Brighten Up Your Camping Trip with these DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Log Campfire Stools

By November 21, 2016Outdoor
DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Campfire Stools

Are you afraid of the dark? Don’t let that stop you from going camping. Now you can make your own glow-in-the-dark log campfire stools with some basic materials.

You are going to need some sandpaper, glow-in-the-dark paint, paint brushes, a bright light – and a stool or a log. Bold, solid colors really stand out in the dark but you can be as creative as you like with your paint scheme. If you’re not comfortable free-handing your design, especially on uneven surfaces tape up some stencils to get you started.

Clean and sand down your log stool.

The first step is to prepare the stool or log. Clean it up, if necessary, and use sandpaper or a file to remove any sharp edges or splinters and even out the sitting surface.

Next, you’ll need to choose a spot to paint your stools. Lay out some newspaper to catch the paint splatter or drips. A back porch or garage is always a good choice.

Prepare your painting area.

Before you start painting, you should decide how you want to paint the stool. You could simply slap on a solid color across the surface of the stool or use an interesting design. Frogs, bees, ladybugs, flowers and other outdoor-themed designs are easy to paint and find stencils for if you choose to go that route.

Use 3-4 coats of paint for full coverage.

When you are ready to paint, apply one coat at a time. Allow the coat to completely dry before applying another coat. You will probably need to add two or three coats to get a nice, even finish and fill in the natural surface cracks.

That is all there is to create your own glow in the dark stools. Use an outdoor lamp or spotlight and shine on the stools for several minutes. When you turn off the lights, your new campfire stools should glow.

Use a UV light or sunlight to charge your paint.

For more details on the project, check out wikiHow.