The Little Wood Chipper was founded by Vicki Plaisier, a local Manitoban from Mariapolis. Vicki was a creative child growing up, and found her creative outlet putting together crafts with the 4H program.
Vicki first started experimenting with creating fire starters after she wasn’t able to light the fireplace at her cabin. At that moment she realized that there must be a fast, all-natural way to get these fires going. After researching alternatives to gasoline-based fire starter methods, her journey began. With every prototype, the fire starter got better and better. With help from her friends who tested and gathered supplies from her, the fire-starters were created!
After creating her signature fire starters, she started creating her next big product - the Bouquet Fire Starter! The influence behind this beautiful creation came from her daughter’s engagement. Vicki started to create these bouquets as wedding favours for the happy couple and soon learned that she was the first to create such a unique product.
Vicki walks for hours picking dry and fresh plants from bushes, ditches, and shorelines looking for the most interesting plants and pinecones she can find. Her Pinecone Bouquet Fire Starters are available to purchase as party favours for any event, and if you’re interested in ordering some of these bouquets you can email her directly at Vaimeyplaisier@gmail.com.