great idea. It looks real.
Cant wait to seeI don't check into this board enough, would have saved me some time! I just finished making my own logs using cardboard tubes as a base, cutting away some areas of the tubes, warming "crackle" plexiglass with a heat gun and curved and slide them into the tubes. Then I stuffed the closed end of the log with newspaper, covered with foam, carved and sanded to get the log look I wanted, then painted them to have the look I intended. Then used yellow transparent plastic to slide inside the tubes to further accent the yellow light.
I am arranged the orange LED lights for the glow bed tonight, will cover those with foam, set the logs into the "ash", cover the bottom of my cauldron with plastic food wrap and set it into the wet foam so it will have a stable indentation in the foam bed. Once the foam bed is dry, I'll remove the cauldron and plastic and then paint the ashes.
I'll post pictures of where I am right now in the build later tonight.
Truth about the clothing. I have a ragged shirt that I still wear from time to time when doing intense yard work. This shirt has some foam on it still from 2 years ago.I don't know what everyone else does but I always put wax paper under whatever I'm working on. It peels right off it after it's dry. I've yet to find anything that takes it off clothes or completely removes it from skin though. Dress accordingly and wear disposable gloves.
I have a decent home made cauldron, but curious where you found the cast iron pot...would love to get one.Fire pit with embers and flames
Made with Great Stuff, black spray paint, orange and red Christmas lights. Plastic wrap used as a barrier between Great Stuff and lights. After it dried, plastic removed to leave a removable shell. Also, a Flicker circuit, fan, 3 cloth flames, and red LED. The spit was made from rebar and metal to support a cast iron pot. Logs attached with screws for stabilization. Real rocks (heavy). Thanks to everyone for the ideas and inspiration. This was used for a western themed dance -- and was a hit!