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Step 1: Materials
You will need:
1) A firepit (duh). We got ours from our neighbors trash, and it's quite obvious why it was there.
2) Some river stones. We picked ours up at a hobby store for a little under $3.
3) Black, rust-proof, fire-proof, paint. We got it a a hardware store for about $4 a can. We needed 2 cans.
4) Liquid Glue of the variety that goes in a caulk gun. We got it for about $15.
5) Wire brush, which we had on hand.
A total of $26 for an attractive firepit.
Step 2: Brush the Firepit
Step 3: Prepare Decorative Ring
The process was easy and effective, providing an area for the glue to hold.
Step 4: Paint the Firepit
Step 5: Lay the Stones
First, open your bag of rocks and place them in a container that you can easily reach your hand into.
Next, take the blue and begin spreading it along the ring area. You may need a paint stirrer to proberly spread the glue.
When you have a layer of glue coming up about one thinrd to one half of the may up the walls of the ring, begin pressing rocks into the glue. Do this by taking a handful of rocks and placing them in the glue, all the way around the ring. Then, go back and fill any holes with smaller rocks. After all the rocks are in place, press your hand downwards along the top of the rocks.
Finally, allow the glue to dry.
If you missed any spots in the ring and the glue is dry, go back and fix them with a little bit of glue placed in the spot needed along with a few rocks.
Step 6: Enjoy Your Fire
Now you have an awesome firepit to house your infernos as you cook your marshmellows, roast your hot dogs, or just enjoy a talk with friends.