Building "Disney-like" Pirates of the Caribbean fire is really quite simple. All
you need you can find at any hobby shop and your local hardware store.
Pieces of 3 feet by 3 feet silver silk (or any size, the bigger the silk the bigger the flame)
A fan (one with controlable speeds)
A bright orange light, spotlight preferred
String or thread
Cardboard and paint (optional)
Find a window you wish to use for the effect
Attach string to the bottom and top of the silk. A string for each of the four corners of the silk
With a sizzors, you can cut a jagged top to the top of the silk (optional)
Attach the bottom strings to weights to hold the silk in place in front of the window
Attach the top strings to a curtain rod or any other place to hold the silk loosely up.
Place orange light in front of the silk between the slik and the window.
Place the fan between the silk and the window, pointing up and towards the silk.
Use the carboard to create the edges of an interior room, paint and place near the window (optional)
Turn on fan and light and bravo! You have fake fire.
This is just a basic layout of how to build fire. Variations can be made including adding red and yellow blinking lights. Experiment to see what
works best. (If you are afraid of starting a real fire, or just plain short on time… you should probably check out a pre-made unit at IndoorCampfire.com) ENJOY!!!