Sterno Burners are NOT just for Tea.

April 18th, 2009 in projects     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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I used it to hold the utensils on the table.
Here it is a picture frame with silk flowers. My little niece would LOVE the color!
With a small jar and a vintage floral print it becomes ready for fresh flowers.
Hang it on a wall and it will hold your desk accessories.
This is what it looks like flat... for easy transport to your next camp-out.
Here it is ready for the heat!
I used it to hold the utensils on the table.

I used it to hold the utensils on the table.

I found these Hot Orange Strerno Burners at the Alameda Antique faire and fell in love with the color and the mod flower cut-out  on the top. They fold down flat and when put together they form a box. You put the can of sterno inside and put your pot on top to make your tea or whatever. I turned them over and tried various ways to use them as containers, and this is what I came up with. I know there are many other things that could be done with these. Parchment paper inserted in the front  with a candle inside wiould give off a nice glow too... this could go on forever.

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Comments (10)

shabbychick writes:'ve got some flower power going there!! So many uses, and what a fun (definitely Brady Bunch) color and flower design.

In the last picture (where it's standing up ready for heat), wouldn't it be great with a cloche sitting on top, and a little something inside??? Or as a little plant stand?

Thanks for sharing.


Posted: 9:55 am on April 21st
writes: Geo,
I remember when you got these! They are so Brady Bunch - especially with that orange flower design. Your idea came out just great. :-)

JennyK Posted: 8:07 pm on April 20th
CottageElements writes: Geo, love these!! The color is awesome, and I love all the different fun things you did with them. Way groovy!

Lani Posted: 11:58 am on April 20th
alicemom writes: HEY GEO,
ALICE Posted: 10:30 am on April 20th
fellowjunker writes: Very inventive Geo. I love your little burners and I love all the different ways you have changed them up. Great job!!
xojanis Posted: 7:51 am on April 19th
junkrat writes: mmmm..., yummy, ORANGE!! Posted: 8:17 pm on April 18th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Very creative and love the color Georgia! Looks cute with your niece!

Candy Posted: 7:03 pm on April 18th
ModHomeEcTeacher writes: Oh, now those are some clever ideas!! Looks like it could be a Jonathon Adler design. Simple, mod and functional-yeah! Posted: 4:15 pm on April 18th
LuAnn writes: Wow those would have fit right in my first kitchen (mid 70's). These are way cool--many great uses--where to begin.

LuAnn Posted: 1:35 pm on April 18th
JunkArchitect writes: Georgiamoon, what a bunch of great ideas for your little sterno burner. The color is really cool and my favorite is the frame version. But if you want to use it for camping I’ll bring the hot dogs.

Posted: 12:19 pm on April 18th
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