The power outages are causing a lot of problems across the country, and due to the relentless cold weather, people have come up with their own way to stay warm.

Keep scrolling for a step-by-step guide on how to make one of these inventive heaters of your own...

As of right now, there are over 3 million people without power...

And the freezing temperatures we are experiencing are making matters worse.

Although, some have shared their genius hack to stay warm until the power comes back on...

People are using Terracotta Flower Pots and candles to heat up their homes.

​Yep, that's right, people have invented flower pot heaters to stay warm...

And everyone is loving the inventive idea.

But you might be asking yourself, how does this work?

Well, the clay/terracotta pots absorb the energy from the candles and radiate that heat.

And what makes the idea even better, is you probably already have everything you need to make one...

Check out how to make your own below...

You'll need:

1. Flower pot - this has to be clay or terracotta.

2. Tea Light Candles.

I'm pretty sure we all have some of them hanging around.

3. Some bricks or something you can place the pot on.

You can also use glass or cooking pans.

Some people have also been using bolts to hold the heater up if you want to be a little fancier...

Like you see above.

So, how do you make it?


First, you have to take your flower pot and turn it upside down.

The, put your candles inside and light them.


Make sure they're not on a surface that'll easily burn.

Stick the bricks or whatever you are using onto the sides of the flower pot.


After a few hours, your room with begin to heat up!

Just make sure to keep an eye on kids and pets as the pot can reach 500F.

I'm on my way to make one right now!

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