This week I’m partnering with Bing for their Summer of Doing campaign. Here is a little interview they did with me. Each day there is a different theme and today is bonfiring. So I asked Alexis Birkmeyer to put together this DIY for me. A few years ago we stayed at a hotel down the coast and they gave away big s’mores kits for the families staying there. We could go out to the firepits and make s’mores to our hearts content. This kit would make an awesome gift for a party or a hostess gift. We created a free downloadable printable and Alexis even put together instructions to make your own wire marshmallow toasting forks that attach to the end of sticks. So all you have to do is fill up the kit.
Download the free printable label right here.
Complete instructions are after the jump.
Materials Needed: 9″ x 6″ x 6″ Gable Box, 4″ Clear Box, Free Printable Template, 1 Wire Coat Hanger per Toasting Fork, Wire Cutters, Pliers, Wooden Spoon or Stick, Graham Crackers, Chocolate Bars and Marshmallows
Step 1: Snip the longest section of the wire coat hanger out.
Step 2: In the middle of the wire, wrap a loop around the wooden spoon handle or stick.
Step 3: Bend the wire right outside the loop 90 degrees.
Step 4: About 2″ above your new bed, loop the end of the wire 3/4 of the way around the spoon. Bend the tail upright.
Step 5: Repeat with the other end of the wire.
Step 6: Voila! Your toasting fork should have enough spring to be held tight to the end of a stick you find at the bonfire by the three loops of wire.
Step 7: Repeat for as many toasting forks as you’d like.
(If you have time to wait or this DIY seems too daunting, you could also order this style of toasting fork right here.)
Step 8: Stick your labels on.
Step 9: Fill your clear box with marshmallows, and fill up your kit. You’re ready to go!
Concept by Jordan Ferney and Alexis Birkmeyer. Photos by Alexis Birkmeyer for Oh Happy Day.
I also put together some of my favorite links for Bonfiring right here: