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Simple Indoor/Outdoor Fire Bowl

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This is an easy indoor/outdoor fire bowl you can make. It safely puts off heat, adds ambiance, is great for survival emergencies like power outages, and is inexpensive to make.
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
You will need the following:
A cookie tin (or other container of your choice)
A empty can washed out
Rocks or sand
Wall Sticker, ribbon, or paint
Hand Sanitizer
Lighter
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
Use the wall sticker (mine came from Dollar Tree) to decorate the outside of the cookie tin. You could also glue on ribbon, or simply paint it.
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
Place an empty washed out can in the center of the cookie tin.
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
Add rocks around the tin can. You could use sand, or another decorative item of your choice.
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
Put the hand sanitizer in the tin can.
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
To protect your surface - I would suggest placing on a trivet, pot holder, etc.
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
Light the hand sanitizer. The alcohol content in the hand sanitizer is what will burn and alcohol is a clean burning fuel.
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
If using inside, be sure to crack a window for oxygen flow. Never leave a lit flame unattended.
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
This is great to have around in case of emergencies. If your power goes out you can use it to cook with.
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
You can roast marshmallows over it and make s'mores.
To put the fire out - simply save the can lid to snuff it, or you can lay a damp washcloth or towel over it.
  • simple indoor outdoor fire bowl
Please join me Tuesday, January 24th at 7pm EST on Hometalk Facebook Live! You'll see this and more tips on "warming" your home.
  • Nicolette Spargo
    Nicolette Spargo New York, NY
    on Jan 24, 2017

    Love this! Can't wait for your live on FB today!!

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO
      on Jan 24, 2017

      Thanks Nicolette.

  • Ali Baba
    Ali Baba Canada
    on Feb 2, 2017

    Wow!

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO
      on Feb 2, 2017

      Thank you ☺

  • NancyMaria
    NancyMaria Elko, NV
    on Feb 10, 2017

    I did not think of putting it in a can, I just use the sanitizer to start the garbage burn barrel, lol. Your idea is a lot cheaper than sterno cans.

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO
      on Feb 10, 2017

      Thank you Nancy ☺

  • Helenehi
    Helenehi
    on Feb 10, 2017

    Wow Thank you

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO
      on Feb 10, 2017

      Thank you ☺

  • Margaret.stewart91
    Margaret.stewart91
    on Feb 10, 2017

    Think this is a great idea, thank you will be using it this year .

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO
      on Feb 10, 2017

      Thank you Margaret, so glad you want to make one too. ☺

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