Outdoor Patio Ideas – DIY Fire Bowl

Outdoor Patio Ideas - DIY Fire Bowl
Outdoor Patio Ideas – DIY Fire Bowl

Tools and Materials: 

  • Concrete mix
  • One extra-large bowl for exterior mold (ours was 17″ diameter)
  • One large bowl for interior mold (ours was 15″ diameter)
  • Non-stick cooking spray and paint brush
  • Large bucket for mixing
  • Medium-duty masonry trowel
  • Proper safety gear for working with concrete:
    • Dust Mask
    • Safety glasses
    • Gloves
    • Plastic or reusable drop cloth
  • Heavy objects such as exercise weights (or you can use the rocks below)
  • Sandpaper in coarse and fine grits
  • Gel fireplace fuel canisters
  • Replacement grill grate (ours was 14 1/2″ diameter)
  • Fire safe decorative stones

Outdoor Patio Ideas - DIY Fire Bowl

 

Creating this project is all about two components: finding the right materials and working safely. For the main fire bowl, we used the largest mixing bowls we could find. Check your local restaurant or party supply store for extra-large options. I opted for a plastic punch bowl for the outside because I liked the profile shape, and a stainless steel mixing bowl for the inside.  READ MORE

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