Make Indoor S’Mores with a “CounterTop Campfire” 20


“CounterTop Campfire”

I saw these cute little things over at The Budget Savvy Bride‘s website.  She was making them for the tables at a wedding and I thought, “Well, I’m not getting married, but it’s cold out!”  I figured that they would be perfect to use inside for marshmallows, when it’s just too cold outdoors to do it.  They were very easy to make and I got most of the stuff at Dollar Tree, so it didn’t cost a lot.  Depending on the size of the Sterno you use, will make the decision of the pot size…just an FYI!
campfireAlso, just as a disclaimer, never leave this unattended and make sure that adults are in charge.  The flame can be distinguished, however, do so with caution!

I hope you like them!! Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this #TBCCrafters craft on your social media channels – thanks!!


CounterTop Campfire Craft

Materials/Tools Used:

  • Clay Pot
  • Craft Paint
  • Brush/Sponge
  • Small Rocks
  • Small Sterno
  • Marshmallows
  • Metal Hanger
  • & Time!


I started by using some simple craft paint (samples I get at the local hardware store for free with coupons in certain magazines) and painting the top of the clay pot.  Be sure to just paint the outside and not get any inside, since there will be a fire!campfire

Next, I added some small rocks (that I had found at Dollar Tree), and left enough space to add the Sterno to the top.campfire

Now, after the rocks are in, and settled, insert the Sterno into the middle of the pot, and surround it with more rocks to secure it.campfire

Once you have it all secure, and the rocks fit in to your liking, you can then remove the top of the Sterno can, and light the gel with a match (again, using caution due to fire danger).  You can then use a small metal chopstick or wire to roast your marshmallows!!campfire

Hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thanks!!

“You, Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” -Psalm 18:28

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Dawn Pruitt
9 years ago

Very cool! I love this idea! It could be done on a larger scale too I think! I could use three sterno cans so each kid could have their own flame! Thanks for sharing!

L.E. Mastilock
9 years ago

This would be so fun! My kids would want to make indoor s’mores every day, though. Thanks for sharing on the Love to Learn hop!


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Jen@The Evolution of Mom

What a cute idea. So, this can be dangerous right? 😉 Thanks for linking up with us at Momma Told Me! We hope you’ll come back soon…and bring smores!


Kristen from The Road to Domestication

Okay, this is a brilliant idea! Thanks so much for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty – please share us with your friends, and we hope to see you again this Friday!

Carlee C
9 years ago

That is such a cool and fun idea. My husband actually got a S’Mores set a while back, and it basically works under the same idea.

Lois Jones
9 years ago

What a super fun idea to make with the kids!

Uplifting Families
9 years ago

This is a great idea. I love the idea of having s’mores year round. 😉

9 years ago

very cool I would love this so fun
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9 years ago

Oh I love this idea for my backyard campfire ! this would be great for my sister who is mentally challenged she would have fun building it

Kristen Kelly
9 years ago

These are such a cute idea! I would love to make these for a fun theme party, or even for an outdoor party. It would be easier to have kiddos roast over these than getting close to a big bonfire! Thanks for sharing!

Ellen Christian
9 years ago

What fun! I love this idea. Definitely trying it out soon!

Rose Powell
9 years ago

Um, I love this and all of these items can be found at the $1 Tree, how awesome is this! Including marshmallows! I might be headed there now! oh, ok, not now, but I am totally DOING this!

9 years ago

Very Cool. I still prefer smores outside over the camp fire. 🙂 Just part of the experience. But that comes with living in the mountains and having a campfire in our back yard. Guess if you live in the big city this would be a great option though!

Linda Kinsman
9 years ago

I love this craft and know my girls would be thrilled to be allowed to have their own mini campfire! Very creative craft this month Jamie!

Tough Cookie Mommy
9 years ago

This is such a great idea for making smores inside. I love that it is so compact and great for those who don’t have a lot of outdoor space.