Fondue Pot to Table Top Solar Fountain & Fire Pit

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I have a fondue pot that I have been wanting to turn into something and I finally figured it out!  It’s a table top solar fountain by day and a fire pit at night.

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Here is the fondue pot.  I have 2 electric ones now and I just don’t use this Sterno can one anymore.

I filled the top pot with water and placed it back in the base.

I purchased a solar fountain online at Amazon for about $12.

I set the solar fountain into the water and here is what it looks like.  I will say that solar fountains function in full sun.  Any clouds, partial sun, etc and they don’t run fully.  They also do not run at night.

There are different head attachments you can use on the solar fountain if you like.

For the table top fire pit, I pulled off the top pot and stand.

I added dollar store rocks to the base plate.

You can use a liquid gel can or a fuel can with a wick.  I got mine  from Dollar Tree.

I lit the wick to get it burning.

I placed the fondue pots set lid back on top of the fuel can.

When I’m done using it, I place the top lid on to smother the fire and put it out.

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  1. Amazing! What a great upcycle! You have a wonderful and creative talent for making fabulous creations!

    1. Thank you so much Linda. You are so kind and such a wonderful cheerleader 😉

  2. What a unique idea! I don’t have any old fondue pots, but I do love the solar fountain idea, so I will have to come up with something. You got my creative juices flowing!

    1. Thank you so much Cherryl and I love that this has inspired you to create something so you can have a solar fountain too 🙂

  3. That solar fountain contraption is super fun! What a neat way to recycle a fondue pot.

    1. Thank you so much Erlene, and I’m so glad you like it. We have been enjoying it this summer.

  4. Shirley Darby says:

    Despite what our state song lyrics say, Kansas has lots of fluffy clouds moving overhead, even on a bright sunny day. I have tried a solar fountain, and was sorely disappointed that it ran only intermittently on typical summer day. I appreciate that you included a disclaimer regarding this characteristic. I use small fountain pumps, and just deal with their cords as necessary. Good use for an outdated fondue pot, though!

    1. Thank you Shirley and I totally appreciate everything you’re sharing – thank you. I too have corded fountains and love them just as much – and I can run them during any weather and at night which I love 🙂

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