Image credit: Wineberry Hill via YouTube
Get ready for the cold winter season and set up this simple DIY greenhouse heater using only a can of vegetable shortening and some terra cotta pots. This heater can warm up to 202°F for a very long time and once the shortening candle runs out it is very easy to replace. Learn how to build one now with the help of this video tutorial by Wineberry Hill on YouTube.
Open the can of vegetable shortening, then poke the medium-sized tube down the center to make a hole and space, insert the candle wicks into the small tube, and insert that tube down the hole at the center. Lift the small tube leaving the wicks at the center, then push the vegetable shortening at the medium-sized tube down to the same hole to fill the space, and press the shortening down nicely until packed.
Cut the wicks evenly, then bring the DIY candle to the area where you want to set up the heater and gather the terra cotta pieces as well. Lay the terra cotta sauce on a flat surface, then place the terra cotta feet above the edges to hold the pot up, and place the DIY candle at the center. Light the candle up, then place the largest pot on top upside down to cover the candle, and continue stacking the pot up to the smallest pot.
*Thanks to Wineberry Hill via YouTube for all the images used here. If you love this DIY project idea, then you’ll surely love his other videos too, so give his channel a visit and subscribe!