DIY Mini Fire Pit for S'mores

This post has been sponsored by HERSHEY’S + Jet-Puffed + HONEY MAID. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Make s'mores all summer long with this simple-to-make DIY Mini Fire Pit!


We've been working hard over the past year on renovating our backyard. It's finally ready and we are excited to enjoy it throughout the upcoming summer months! It doesn't matter whether it's a party with all of our friends or a quiet evening with family - any summer get-together is a perfect time for s’mores!

DIY Mini Fire Pit for S'mores with 3 S'more Flavor Combinations!

Using HERSHEY’S 6-Pack Chocolate Bars, HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, and Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, stock up on s’mores at your local Walmart! All of these ingredients for s'mores were displayed together on an endcap near the baking aisle.

DIY Mini Fire Pit for S'mores with 3 S'more Flavor Combinations!

I love when we can go to Walmart to find everything we need in one stop. The supplies needed to make the DIY Mini Fire Pit are also found at Walmart. You'll need a 4.25 inch terra cotta clay pot and saucer. They are very inexpensive and can be found in the garden area. If you don't have some already, you'll also need some foil and charcoal briquettes.

DIY Mini Fire Pit for S'mores with 3 S'more Flavor Combinations!

Get ready to make s'mores by preparing a s'more station. We wanted to try making a few different flavors of s'mores, so we added some Jet-Puffed Strawberry Mallows Marshmallows, HERSHEY'S Cookies ‘n’ Creme Bars, and HONEY MAID Chocolate Grahams along with the traditional ingredients. Break both the chocolate bars and the graham crackers in half and arrange them on a tray with the marshmallows in the middle.

DIY Mini Fire Pit for S'mores with 3 S'more Flavor Combinations!

Decide where you'll be making s'mores and build your DIY Mini Fire Pit. Put the pot on top of the saucer and place a large ball of foil at the bottom of the pot. Line the rest of the pot with 2 layers of foil all the way to the top edge. Put your tray of s'mores ingredients and roasting sticks nearby for easy access.

DIY Mini Fire Pit for S'mores with 3 S'more Flavor Combinations!

Add 5 charcoal briquettes to the pot and use a lighter to carefully ignite the charcoal. If you are having trouble lighting the charcoal, you can add in a few small pieces of newspaper or pour in a small amount of lighter fluid.

DIY Mini Fire Pit for S'mores with 3 S'more Flavor Combinations!

There will be a flame at first, which is optimal for quick marshmallow roasting. As the charcoal burns, the flames will die down and you'll essentially have a flameless tabletop mini fire pit. Keep in mind that even though it is flameless, it is still very hot! The outside of the pot can burn your hands and will melt your table surface if you aren't using the terra cotta saucer.

If you have a small group, everyone can sit around the mini fire pit. For larger groups, make a few mini fire pits to put along your table with s'more stations in between.

DIY Mini Fire Pit for S'mores with 3 S'more Flavor Combinations!

Have fun roasting marshmallows and assembling s'mores with family and friends. There are so many creative s'more flavor combinations you can make, so find your favorites and encourage others to try something new!

DIY Mini Fire Pit for S'mores with 3 S'more Flavor Combinations!

My husband's favorite is the traditional s'more: a piece of HERSHEY'S Chocolate slowly being melted by a toasty Jet-Puffed Marshmallow and sandwiched between two HONEY MAID Honey Grahams!

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry S'more with DIY Mini Fire Pit Tutorial

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry S'mores are delightful! Place a square of HERSHEY'S Chocolate on the HONEY MAID Honey Grahams. Set the cracker with chocolate near the fire pit while you roast your marshmallow to melt the chocolate a little bit. Toast a Jet-Puffed Strawberry Mallows Marshmallow to perfection and place it on top of the chocolate. Top with a graham cracker, smush it together, and enjoy! We also tried a s'more with chocolate on both sides of the marshmallow. The chocolate melts all over the marshmallow and tastes amazing!


My personal favorite is the Cookies ‘n’ Creme S'more! Toast a Jet-Puffed Strawberry Mallows Marshmallow over the fire and place it on top of HERSHEY'S Cookies ‘n’ Creme. Squish them between the HONEY MAID Chocolate Grahams for a minute to let them melt together. The gooey marshmallow combined with white chocolate-flavored creme and bits of chocolate cookies is a delicious twist on a classic s'more!

DIY Mini Fire Pit for S'mores with 3 S'more Flavor Combinations!

I love how quick and EASY it is to make s'mores with our DIY Mini Fire Pit. I'm sure that we'll be making s'mores often throughout the summer while enjoying our new backyard. Shop for your favorites at Walmart (find your nearest location) and have a sweet summer!

What is your favorite s'more flavor combination?
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Artsy-Fartsy Link Party #193

Welcome to Artsy-Fartsy Link Party! Hope you are having a great week. I'm glad you're here, and I can't wait to see what you've been working on. Before we start the party, here are a few of the creative projects and delicious recipes that were shared at last week's party:


DIY Dinosaur Succulent Planters by Chaos with Coffee
Easy 3 Ingredient Pineapple Ice Cream by Crafting a Family
Easy Coffee Themed Thank You Gift by Celebrating Everyday Life
Hawaiian Ham & Pineapple Kebabs by Delightful E Made
Korean BBQ Chicken Skewers by A Dish of Daily Life
Super Mario Bros Star Lamp by Neli Design
Banana Split Ice Cream Sandwiches by Satsuma Designs
DIY Giant Backyard Frisbee Tic Tac Toe by DIY Adulation

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DIY Galaxy Shoes

Thanks to Plaid for the products to make this post possible. As always, all opinions are my own.

Step up your sneaker game with DIY Galaxy Shoes that are out of this world!

DIY Galaxy Shoes

My daughter has been spending her summer at the skate park, and has needed some better shoes for a while. While out shopping for new shoes, she has been begging for the ever-popular "galaxy" style shoes. The problem is that all the ones we found were SO much more expensive than other styles, and I don't have the budget for that. So we compromised with getting plain black shoes (for a great deal) that will be perfect for the skate park, and I would customize them for her to look like galaxy shoes myself!

This is a fun and simple project for older kids to do on their own to dress up older shoes, or to customize new ones. My daughter loved helping with the paint and is so proud to wear these shoes everywhere we go!

Supplies Needed:
Foam Spouncers (1 1/4", 3/4")
Old Toothbrush
Masking Tape (optional)

DIY Galaxy Shoes

To make your own Galaxy Shoes, you'll need to start with some black canvas shoes. These can be an older pair that are in need of a makeover, or start with some that are brand new. Either way, the most important thing is that they are canvas or similar fabric shoes. You could also use white canvas shoes, but I would recommend painting the shoes black before getting to the galaxy tutorial.
DIY Galaxy Shoes

You'll also need some fabric paints. Plaid Fabric Creations are super soft fabric inks that are the perfect way to add color to your shoes. The paints are machine washable, and easy to clean up once you've completed your project. There are a ton of colors to choose from, but we only used fabric paints in Navy, Blue Raspberry, White, African Violet, and Hot Pink for this project.

DIY Galaxy Shoes

Lay down the Mod Podge Silicone Craft Mat to protect your workspace from the paint. The fabric paint is washable with soap & water right after you finish your project, so this will make for easier cleanup. Pour some navy fabric paint into the paint pallette, or open the paint bottle and add a little to the lid. If you are worried about getting paint on the rubber sole of your shoe, cover it in masking tape.

Use a 1 1⁄4" foam spouncer and dab it into the navy fabric paint. Press the spouncer in small circles in different areas of the shoe to create different "galaxies".

DIY Galaxy Shoes

Next, we're going to add some lighter blue to brighten up the galaxies. Because we'll be blending the blues a bit, I didn't rinse off the spouncer. Dip the spouncer in blue raspberry paint, and dab it on your mat or palette to remove some of the excess paint. Press the spouncer around the edges of the navy blue and blend it out into a larger area.

DIY Galaxy Shoes

Now you need to blend the blue raspberry into purple. Go around the edges of the blue with the spouncer, and add purple between the galaxies. It's okay to keep some black showing through. If you accidentally add too much purple, you can go back in and add some more blue to brighten it up.

DIY Galaxy Shoes

As the paint dries, the colors will darken from the black canvas. At this point, you can go back over areas with the navy, blue raspberry, and purple to make the colors more vibrant. Let the paint dry a bit to see how it looks before you add any more coats.

DIY Galaxy Shoes

Switch to the 3/4" spouncer and add in some hot pink around the shoe. I tried to add it to areas with too much purple, or spots where the shoe needed a bit more color. Let the paint dry for a little bit to see if/how it darkens and if you need to add any more paint to brighten it up.

DIY Galaxy Shoes

Once you're satisfied with the paint, it's time to add some stars to the gorgeous galaxies! Use an old toothbrush and dip it in some white fabric paint. Run your finger quickly across the bristles to splatter paint on the shoe. You'll get splatters in different sizes, which looks just like the stars! Add as much or as little splatter as you'd like.

DIY Galaxy Shoes

Be careful not to touch the fabric of the shoe (I put my hand inside the shoe) and use a wet cloth or even a baby wipe to clean up any paint on the rubber soles. It should come right off with little effort.

DIY Galaxy Shoes

Paint the other shoe using the same technique. The other shoe will most likely not be exactly the same as the first one, and that's okay!! That's what makes these shoes so fun. They will be similar in look, but will have some really cool differences. Once the other shoe is painted, set the shoes somewhere safe overnight and let them dry completely.

DIY Galaxy Shoes

Lace up the shoes with black shoelaces, and the shoes are ready to wear! The fabric paint is washable, but to make them a little more waterproof we sprayed the shoes with a coat of shoe water and stain protector.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! My daughter absolutely loves these shoes, and they have been holding up great. I'd love to see your DIY Galaxy Shoes if you decide to make some for yourself!

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Step up your sneaker game with DIY Galaxy Shoes that are out of this world!
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