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With Just $50 And A Cheap Old Grill, Clever Dad Creates A Brilliant Fire Pit

by Cassandra Morris
Cassandra is the Senior Editor of Original Content. She loves sweet tea, binge-watching Antiques Roadshow, and petting puppies.

With summer just around the corner, I am itching to go romping in the great outdoors!

One of my favorite summertime activities is camping. Fresh air, bright stars, the soothing sounds of Mother Nature — it’s all incredibly relaxing. But when I can’t make it out to a campsite, the next best thing is a backyard fire pit.

Roast some marshmallows, watch the fireflies dance, look at the stars — it’s the perfect way to spend a spring night. And thanks to the amazing tutorial below, making a fire pit just got much easier.

Best of all, it’s very, very cheap!

With just an old grill and some concrete tree rings, your backyard can be completely transformed in a matter of a single afternoon!

After looking through these great step-by-step photos, be sure to watch the awesome video below. It’s sure to bring your family a lot of fun this spring and summer!

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First, he purchased four sections of 14″ tree rings, and six sections of 24″ tree rings.

The fire pit will be formed by stacking the tree rings like so. The fluted sections don’t interlock perfectly, but the spaces between the rings won’t affect the pit’s form.

After finding a level spot of land, he sprayed some weed killer and laid out a weed barrier cloth. He then started assembling his pit.

First, with his 24″ tree rings, he assembled the outer circle.

He then poured about 2 inches of small rocks into the circle.

On top of this pile of rocks, he began to assemble his smaller, inner circle. Once it was complete, he poured more rocks between the inner and outer circles.

Now it was time to insert his old Weber grill.

He unscrewed the legs, then pre-set the lower air vent. He left it half-open.

He placed the grill inside the inner circle — and it was a perfect fit!

The lid sits perfectly on top of the grill, just as it normally would.

Now his family enjoys nights around their cheap and easy “fire pit!”

They often grab some marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate bars, and spend the whole evening outside. Beautiful!

Please SHARE if you would love to have something like this in your backyard!