I can’t wait to show you how to make this DIY Table Top Smore Maker! A few months ago I showed you how we’ve been transitioning some of our decor from kid proof to more adult friendly. I put this great coffee table in our formal living room.
I love to move things around and change them up. I get bored with things always looking the same in my home. Take a look at how I originally used this beautiful coffee table.
I’ve also used it into our family room. We had an upholstered ottoman that was starting to get worn out and we love to have family game nights so I put a basket of some of our favorite games underneath, popped some popcorn and we were ready to go.
It’s getting pretty chilly here in the south and we love to roast marshmallows. While I’m not ready to crank up the fireplace yet, the boys have been begging to make s’mores. I decided to make this great DIY tabletop firepot which can be used as a tabletop s’more maker as well. I moved my metal and glass table out to the porch and we had some great fun.
The items you will need to make your own table top fire pit are:
1 bag of lava rock
1 wide and shallow ceramic flowerpot
1 can of Sterno
Take your flower pot and put the lava rock in about 3/4 of the way up.
Place the Sterno can in the middle of the bowl and make sure it is level with the rim of your pot. If not add a little more lava rock under it.
Once the Sterno can is level, place more lava rock around the can until it’s level with the rim of the bowl.
Voila, you are done with a great DIY project in 5 minutes! I placed a cork trivet under my fire pit to keep it from scratching the glass and placed it on the table. The boys hung out and roasted marshmallows and we enjoyed the crisp fall weather and a few stars.
If your Sterno does not completely burn out just take a pair of tongs and place the top on it to extinguish the flame as directed on the can. When it’s finished you can replace it with another can or buy gelled fire starter in a bottle from your local hardware store and pour it in the empty can.