Whether you are eco-friendly or just cheap, making your own paper logs out of old newspapers and junk mail just makes sense. There is no need to have all of your waste paper end up in the trash or recycling bin if you have a fireplace or furnace.
The 4-in-1 Paper Log Maker is a pretty simple concept, it basically presses wet paper into dense bricks that will burn like wood. Start off with junk mail, shred it, submerse the paper in water for about 72-hours, then press it. After the paper log has dried you are ready to burn it. Great gift idea for under $50.