So, started seeing a beautiful Tabletop Fire Bowl and wondered what a good DIY project was? So began collecting ideas for how you could make one of those fabulous fire pits yourself. Whether you just have a small patio, big deck, or want to add a bit of spark to your patio at night in the evenings, these tabletop fire pits are really as simple to create as they are beautiful to see.
One of the easiest ways to go about making a fire bowl is to use a hot iron. Just place the bowl on top of a flat iron, put the hot iron through the hole in the side, and put your hand or arm through the hole so the iron can heat up the metal and melt the wood. You’ll want to do this several times on different parts of the bowl in order to get it nice and evenly heated. This is also a good idea if you have friends and family over to help you make a new one of them.
Another great way to take a plain fire pit and turn it into a beautiful piece of furniture and add some spark is with a fireplace insert. Simply remove the insert from the wall, which will most likely be bolted to the floor and then install a new insert in the area of the wall. A little bit of wood glue or sand paper will be needed to do this.
Another thing you can do to help lighten up the room and add some spark to it is by creating an actual fire. The most important thing is to purchase a quality wood burning fire pit, preferably one that’s made of a solid hardwood like oak. Make sure the wood is dry before starting it, so you don’t need to worry about having to chop down any trees. You’ll also need a stick, some kind of tinder, and some kindling wood to hold the stick close to the fire.
Begin by laying the fire pit directly on its end on a flat surface. Then take a length of wood stick, about two feet long, and lay it across the top of the fire pit. Now take another stick and place it along the middle line between the two sticks to start.
As the fire starts to burn, you’ll want to move the sticks from side to side across the surface of the pit. You’ll want to watch the fire closely and make sure that it’s burning brightly. When it is, remove the stick from the fire and place it in a different spot, and start over.
Once the fire has burnt down enough you can remove the stick and insert it back in the hole you drilled for the insert. Then again, use your stick to ignite the insert until it’s lit and then, when the fire is burning well, you’re ready to insert the stick into the hole again. Repeat this several times. As you do, move your fire pit from side to side and add more sticks.
Creating a fire pit doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and it’s a fun project to create for everyone on your holiday. You can also use this technique to create other outdoor fire pits, so you can spread some warmth to other areas of your patio or deck during the colder months. With a little bit of planning, a bit of effort, and a little creativity, you’ll have an awesome fire pit that you can use year-round.