I put together a couple of compost bins last weekend and managed to fill them up this weekend. They were really easy to make too. I just bought some wire fencing from the tractor supply store and some zip ties. I formed two round bins -- about 3 feet in diameter. I used the zip ties to keep the bin closed. I can easily snip those off to open it up and get the compost out.
I placed them on the side of our property -- because compost piles are not exactly pretty to look at. Last Fall when we moved into the home, we raked a HUGE pile of leaves into this area. I stacked it up the best I could, but the wind and snow flattened my pile out over the winter. Some of it has decomposed, but a bunch of the leaves look like they did last fall. I'm hoping these compost bins help speed things up. I also need more nitrogen to get things going faster (I don't have a good source for manure yet). I may need to make another one to hold this year's leaves. Anyway, I'm happy with how they turned out. I'm looking forward to having all that gorgeous compost to use in my garden next year.