I sat looking at my half-empty bag of concrete. I stared and stared. Willing a project to manifest itself. Finally, it did. It did after I did my due diligence and stared and stared at the internets. I knew from a past project that pouring concrete into a mold could create some interesting results.

So I took my leftover concrete, spare Sterno container, cheap punch bowl, and some larger gravel from a friend’s backyard project. In the end, after a setback of attempting to mix concrete by one’s self, a sort of miniature fire pit emerged from a cloud of dust. My patio is now equipped with a stylish hand and food warmer for the upcoming chilly nights.