Jun
10

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By Liz Fourez of Love Grows Wild for I Heart Nap Time.

Hi again, friends! Are you ready for summer? My kids just finished school yesterday, and although I’m not sure how we’re all going to survive being home together 24/7 (you feel the same way, right?), I must say that I’m pretty excited to enjoy all the things I love about summer! Swimming in the pool, cooking out on the grill, camping with the family, and of course, roasting marshmallows over a bonfire!

There’s nothing I love more than an ooey, gooey s’more with a perfectly toasted marshmallow and plenty of chocolate. Have you ever tried making a s’more with a Reese’s peanut butter cup? Oh, yum! But rather than searching our yard for sticks every time we want to roast marshmallows, I had the idea to create my own roasting sticks that we could store and use again and again!

Not only are they super cute with the festive blue and white stripes I painted on the handles, but I also made them extra long so kids can safely stand back away from the fire while toasting their marshmallows. Safety first, right? There’s nothing that will make a Momma more nervous than a little one standing next to a campfire, so these DIY roasting sticks are perfect! Here’s how I made them:

Supplies:

3/4″ x 48″ wooden dowel rod
metal skewers
drill
super glue
spray paint

Step 1: Cut the dowel rod in half. Each dowel rod will make 2 roasting sticks. Then drill a hole in one end of the rod, as deep as you can go and as wide as your metal skewer.

DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks on iheartnaptime.com

 

Step 2: Paint the sticks, if desired. I decided to be festive for summer and went with navy blue and white stripes on mine. To do that, I first spray painted the sticks white all over, then taped off stripes with painter’s tape and spray painted the exposed areas navy blue.

DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks on iheartnaptime.com

 

 

DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks on iheartnaptime.com

 

Step 3: Add super glue inside the hole you drilled previously, and drop your metal skewer into the hole. You want the skewer to be held securely, so add more glue as needed.

DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks on iheartnaptime.com

 

Once everything is completely dry, you are ready to take your new roasting sticks outside and roast some marshmallows! It probably goes without saying, but I’d recommend only letting older children carry these sticks around, as the metal skewers are pretty sharp on the pointed end. My boys had a blast making their own s’mores at this little station I set up for them!

DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks on iheartnaptime.com

 

And I definitely ate my fair share of them too! : )

DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks on iheartnaptime.com

 

I hope you enjoyed today’s project! Now let’s all go eat some s’mores!

Be sure to stop by Love Grows Wild to see what other projects I’ve been working on lately:

DIY Project Tutorials from LoveGrowsWild.com

DIY Photo Clipboards // DIY Canvas Script Art // Galvanized Metal Menu Board

If you’re looking for more summer DIY crafts, you’ll love these:

Hello Sunshine Summer Wreath

Hello Sunshine Summer Wreath

Summer S'mores Kit

Summer S’mores Kit

Free printable herb garden markers

Herb Garden Marker Printables

Hello! My name is Liz, and I’m the creator of Love Grows Wild, a blog full of ideas to beautify your home and feed your family! My husband, two adorable little boys, and I are a young family on a budget, so I love finding ways to decorate our home with a designer look for a discount price! Most days I am knee-deep in sawdust and cans of paint, but when I’m not in project mode, I am in the kitchen whipping up delicious, homemade meals for my family of hungry boys. Stop by Love Grows Wild and say hi anytime!

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11 Responses to “DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks”

  1. Kimm at Reinvented

    Oh my goodness, these roasting sticks are so cute. There have been so many amazingly cool projects posted this spring, my head is spinning! :) These will definitely go on my “must do” list. Have a great day!

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  2. Mary Clower Murphy

    Awesome thanks in a couple of weeks our 3 grandsons & 2 g – daughters will be here for 4 wks. We plan on camping the whole time . Your sticks will be great for hotdogs, Campfire Fondue steaks, BK sausage, maybe even bacon. The list goes on and on, just let the kids go with it. Mary Clower Murphy 6/11/14 Remember “Let The Good Times Roll”

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  3. Margie from Canada

    They are lovely. I hunt for fresh sticks every summer, cuz the grandsons want marshmallows over the fire. Thought of making permanent ones, but enjoyed cutting the branches. I choose straight branches from our lilac bushes. They are perfect. I put them in the fire to clean them a bit, then into the clean bucket of water. with 2 boys , ages 6 & 7, soft sticks are dangerous enough!!!
    But yours ae beautiful, and perhaps I will make a couple for my husband and me!
    Margie

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