You can make a compost bin from just about anything. One consideration, though, is how important it is for your compost bin to look attractive. If it's tucked away in the back corner of your yard, appearance may be a low priority. If it's in full view of the deck, you may want to spend a little more cash to build a state-of-the-art bin. Here are some suggestions. Wrap snow fence around a square of metal stakes for a good, quick compost bin. Stack concrete blocks in a square several feet high. Stand four pallets on end and wire them together. Make a ring of woven wire fencing. You can also go to www.bhg.com and search for "compost bin" to see a simple bin to build.