Table Top Fire Pit

June 1, 2019| by jessica robbins

This tabletop fire pit seems too good to be true. I spotted the idea of a small, portable fire pit online and thought it was brilliant. The best part is, it only costs around $10.00 to make, and it can be created in three easy steps. Let's try it out and see if we can create an amazing little treasure to help make some fun family memories this summer.


  1. Select a pot that you already have sitting around your house or garage or purchase one. Feel free to try a larger size than I did as well. *Target always seems to have cute pots in the dollar spot section.
  2. Next, choose filler for your pot. The Dollar Tree had these rocks, and I liked the look of them. You could also use glass, marbles, dark stone, or even moss. Once you have chosen the filler, fill your pot about three-quarters of the way full.
  3. Next, take your canned heat and place it on top of the rock. I did a lot of research on this. They make a specific food safe canned heat if you are planning to use it for s’mores. Also, remember that these get VERY hot after you light them. Use caution if burning around children!
  4. Now that the canned heat is in the middle of the pot fill in the rest of the rock around the canned heat. Do not cover the top of the canned heat with the rock. I left my can sitting up a little higher than the rock. Remove the lid and use a lighter to begin burning. Again, this can get hot so make sure and supervise your children while you are making s’mores. My kids thought this was the coolest project we have ever made.

Who would have thought that making s’mores could be so easy? If you have always wanted a fire pit, but don't have space in the yard or the finances to purchase one, this is the perfect DIY for you. What better way to celebrate summer than with your family around a patio table eating s’mores and sharing stories!

S’mores Bar

I am not going to lie, when it comes to s’mores, I have never veered from the traditional recipe. The idea of a s’mores bar was foreign to me until the other day at a baby shower when my eyes were opened to a world of combinations to create. I took it upon myself to make up names for the following creations. Here are some variations to try out this summer.

Mint Meltaway

  • Graham crackers
  • Thin Mints (Girl Scout cookie)
  • Marshmallow

The Ooey Gooey

  • Caramel Cookie Waffle
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Bar
  • Marshmallow

The Pinstripe

  • Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies
  • Marshmallow

Peanut To My Butter

  • Graham Crackers
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
  • Marshmallow

Go Crazy

  • Graham Cracker
  • Peeps
  • M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces
  • Nutella

Originally printed in the June 2019 issue of Simply Family Magazine

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