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How to Make a Personal Fire Pit For Cheap!

How to Make a Personal Fire Pit For Cheap!
My name is Karen and I haven’t lit anything on fire in 5 months. I’m sure I deserve some sort of a chip or something for that. You see … I’m a bit of a pyromaniac. Technically I’m not a *real* pyromaniac I guess. I mean, I only light things on fire that should be lit on fire. Like kindling and hardwood and pretty much anything with Hello Kitty on it. We light fires in the fireplace every night here in old Casa de Karen from October until March. 6 face cords every year go flying up that chimney. So what’s a pretend pyromaniac girl like me to do in September? The Answer … The Personal Fire Pit. Here we gooooooo … Materials you Need cheap glass frames – $4 small rocks – $2 any kind of metal mesh – $2 any metal planter with a lip (edge) on it – $8 (on sale) Step #1 – Making a Glass Box You need to make a glass box. Do two sides first and hold them in place somehow until they dry. Position them so your final side will be easy to silicone. P.S. Step 2: Making the pit. It’ll look something like this. 1.

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