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DIY Roasting Forks Cover

Create this easy DIY Roasting Forks Cover to protect your RV or camping gear during storage.

blue DIY Marshmallow Sticks Cover

Have you ever come across a picture of a hack online and thought that is absolutely brilliant?

Well, we came across something this week on one of our Facebook camping boards that is a game-changer.

Amy Coleman posted her Marshmallow Roasting Forks Cover Hack that she created from a plastic pencil box.

roasting forks inside of a pencil box case

This cover is genius because it protects the end of the roasting fork so that it doesn’t damage your RV, camping gear, or even yourself when not in use.

RV storage compartment filled with camping gear

We contacted Amy and asked her if we could feature her hack as part of the Let’s Camp S’more Mod Squad. She agreed, so here is her project. Other mod squad hacks include a DIY Cooler Cover or Trailer Tongue Storage Bin.

You can find Amy on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

close-up of a pencil box turned roasting fork holder


DIY Roasting Forks Cover

This camping DIY project is super simple to make. You basically just need a plastic hinged pencil box. Another clever hack is this Fishing Pole Cover.

We ended up using a pocket knife, which is not pictured with the supplies below.

Amy used shoelaces with her name on them for her cover. So cute! We used basic black laces.

backside of DIY roasting forks cover tied with a shoestring

Make sure to check out these other great hacks: DIY Dutch Oven Liners, DIY Bike Rack, and DIY Fire Reflectors.

How to Make a Cover for your Roasting Forks

To make a roasting stick holder, you need to cut holes for the handles and shoelaces. We used both a drill and a knife. To get big enough holes we used a 7/8″ bladed drill bit.

Isn’t this a great idea? It is a big improvement over the plastic shopping bag we wrap around the ends of our campfire marshmallow forks.

Thank you to Amy for sharing this clever Roasting Forks Case with everyone.

Do you have a unique camping hack or mod that you would like to have featured here a Let’s Camp Smore? See our Mod Squad page and contact us so that you can be featured. Steve submitted this Awning Bag Hack.

collage of roasting forks camping hack

Yield: 1 cover

DIY Roasting Forks Cover

DIY Roasting Forks Cover Tutorial - Tired of your marshmallow forks making a mess and poking things when you go camping? Create this DIY Roasting Forks Cover with a plastic pencil box.

Avoid a mess or injury when you make your own Roasting Fork Cover.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Difficulty fairly easy
Estimated Cost $0


  • campfire roasting forks
  • a pencil box
  • a marker
  • a shoelace or ribbon


  • drill & drill bits
  • pocket knife


  1. Open up the pencil box and mark where your holes are going to be. Ours looks like a frowny face.
  2. You will need to cut a larger hole on the side for the forks and small holes on the bottom of the box to wrap your shoelace through.
  3. The lid of the box will snap closed to hold the forks in place.
  4. We used a 7/8 drill bit to cut the holes in the side of the box. Amy cut her box with a different tool.
  5. We used a 7/32 drill bit to cut the two holes in the bottom of the box to string the lace through.
  6. When the drilling is done string your shoelace through the holes.
  7. Open up the box and lay your marshmallow roasting forks inside. This pencil box case will hold 4-6 roasting sticks depending on the size.
  8. Tie the shoe strings around the neck of the roasting forks to hold them in place. Closed the pencil box and your cover is in place.

Did you make this project?

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Friday 2nd of December 2022

We use wine corks for the forks and I made a bag from denim and draw string from a shoe string to store the fork and pie irons in.

Diana Hansen

Monday 5th of December 2022

I made a bag out of a jeans leg like this too!


Tuesday 3rd of March 2020

This is genius! I have a million of these pencil boxes sitting around the house. Off to go find one!

Let's Camp S'more

Tuesday 3rd of March 2020


Jaclyn Anne

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Perfect camping gear hack! So simple, yet not something I would have thought of myself.


Thursday 31st of May 2018

Fun to make too!

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