It was garbage week here a few weeks ago. Unlike most places, Nova Scotia has some pretty tight garbage laws. I’m not complaining I know its best for the environment, but there is only 1 day a year when you can dispose of big ticket items (‘big ticket’ spoken like a true garbage picker). I often find a few cool treasures like the summer furniture I shared last week. Plus I also snatched up a handful of broken rake handles, I know what you’re thinking, there is a reason why they were in the garbage… but I have to show you what became of them…
Marshmallow Roasting Sticks!
These could possibly be my new favourite piece of camping equipment! Most campfires we sit down to, were scrounging around for something to use. A switch from the woods, or a crappy dollar store roasting stick that has hardly no handle so you continuously get a face full of fire smoke.
Let me show you the trash I started with
I’d love to take full credit for this genius idea, but I have to give it to Love Grows Wild. I had seen her post about Marshmallow roasting sticks a few summers back, and had always wanted to make some, just never got around to it.
How to make DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
I think a picture says a thousand words here, but should you need a little guidance, Liz shares a step by step tutorial over on I heart Naptime.
I gave the rake handles a fresh new color with paint remaining from the DIY Summer planter I shared last month.
The big difference between my campfire roasting sticks and the others is I used a BBQ fork from the dollar store in place of a skewer (give the handle a few twists to remove). We like to roast spider dogs and weeines too, so the double prongs work great!
To protect yourself and the kiddos from getting poked or impaled when not in use, you can drill a small hole in each cork to be slipped on the tines when not in use.
I can’t wait for summer to get in full swing so we can get out doing some camping. These marshmallow roasting sticks are going to be perfect for LOTS of smores making!
But that isn’t all for today; visit these blogs along the way for more trash to treasure inspiration!
left to right
Faux Mercury Glass Vases from The DIY Mommy
DIY Marshmallows Roasting Sticks from Fynes Designs
Papasan Chair Cover Turorial from The Happy Housie
Cobalt Blue Glass Vase Birdbath from Time with Thea
Reclaimed Wood Towel Bar from Joy In Our Home
How To Make a Fairy Garden from Life Is A Party
Reclaimed Headboard from New House New Home New Life
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Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
There was a reason you saved those from the garbage! These are soo darn cute, Virginia! We need those… We have the same dilemma everytime we roast marshmallows too! Have a great day!
Christina @The DIY Mommy says
Ahhh! These are so clever and I LOVE the paint job you gave them. Thanks for sharing, Virginia!
Lori @ Thrifty Decor Mom says
What a great idea!! These would be perfect for our fire pit this summer. Pinned your idea. Thanks so much for sharing!
This is brilliant Virginia! What a great idea to repurpose old gardening tools. I also love your idea to make them safer when not in use by inserting the corks!
Absolutely BRILLIANT Virginia and SO super cute!
Heather - New House New Home says
What a cute idea!!! I bet the kids love it! So much better than dirty old sticks picked up off the ground!
Kiki Comin says
CA-uuuute! Love these…you are pure talent, girl!
These are fantastic, Virginia! We would get tonnes of use out of these! Pinned!
What a great idea! I have a drawer full of standard marshmallow roasters, we love to have marshmallow and hot dog roasts throughout the summer and early fall. This would be a very fun project to try. Pinned to my summer fun board!
Thanks for sharing April! These are working awesome for us!
These are some seriously fun roasting sticks! And I love the idea of protecting the ends with the caps. Thanks for sharing at Motivational Monday!
Very clever and effective marshmallow sticks. I am sure you have had lots of fun with them. Thanks for bringing this great idea to the #HomeMattersParty
I let out a little scream when I saw this post. Hubby was trying to figure out a way to make some sticks for roasting marshmallows and when I saw this I showed it to him. I love learning from other bloggers. I will be featuring your post on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop tonight. Sharing!!