Throw The Best BBQ With These 5 Upcycling Ideas!
Every summer, you look forward to utilizing your outdoor space for barbecues with family and friends.
One of the best parts about the season is firing up the grill and enjoying a cold beverage. This summer, don’t limit your festivities to the typical selection of hot dogs and hamburgers.
Blossom and letgo have teamed up to bring you the ultimate summer barbecue hacks that are sure to impress your guests.
Head to the letgo app to easily browse local listings. Your neighbor may be offering up the perfect terracotta pot to build your own outdoor smoker, which is a great tool for enhancing the flavor profile of your favorite piece of meat. They might also have some unused bricks laying around you can utilize to transform your grill into a DIY pizza oven.
The possibilities are endless because letgo is the largest and fastest growing app to buy and sell locally. Blossom is here to teach you how to hack your old and unused items before posting them for sale. You can also find something you need, on the app, to create the perfect addition to your summer barbecue.
DIY Pizza Oven
- Red Bricks
- Aluminum Foil
- Cement Quick Dry Mix
- Sheet Pan
- Wooden Paint Stirrer
- Petroleum Jelly
- Oven Thermometer
- Aluminum Metal Pizza Peel
- BBQ Grill
- Buy the red bricks from the letgo app.
- Cut a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap a red brick with it, making sure that it’s wrapped and sealed in its entirety. Wrap a total of 8 bricks and set aside.
- Coat and apply petroleum jelly on a sheet pan.
- Mix water and cement in a bucket. The consistency should be a little chunky and not watery.
- Pour the cement mixture in the sheet pan and apply it evenly. Let dry.
- In a rectangle shaped BBQ Grill, line 4 bricks in a U-shape and stack the remaining 4 in the same shape. This will be the “wall” of your DIY Pizza Oven.
- Take out the cement block from the sheet pan and put it on top of the bricks. This is the “roof” of your oven.
- Start the fire, either by gas or by coal, and set the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Insert your pizza in an aluminum metal pizza peel and let grill for 15-25 minutes until the pizza is cooked and the edges look golden brown.
- Enjoy your pizza that was made from your DIY Pizza Oven!
DIY Cooler from a Sewing Machine
- Old School Sewing Machine Table
- Paint (Color of Your Choice)
- Paint Brush
- Painter’s Tape
- Disposable Gloves
- Sandpaper (optional)
- Sanding Machine (optional)
- Plastic Container
- Drink of Your Choice in Bottles or Cans
- Buy an old-school sewing machine table from the letgo app.
- Disassemble the sewing machine and unscrew it from the table. Take out the wooden flap that secures the sewing machine to the table.
- (Optional) Sand the edges if there’s a part of the wooden table that is uneven.
- Cover the hardware with painter’s tape.
- Apply paint evenly on the table. Let dry for 24 hours.
- Insert a plastic container in the empty space to replace the sewing machine.
- Add ice and your drink of choice.
- Showcase your DIY Cooler at the BBQ party and tell your friends how you transformed your sewing machine into a DIY Cooler!
Transferable Grill Attachment
- Wooden Tray
- J Hooks
- Nut and Bolts
- Drill and Drill Bits
- Buy a wooden tray on the letgo app!
- Lay the wooden tray on the table and measure an equal distance where to drill the j-hooks.
- Drill and attach the j-hooks with the appropriate screws, nuts and bolts. Make sure that it is secured and tightened.
- Attach the tray and hook it on the left side of the grill.
- Now you have a transferable grill attachment where you can put trays of meat or vegetables to be cooked on the grill.
Terracotta Pot Smoker
- Large Terracotta Pot
- Large Terracotta Saucer
- Electric Hot Plate
- Drill and Drill Bits
- Pie Tin
- Grill Grate
- Stick Thermometer
- Your Choice of Meat to Grill
- Buy a terracotta pot from the letgo app!
- Measure an inch from the bottom of the terracotta pot and drill holes on the wall of the pot. This serves as ventilation holes.
- Insert an electric hot plate that fits your pot. Insert the electric plug through the hole on the bottom of the pot.
- Put the pie tin on top of the electric hot plate.
- Put the wood chips on the pie tin.
- Put the grill grate on top of the wood chips. Making sure that there is ample space in between them.
- Put the terracotta saucer on top of the pot.
- Drill two holes and screw a handle on the saucer.
- Drill another hole on the side of the drill and insert the stick thermometer.
- Transfer it to your backyard and you now have a DIY terracotta pot smoker!
- Put the meat of your choice like chicken, beef or sausages.
- Enjoy this smoker at your next BBQ event!
Grilling Tools Storage
- Wooden Crate
- 3 Hooks
- 2 Hinges
- Nails and Screws
- Drill + Drill bits
- Hook and eye hardware
- Paint + paintbrush
- Disposable Gloves
- Grilling Tools
- Grilling Condiments and Flavoring
- Buy a wooden crate from the letgo app!
- Disassemble and take out the two wooden planks on top of the crate.
- Attach it by using hammer and nails to the bottom and the top of the crate to resemble a box.
- Install 3 hooks on the second plank of the wooden crate. Install the hooks by using a drill and drill bits.
- Insert a plank perpendicular to the crate and place it on top of the second plank where the hooks are located.
- Put a plywood on top and assemble it by attaching the two hinges on the bottom of the plywood. This connects the plywood and the crate together.
- Attach chains on both sides of the crate and connect it to the plywood. Secure this with a screw eye.
- Attach a hook and an eye on the side of the crate. This will close and open your storage.
- Paint the wood (in the color of your choice!) and let it dry. It might take two coats for an even and more polished look.
- Install this in your backyard wall or even just decorate it in an empty spot in your backyard.
- Hang grilling tools on the hooks and add your grilling condiments and flavoring on the top shelf.
- Now showcase your upcycled wooden crate into a DIY Grilling Storage!