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April 21, 2013

DIY Portable Fire Feature

Easy DIY Portable Fire Feature with step-by-step tutorial

Is this not the cutest thing you have seen?!  A small DIY Portable Fire Feature , pit or fire place - whatever you want to call it.  I saw this in an old magazine and wanted to make one for some time now.


This can be used indoors or outdoors. The smoke did get less, the longer it burnt, but we will get a different type of fuel to use indoors.  {Bio-Heat is a smokeless cooking fuel gel which will work 100% indoors}


First we built a wooden frame with a base attached at the bottom which we painted a medium grey.

2 - 350 x 70 x 20mm Planks {front and back}
2 - 250 x 70 x 20mm Planks {sides}
1 - 350 x 290mm Plank/other {for the base}


The glass we had cut at a local glass supplier in the following sizes:

2 - 300 x 200 x 3mm {front and back}
2 - 250 x 200 x 3mm {sides}

We used clear Marine Silicone as an adhesive and built a rectangular glass "box" which fitted nicely into the wooden frame we have built.


All we had was a small piece of steel mesh {NOTE: always make double sure you have enough for a project  and do not assume - that's more a reminder to myself!}

So, here we cut and shaped the steel mesh to fit inside the wooden box.


Cut a round hole, big enough for a tin can to fit through - insert the can securely.


Place inside the wooden box {see ours is a tad too small - but not a problem}.


We simply filled the open sides with stones until it was all packed tight.


Filled up with stones to the same height as the can and add fuel.

Easy DIY Portable Fire Feature with step-by-step tutorial

Light your fire, sit back and enjoy!

Cheri's dog, Nahla even had to come have a look but she quickly moved on when she felt the heat...

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55 comments:

  1. OK that is brilliant - how gorgeous would that be for outdoor dining?
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Visiting from I should be mopping the floor!
    Big hugs - ( you should be watermarking your photos!!!! if you need help with that just drop me a line)
    Suzan xxx

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  2. That is so cool! I love it. I've made little aluminum can stoves before, so I think I could handle this.

    Natashalh

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  3. great project, indeed!
    I have a surprise for you:

    http://carpe-diem-anamb.blogspot.com/2013/04/liebster-blog-awards.html

    pls come over :)

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  4. That turned out really pretty. It looks like it'd be nice and relaxing to watch.

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  5. Love it, I have been dying for one of these, I was going to buy one but you made it look pretty simple. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!

    Also this might sound dumb but is it warm or more about appearance?

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  6. This is super awesome, never thought this could be DIY-ed! Thank you for sharing and for visiting my blog!

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  7. Linda, great project - I was wondering whether the glass might get too hot? Cheers

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  8. Hi Linda, what an great project!!! Am pinning! Thanks for sharing and have a great Monday! ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

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  9. Linda
    That is really neat! How fun for outdoors in the summer.
    I'm visiting you today from CRAFT. I'm co-hosting a Link Up today; I hope you get a chance to stop by Link Up and comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    My Mom Frame ~ Printables

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  10. what kind of fuel did you use for outdoor? I didn't see it in your post. thanks!

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  11. LOVE this idea! My husband is gonna go crazy for it! Pinning! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-monday-link-party-5.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  12. This is so neat! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  13. This is absolutely my favorite project of yours!! I almost missed it! I get so far behind in my blog readers. (I just signed up to get your posts via email so I don't miss them anymore!) This will be featured EVERYWHERE girl! I love it!

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  14. wow, this is really a fin idea... the final product is beautiful! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up to the Tasteful Tuesday party @Nap-TimeCreations.com. Make sure to follow my blog via bloglovin, GFC or facebook so you don't miss out on my features posts... it could be YOU :o)
    Emily

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  15. Wow!! This is perfect! I can't wait to make this! Thanks for the tut!

    Christine

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  16. Cool! What a wonderful idea! I so want one of these. Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  17. This summer we're going to do a makeover of our backyard and a fire feature like this would be so cool! Thanks for showing the specific supplies needed. Stopping by from Inspire Me Please Blog Hop :)

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  18. Visiting from the Humble Brag link party - I loved it and pinned it! I think it would be perfect for a summer BBQ/party. If you have some time I would love to have you come link up at my Sweet Treats & Swanky Stuff party on www.sweetbenannasam.com, thanks!

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  19. So cool! Thanks for sharing at Give Me the Goods!

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  20. Stopping by to let you know you have been featured over at One More Time Events....Thank you for sharing.
    Party is up hope you can come and join in again.
    Tammy

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  21. This is AWESOME!!! I love it! Definitely on my summer to do list! Thanks so much for sharing at Clean and Scentsible. I will be featuring this tomorrow. Happy Sunday!
    Jenn :)

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  22. Wow, this is really neat! What a fun summer party idea. I'll be featuring this on my party highlights this week. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. This is such an amazing DIY project! It turned out great. I'm featuring you on The DIY'ers this week, so thanks for linking up!

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  24. Love this idea...ingenious! I will be featuring it at Sophisticated Yellow tomorrow.

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  25. I am featuring your portable fire feature today on my blog. Thanks for linking it up. I love fire features. I might consider doing this. I didn't think that I could make one myself. Great job. The next link party starts in a few hours. I hope to see you again. Thanks.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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  26. Wow, what an amazing idea and it looks fabulous, too! Thanks so much for sharing it at Printabelle!

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  27. Gorgeous!
    Thank you so much for sharing this on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party.
    I look forward to seeing what you share with us all this week :)
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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  28. You have been featured at Craftionary. :)

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  29. Linda, this is really something! I'd love to do it myself. I'm featuring this tonight at the new What to do Weekends Party! thanks so much for the complete tutorial. I think I might be able to talk my son into doing this. :) Best wishes, Linda

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  30. This is so cool! I wish I had one in my backyard. You are today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day.

    http://www.pamspartyandpracticaltips.com/2013/05/portable-fire-feature-feature-of-day.html

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  31. I'm thinking you could use an old aquarium for this project. Do yal think that would work???

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  32. I was thinking you could use an old aquarium for this project. Do yal think that would work??

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  33. Just pinned and sharing on Facebook as one of Freedom Fridays features!!

    Hugs My Clever Friend!!

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  34. This is fabulous!! I am featuring it at Pick of the Bunch!! Wow, I love it. Just pinned and tweeted. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent. I have to make one of these.

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  35. This is awesome!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party.

    I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    Have a great week!

    Hugs!

    Cathy

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  36. Love it! :) Just dropping by to let you know you've been FEATURED at the Circle of Faith link party! Come on over & grab a featured button > http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2013/05/circle-of-faith-link-party-5.html Thanks so much for linking up, hope your having a great weekend!,

    -Kayla :)

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  37. Hey Linda, this is amazing! I've featured you at this week's Pinteresting Party! Woo hoo! Have a good weekend.

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  39. Hi Linda,

    This is a great idea!
    Thanks for the tutorial.

    Happy Summer,
    Bear Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  40. Super cool! You made it look so easy! Thanks for sharing how you made it!

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    ~Kim

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  41. Linda~ Thanks for letting me feature this post in a guest blogger spot while I was on vacation. I've pinned this post.

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  42. That is super cute!!! I love how well put together it is. To me moments like that is what make a house a home (even if you don’t own it yet).

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  43. Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday, I featured this on my blog today! Come stop by and grab a featued button: http://www.mygirlishwhims.com/2013/10/your-whims-wednesday-131-and-features.html

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  44. Great idea, thanks for sharing? What type of fuel did you use and how long did it burn for>

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    1. Bio-Heat is a smokeless cooking fuel gel which will work 100% indoors - one can lasted around 6 hours, Marilyn :-)

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  45. I'd love to feature this post on About.com - send me an email at diy@aboutguide.com

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  46. Linda, this is one awesome project! Im loving it, pinning, sharing for sure!

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  47. Hello, Where can we order the bio-heat online ?

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    1. You could try Amazon {replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment}

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