You can heat an entire room with this Terra-cotta pot turned space heater. You need a clay pot, some large bricks, and some candles. A good thing to know in case the power goes out this winter.
Power go out unexpectedly in your area? Here’s a very simple, dirt cheap homemade heater made out of Flower pots and tea lights that you can put together in under 5 minutes flat- and here’s the kicker, It Actually WORKS.
Common Sense Disclaimer: This mini heater can easily reach 300F in a very short period of time, like ANY emergency heat source, It is inadvisable to leave it unattended in a room with children or pets.
Now that we got the common sense disclaimer out of the way, check this out! This simple heat source would work fantastic in a small greenhouse to keep the chill off plants overnight! Follow the directions carefully, do not substitute items, do not use larger candles or votives. Do not use a glass loaf pan or an aluminum foil loaf pan.
While this does generate quite a bit of heat, this is obviously not going to heat a 2500 square foot house. You can, however, use 2 of these set ups to keep an 10×12 room fairly comfortable if you light it as soon as the power goes out and avoid opening and closing doors, etc.
I started it by putting one of these in a bathroom and it did warm the room! In fact, after 3+ hours (and changing out the tea lights once), the room was quite warm. I didn’t have a way to actually measure the difference, but I’d guess at least 15 degrees warmer than outside the room.
I was thrilled! I bought a 2nd set of pots and if we are ever faced with a power out situation in the winter, we will use two of these in a small bedroom where we sleep. We’d need about 40 tea lights per day to keep both running all day.
What a simple and inexpensive way to heat a room!
Watch how Ben Galt does this in his step by step tutorial so you can save on your electric bill this winter!