How To Make Your Own Small Fire Pit

5 Minutes

I have been craving s'mores ALL summer long! I decided it was time to do something about my craving. The last thing I wanted to do was buy a fire pit. So I decided to make one on my own!
I used a small ceramic flower pot, river rocks and a chafing fuel container.
Place the river rocks into the flower pot. And spread out to create an even surface.
Place chafing fuel container on top of a smooth river rock surface. Allow the container to stick out a little higher than the flower pot.
Remove the chafing fuel lid and light. (Keep in mind this gets very hot!) Then you have your very own small fire pit. Perfect for making s'mores!

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2 questions
  • Bar1094625
    on Jun 22, 2016

    Wouldn't you taste the fuel? Safe to ingest?

    • Nora Isaacs
      Nora Isaacs
      on Jul 10, 2017

      No you don't, just like you don't w/ a bbq grill.
    • Kathy Dee
      Kathy Dee
      on Jun 1, 2018

      just Bev sure not to use a citronella gel fuel - you can use that to keep mosquitoes away.

    • Rita Howe
      Rita Howe
      on Jun 18, 2018

      Sterno sells a fuel specifically designed for smores that doesn't give off fumes.

  • Amy
    on Nov 8, 2019

    How do you put them out ?

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  • Renee
    on Jul 21, 2017

    My daughter just finished making hers and is using it now! Great project.
    , Fun times vs building a fire every time she wants smores
  • Rita Howe
    Rita Howe
    on Jun 18, 2018

    Sterno sells fuel specifically designed for making smores.

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