Affordable DIY Fire Pit:
With the winter season approaching, a warm fire is always welcome. The warmth of the soft embers burning away softens the heart and the soul. Buying and installing a fire pit can be an expensive prospect. But building your own fire pit can reduce the cost dramatically. With simple DIY, you can make your very own fire pit.
Here is how to make an affordable DIY fire pit:
DIY Portable Fire Pit
- Marine silicone
- Cheap glass frames (To fit around the edges of your planter)
- Metal mesh
- Gel fuel
- Metal planter with a lip (edge)
- Buy a metal planter and find cheap frames with glass that will fit around the edges of the metal planter.
- Build a glass box by running a thin bead of silicone along the edge of one glass panel. Place another piece of glass over the edge with silicone. Press the edges into the silicone and hold for a few minutes.
- Repeat with the second edge. Prop both the sides up to keep them straight until they dry.
- Once the silicone has dried completely on both sides, flip the box over so the open edge faces you. Apply a thin bead of silicone along both the exposed edges of the glass.
- Gently place the last piece of glass between the two edges. It is important to be careful at this point so as not to smear the silicone.
- Your glass box is now ready. Let the silicone dry completely. This takes around 15 minutes or so.
- Clean up the dried squeezed out silicone with a razor once dry.
- Apply a final bead of silicone around the entire edge of the glass box to secure it properly.
- Turn the box over and place the silicone edge glass box on top of the metal planter. Ensure there is enough edge near the center, leftover for the metal mesh to rest on it.
- Cut a piece of mesh to fit inside the glass box. The mesh will rest on the lip of the planter.
- Place the opened can of gel fuel in the center of the planter.
- The mesh should cover the complete surface of the planter.
- Cover the mesh loosely with rounded rocks. Don’t forget to leave some space in between the rocks to allow for oxygen. This ensures that the fire will stay lit.
- Light a long match or even a piece of spaghetti after clearing the rocks away from above the gel fuel can. Light the gel fuel.
- Your DIY portable fire pit is ready to spread its warmth.
This affordable DIY fire pit is sure to keep your house warm with your loved ones to spend a wintry evening with.