I didn’t realise how therapeutic fires were until I had one. There’s something so calming about staring into a wild fire, it’s flames licking the sides of the bowl. With a magical range of colours in the flames from bold bright beautiful blue to golden amber. The soothing sound of crackling wood and the brightly coloured embers, soaring in the dark night.
You could cook stuff in there too, like roasted veg wrapped in tin foil, marshmallows or crumpets.
If you wanted to get really therapeutic, you could even burn things that you no longer wanted in your life, like negative affirmations written on some paper or photographers and letters, let those bad memories go.
Then of course there’s the mix of spiced red wine and those chilly autumn nights that are best spent with friends huddled around a fire. Those are memories worth keeping. Those are moments that heal.
With October quickly approaching, my favourite season, Halloween is on the horizon, I thought I’d share my little autumnal garden project
Stone Circle Fire Pit
You will need:
Approximately, 12 large stones
An iron cast fire bowl (we got our on amazon)
1 bag of large gravel
Two bags of smooth pebbles
A selection of nice gem stones
Two cans of craft beer
I found some large stones and brought them home, they looked like they could of been part of an old cottage. It took some time, a lot of collecting and rearranging but I was able to fit them into a stone circle.
Then I bought some white smooth pebbles from a hardware store and added them underneath the iron cast bowl, I bought that from Amazon for about £45
Finally I added some gemstone and random pieces of things I’d collected over the years like old coins, smooth tile pieces and shells I’d found on the beach. I had a bowl of little gemstones for so long and they were just sat collecting dust. I thought this was a beautiful way of showcasing them.
My beautiful little cat Tiggler likes to watch while I’m busy doing little projects. He’s a house cat but he spends a good majority of the time in the garden.
Finally I love watching the fire and every so often you get a glimmer from a gemstone and it catches your eye in a brilliant way.
This was a special project to me, I hope you enjoyed. Let me know what you think in the comments below.