I buy them by the cases at TSC, Lowes, menards, etc at the end of the burning season when they are on super final clearance. 2 years ago, I bought 2 cases for 0.50/box 24boxes/case (regular price is $2 and up) and I still have almost a case left. To me, that beats hours and hours of my time wasted for a small $12 fee per case. But then again, time is a premium for me. When I was a boy scout, we used old candle wax poured in a cupcake paper, and then u jam a pinecone in it. Last time I checked, cupcake papers were like 3 bucks for 24, used candles cost money too albeit very little. Just do the math and shop around.