If you have kids, or if you do crafts with miniatures, here is a cute grill for you to make! All you need is :
A Monster Can
Some thin wire
Step 1: Assemble Your Grill
Cut the wires to size and cut extra, just in case. Soldering will be difficult because the heat will melt the joints that you've already made. But after the 1st few bars, you'll get the hang of it. :)
Once your grill is decked out, take some pliers and cut the excess strands off. You can sand it smooth or use a nail file to take down the rough edges after you're done with it. For mine, I added 2 cute little handles.
Step 2: Cut Up the Can
Cut the top of the can off with scissors, then score the top rim, above the lip, with the box cutter. I learned that when you score the aluminum, and you use pliers to separate the scoring, it works pretty well. :) So free the top of the can, then score around the drink opening to get that peak-piece free, that will be the bottom of your grill. The cap is your .. cap.
Once you get the can/drinking/spout free, just make sure that the cuts are level and you can check by putting your grate on there. Cut as needed for height.
Turn the spout upside down, lay your grill on there, admire the fit. Then put the cap on top, comment on how cute it looks, then get back to work! :)
Step 3: Lid of BBQ
When you use the E6000 glue, put it on the handle contacts and where you want the handle to stick on the lid of the mini BBQ. After you attach the handle, carefully go around the glue mounds and free some of the excess up with the sharp toothpick, and scrape it away without moving the handle. It will look 100x nicer if you clean up the glue.
Step 4: Optional
Plus, you probably shouldn't light it, because the solder will melt. My grill's handle almost fell off, it was swinging back and forth as I was holding it.
Moral of the story, the grill is damn cute. Put it together with your BBQ shell and it's freakin adorable. Stop there. Don't add fire. Fire kills. It kills everything. Except toothpicks. Now, you will have a miniature BBQ to put in some kinda diorama and you should E6000 the loose parts so that you don't have to worry about something separating. (No need for a loose grate if you don't have fire to start.)
You can spray paint it red, or hot pink, it's up to you. :) Enjoy!