DIY Smores Pot

Today we’re talking all about how to put together these easy DIY Smore pots! 

DIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit - DIY Smores Pot by Boston blogger Elisabeth McKnight

So I had grand plans for our weekend. They included camping (when I was feeling ambitious) or at least spending a couple hours into the late evening at the camp ground and roasting s’mores + enjoying a summer night outdoors. The weather wasn’t on board though, and we found ourselves snuggled up for most of the weekend listening to the thunder and watching the lightning through the windows.

But when you’re set on having s’mores, nothing will quite satisfy that need for a roasted marshmallow. So, between storms on Saturday we resisted the urge to set up the tent on the back porch but did haul out our cooler I’d packed with drinks for the weekend + made this incredibly easy smores pot to pretend we went camping after all.

DIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit - DIY Smores Pot by Boston blogger Elisabeth McKnight

First off, MAKE THIS SMORES POT right now. Or after a quick trip to Lowes (or Amazon from your couch), if you don’t happen to have a terra cotta pot and charcoal lying around. All I did was line a pot (like this one) with tin foil and fill with charcoal and presto, we had our own little fire pit perfect for the back deck. The pot was less than a dollar so even if we never use it again – totally worth it.

A few more pictures:
DIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit - DIY Smores Pot by Boston blogger Elisabeth McKnight
^We upgraded our cheapo college cooler to this one from one of our favorite outdoor brands and can’t wait to take it on climbing trips! DIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit - DIY Smores Pot by Boston blogger Elisabeth McKnight
^How fun would it be to have an outdoor s’mores party with lots of these tiny smores pots down the middle of a table? DIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit - DIY Smores Pot by Boston blogger Elisabeth McKnight
^suuuuper easy: 1 pot + a bit of tin foil + a handful of charcoal + a match = personal smores roasting device (oh and we used old hangers as our roasting sticks – we just heated the ends in the flame before we put our marshmallow on it) DIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit - DIY Smores Pot by Boston blogger Elisabeth McKnightDIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit - DIY Smores Pot by Boston blogger Elisabeth McKnight
^did you know Reeces now come in bar form? Perfect for your smores pot (also, I’m thinking next time I need to get a bit more creative in my s’more trappings ..ideas?)DIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit
^the mango flavor was quite a bit better than the watermelon DIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit
^Virgil’s Black Cherry Cream Soda – I think IBC might have just been replaced as my new favorite soda (sorry Mom)DIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pitDIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit
^almost as good as actually camping right? especially because we got to end the evening in an air conditioned room on a real mattress… DIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit - DIY Smores Pot by Boston blogger Elisabeth McKnightDIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit - DIY Smores Pot by Boston blogger Elisabeth McKnightDIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pitDIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit

 

DIY personal smores pots are perfect for backyard entertaining or summer smore parties when you don't have a fire pit

 


51 Comments

  1. Um… those s'more pots are the most genius idea ever!!! And you probably don't smell too much like a campfire ever afterward, right?!

    1. Why would you have to line it with tin foil???

  2. So fun! My little sister is getting married in October and she wants to do little s'mores pots at the reception. I think it's so cute!

    1. Beautiful idea. I’m sure the guests will be blown away by it’s originality! ?

  3. Those smore's pots are super cute! We're going to have to make them this summer for sure!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Be very careful doing this indoors. Charcoal sets off carbon monoxide fumes. We have had a few deaths in the last two years here in Australia with people using charcoal indoors!

    1. Thanks for the warning, I didnt know that. Not that I would use charcoal inside but I like to know things like that.

    2. I needed to know that, I got the stuff but wasn’t sure if it was safe to use Indoors..thanks I’ll just go in the garage instead with the door open

  5. I love peppermint patties on mine! Also try peanut butter,almond butter, bananas, strawberries, jam and Ghirardelli has caramel squareso along with other flavors. 🙂

  6. I have seen this roasting method used with marshmallow cream dipped fruit chunks, yum!

  7. If you are making s'mores with little kiddos, you can use a can of chocolate frosting. It's cheaper than chocolate bars, and they are kids, they won't care.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Just so y'all know, this isn't as simple as it looks. We tried for a solid hour trying to get it to light, but it wouldn't hold a steady flame. Finally we resorted to paper towel soaked in olive oil, which works for about 3 minutes until the paper towel burns away. Maybe we were doing something wrong, but I have no clue how on earth you got yours to work so good. :/

    1. Oh no! Maybe it is the brand of charcoal? Ours had no problem lighting and held a flame for an hour or so until we put it out when we were done. Maybe try a different kind? I'm sorry it gave you so much trouble!

    2. I was just wondering about that. You would need lighter fluid along with the charcoal unless you buy a brand of charcoal like Match Light that is presoaked with lighter fluid.

  9. Get out! Two of my all time favorites: making s'mores & mini things. I can't believe I'm seeing this idea for the first time! I HAVE to have these at my baby shower…which I'm not suppose to be planning myself, but these are just too rad I have to! Beautiful photo styling BTW.
    Aloha from Hawaii

  10. Planning to do this for a party soon Concerned about burning the table. What should i use to protect the tables from heat?

  11. Anonymous says:

    I plan on doing this!!! It's a really great idea. One question though, and it might sound silly, but do you put tin foil even on the bottom??

    1. In the couple times we have used them (having bit lit for about half an hour) – the pots have been completely fine!

  12. This could be done indoors with the gel catering dish flames, available at dollar stores, going to try that soon!

  13. Lois Brewer says:

    What size pots did you use? We’re still a month away from summer, but I’ve been trying to think of a unique gift to give to my girlfriends to kick off summer….”Happy Summer” kind of thing. I think this is a great idea. I read through some of the comments & I will attach a note saying that it is NOT FOR INDOOR USE. Are there any other concerns I should have when giving this as a gift? I’m picturing the pot with foil & charcoal. I would include a long lighter, homemade roasting stick (carve or burn their name on the stick), a bag with graham crackers, marshmallows & chocolate (the coconut marshmallows are soooo yummy when roasted!) Is there any reason NOT to decorate (paint or permanent markers) the outside of the pots? I am so excited to do this! We all camp together for one week in July so….this is great! Thank you for sharing your ideas! Blessings, Lois in MI

    1. Elisabeth McKnight says:

      OH that sounds so cute! I used two different sizes and think the 4.25″ worked best 🙂 I don’t see why you couldn’t decorate the outside – will you send me a picture when you have them all put together? I’d love to see how they turn out!

      (and now I NEED to go find coconut marshmallows!)

    2. mary anderson says:

      hang a Swedish fish or edible worm on a paper clip hook on their drink glass

  14. Alrighty then, Im just going to have to adopt this idea fornthe grandkids and for when a sleepover occurs at my house. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing ?

  15. I really want to do this! So just terra cotta pots, foil covering the inside with match light charcoal, and the supplies for the smores?! Wow! Sounds super easy! I am concerned though with the table they will be on? Did anyone have problems?

  16. Genius Idea! Is it possible to use a bigger pot or would that have a different effect?

  17. do you have to use charcoal? Can you use sticks or small pieces of wood?

  18. Jessimaca says:

    We use E.L.Fudge Stripe Cookies for the most part. But Thin Mint and Samoa Girl Scout Cookies are also amazing! I am wondering if you could use wood or like bark chips and maybe some small wood cookies. I’d love to have these at Center Pieces for my future wedding (which we plan on doing camping immediately following the ceremony and reception), with S’mores fixings available after dinner and signs warning to please not leave children unattended.

  19. I can’t wait to try these!!!! Such a fun idea!

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