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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.
  • Barb Calder

    yes i will try this. i love it.

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO

      Thank you Barb, so glad you want to try it. ☺

  • Jan Koelsch
    Jan Koelsch Wichita, KS

     Great idea. The idea of the heat as well as the roasting marshmellows and/or cooking something else is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO

      Thank you Jan :)

  • Rlrealtor

    great idea for outdoors

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO

      Thank you. ☺

  • Leslie Connolly

    Perfect for our deck! We live on a lake and spend all of our time on the deck in the spring and summer! Will make this for sure!

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO

      Thanks Leslie, so glad you want to give it a try :)

  • J FITZGERALD
    J FITZGERALD San Diego, CA

    Very cool !

    • Chas
      Chas Fort Collins, CO

      Thank you ☺️

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