DIY Project: Make A Flaming Rock Bowl In Under An Hour

If you want to give your backyard a little design flare for your next get-together, or you’d just like a fire feature for your patio to enjoy on a lazy afternoon, these fire bowls are built to shoot flame up through the rocks in the bowl from the center as soon as they’re lit.

These flaming rock bowls used to be available to purchase from Restoration Hardware, but now that they’re no longer available, the folks at b3 Home Designs decided to make them on their own. Best part? Once you have everything required, they only take a half-hour to make.

You’ll need quick-set concrete, some river rocks, a chafing disk fuel pack (Sterno containers), a large plastic bowl, a can, and a few tools to put it all together, but it’s remarkably quick and easy considering the ingredients needed to make this fire effect come to life. Once it’s all finished, just put the bowl outside, light the Sterno, and sit back and enjoy the fire. it looks great and adds some real atmosphere to a chilly fall afternoon on the back porch.

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You’ll need:

  • Sakrete Quickset Concrete
    a bunch of rocks (perhaps dug up from your yard)
    a plastic bowl
    a large canned good
    chafing dish gel fuel pack
    PAM cooking spray
    newspaper
    plastic tub for mixing concrete
    stick to stir concrete

In pictures:

For the readers:
1. Measure out your concrete. I just filled my plastic bowl/mold with dry mix.
2. Dump mix in plastic mixing bin.

3. Add water; stir with stick.
Start with a puddle in the middle of dry mix.  Not too soupy, not too chunky
3b. Spray PAM all over your mold and canned good.

4. Pour concrete into mold.
4b. I poured halfway, then placed my large canned good in the center and continued filling around the can.
4c. After about 6 minutes, I rotated my can, wiggled side to side and popped it out.
PAM is awesome.

5. At the 17 minute mark, Cover top of mold with stack of newspaper.
Flip it over carefully; concrete form will slip right out.
Because…well, PAM is awesome.

6. and 7. Carefully and pleasingly place loose rocks along rim of concrete form.
8. and 9. Drop fire gel pack in center hole; light with long match and enjoy.

Would you give this a shot, or would you tackle this project differently? Share your DIY tips in the comments below.

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Sources: b3hd.blogspot

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