DIY Project: Tabletop Marshmallow Roasters by Stockroom Vintage
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DIY Tabletop Terra Cotta Marshmallow S'mores Roaster by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

Hello, lovelies! It’s Elizabeth from Stockroom Vintage back to share one of my favorite DIY projects ever! When photographer Alissa Saylor came to me and asked me to style a winter picnic for Carli + Josh with Stockroom Vintage rental pieces, we knew we had to create a romantic marshmallow roast for the lovely couple. Because what’s the fun of a chilly, wintry picnic without s’mores?! Since we couldn’t build a roaring fire for this engagement shoot, I knew I had to come up with an alternative. That’s how this self-contained tabletop marshmallow roaster was born! I used a sterno burner (the kind caterers use to keep food warm) and a terra cotta pot that I glammed up with some gold paint. And, let me tell you, it really is simple to recreate. So easy, in fact, that there’s no excuse to not line a table with these at your fall or winter wedding. It’s a pretty, no-fuss way to let your guests roast their own marshmallows. These would make for the cutest make-your-own s’mores bar ever! They’d also be such a hit at any holiday party.

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DIY Tabletop Terra Cotta Marshmallow S'mores Roaster by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

The materials you’ll need for this DIY:

  • Terra cotta pot
  • Gravel
  • Sterno burner
  • Metallic paint
  • Paint brush

DIY Tabletop Terra Cotta Marshmallow S'mores Roaster by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

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  1. Paint the bottom portion of your terra cotta pot with gold paint and let it dry.
  2. Fill the top half of the pot with gravel and place the sterno burner inside.
  3. Fill in gaps around the size of the sterno burner with gravel, as shown in the photo above.
  4. When you’re ready to start roasting, remove the lid from the sterno burner (and keep it!). Light the sterno burner according to the package directions.
  5. Note: There won’t be a big flame when you light the burner, but you’ll be able to feel the heat radiating off it for sure! When you’ve finished your s’mores roast, replace the lid of the sterno burner to cut off the oxygen supply. Let the sterno burner cool before handling it or packing it up.

DIY Tabletop Terra Cotta Marshmallow S'mores Roaster by Stockroom Vintage Event Rentals, Nashville, TN

And here’s some shots of Carli + Josh enjoying their s’mores! Aren’t they just the cutest?! So fun and crazy in love. Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this engagement session styled with Stockroom Vintage rentals by yours truly and shot by Alissa Saylor Photography for more snuggly winter inspiration! Happy marshmallow roasting!

I am the owner, curator and stylist of Stockroom Vintage, a Nashville event rental company that provides vintage props and goodies to brides, photographers, stylists and the like. When I turned 30, I decided to finally close my eyes and jump. I wanted to wake up every day and live vintage—dream about it, shop for it, refinish it to its former glory. Stockroom Vintage is the realization of that dream. When I'm not scouring estate sales and flea markets and styling my favorite finds, I'm hanging with my guys: my supportive (and handsome!) husband Will and three adopted dogs, Nigel, Mumford and Topher.

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  1. This would have been a fabulous Christmas gift….maybe next year ;-)

  2. Totally adorable idea! Bring on Australian winter and I’ll be trying this :)

  1. February 25th, 2013
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