Who doesn’t love the ambiance of a glowing fire on a summer evening? I know I do! This is a budget friendly option for a deck or patio. Perfect for a small outdoor space.
I don’t know if you have priced fire bowls but they can get very pricey! This one for instance is one I found online.
$85! And there’s not much to it. It’s so easy to make. You just have to find the right container.
I found this 12” terra cotta clay planter at Home Depot for $10.97. I had all the rest of my supplies on hand but the cost of the supplies isn’t much at all.
I chose to paint my pot but you could leave it if you want to skip this step. I wanted a more modern look.
I used chalk paint by Annie Sloan in Graphite, one coat.
Since it’s going to be outside, I used a chalk paint wax to protect the paint. I just rubbed it on with a soft cloth after the paint dried.
I filled the bowl with rock that I had in my backyard. I put a can of sterno in and filled rocks around it to keep it steady.
All filled up and ready to light!
I tried to capture the flame in a picture. Check out my short video below.
It even crackles! I love how it turned out…I like it better then the expensive one! you can use this for roasting marshmallows, just make sure your sterno is non-toxic.