Personal Space Heater

5 Materials
$3
5 Minutes
Easy
This is a simple and inexpensive personal space heater that you can move and take with you.

You'll need the following: Coaster (Mine are from Dollar Tree) Tealight (16 count package at Dollar Tree) Apple Slicer (I had mine, but you can get these at Dollar Tree.) 2 terra cotta pots, one smaller than the other. (Mine are from Dollar Tree) Lighter
Set the tealight on the coaster. The coaster is for protecting your surface area from the heat.
Light the tealight.
Place the apple slicer upside down and over the tealight. This step is what gives the tealight air so the flame will remain lit. I have had mine lit for over an hour a few times now and the plastic is fine - it doesn't get too hot. If you are at all worried you can use an all metal apple corer/slicer.
Set the smaller terra cotta pot on the apple slicer and center over the flame.
Place the larger terra cotta pot over the smaller pot.
It'll take a little while to warm up for the pots to warm up. When you're done with it, it will need time to cool down before you move it.
I put this one by my desk. It's great for a "hand warmer". You can add up to 3 tealights with this one. I did try it and the plastic got warm after being lit an hour - again you can use an all metal apple slicer if you'd rather. For more warmth - You can make these with bigger terra cotta pots and make a larger space heater too!
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  • Linda Em Linda Em on Oct 19, 2018

    Can you put ceramic tile or a silicone pad under it instead of the coaster

  • Jamie Marie Buckner Jamie Marie Buckner on Feb 06, 2019

    What about the plastic that also gets heated? Is this not an issue?

  • NancyO NancyO on Nov 01, 2020

    I love the idea, but my sister is always cold, so I'd like to make a larger one for her. Do you have any ideas about something to replace the apple slicer, in case the pot is larger than the grate space?

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