapping twine or wire along the base.

3. Add tinder and kindling to the inside of the log splits. 

4. Light bits of kindling on top of the log.

5. Allow fire to form within the log and the top is ready to be used as a cooktop. (should last 2-4 hours)

Photos and story via Huckberry 

DIY Fire Starters


  • Cone coffee filters
  • Thread & needle
  • Dried orange and apple peels
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Lavender

Simply add a handful of the spice and fruit mixture into each coffee filter and sew up the top. 

Spice up your next backyard camp fire with this scented fire starters or pop one into your indoor fireplace or wood stove. Feel free to change up the herbs or dried fruit!

Photos and DIY by Hello Glow