A Cure for Cool Nights: DIY Personal Fire Pit for $25

The Art of Doing Stuff

While cool nights are trickling in for the rest of the country, here in San Francisco they are a way of everyday life. We've learned to adjust with cardigans and other forms of layering, but I think I'd prefer to sit around one of these little bad boys. And for $25, it's cheaper than most of my scarves and sweaters to boot.

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Thankfully, the ingenius Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff attempted this project first. Not only can we be assured she worked through the kinks, we can also be confident that she found the cheapest way to built this fire pit and the most entertaining way to provide us with instructions.

Using the glass from cheap glass frames, an on sale metal planter, some "cheapo" grill grates, small rocks, marine silicone and gel fuel, Karen assembled this lovely fire pit in about an hour. The only way to make this fire pit even better...add a good friend and a couple of glasses of wine!

For full instructions with easy to follow photos, visit: The Art of Doing Stuff - How to Make a Personal Fire Pit For Cheap!

Image: Karen Bertelsen / The Art of Doing Stuff; found via Happiness Is...