DIY Fire Pit Ideas

Perfect weather means it’s a perfect time to build a fire pit.  This is something that’s on my wish list this year.  I know we’ll be building our own when the time comes so I’ve started searching for inspiration.   I’ve got a list of several DIY fire pit ideas that range from simple and basic to slightly more complex.  Plenty of budget friendly options as well!

DIY Fire Pits are one of those projects that can easily be done in a weekend, depending on your skill level, time, and details.  Definitely some labor involved, but so worth the outcome.  I can’t wait to check this one off the list and enjoy some fun nights by the fire.

DIY Fire Pit Ideas

DIY Fire Pit Ideas

This one from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom is one of my favorites.  Simple and budget friendly, but perfect.  And wait until you see the setting they have with the trees and the string lights glowing at night.  It’s an amazing backyard escape!

DIY Fire Pit Ideas
image credit: Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Serena from Thrift Diving shows you how to build a fire pit from a fire pit kit! Catchy rhyming, huh? She’s even got a video tutorial to show you all the details. As well as some necessary precautions you can’t forget before you get started.

DIY Fire Pit Ideas
image credit: Thrift Diving

Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl knocked this one outta the park. Seating, in ground fire pit, and it’s the perfect place for smores and late nights by the fire. And her directions are spot on complete with measurements and diagrams.

DIY Fire Pit Ideas
image credit: Pretty Handy Girl

Wait until you see the backyard transformation from The DIY Village!  It’s stunning and I am in love! They came up with a non traditional fire pit and the perfect landscaping to compliment the area. This one’s a must see for sure!

DIY Fire Pit Ideas - Stacked Stone Fire Pit

And if you don’t have the space for a backyard fire pit, check out this genius build from The Interior Frugalista. It’s perfect for a deck and so creative. Her space is so amazing and they even built a DIY Water Wall. Seriously?? I can’t imagine how peaceful it is to sit there and relax!

DIY Fire Pit Ideas - Fire Bowl Table
image credit: The Interior Frugalista

And talk about a makeover! This easy DIY Fire Pit from Madness & Method is a genius idea to use what you have and make it better. I love the spacing of the stones which allows for more warmth on those cool nights.

DIY Fire Pit Ideas
image credit: Madness & Method

Melissa from Polka Dot Chair has a simple and fabulous DIY Fire Pit idea using stones from a home and garden store and pre made fire ring. No fancy installation needed and it’s perfect!

DIY Fire pit ideas with pre made copper ring
image credit: Polka Dot Chair

Happiness is Homemade shows that you don’t have to build the fire pit to have a fabulous DIY Fire Pit area. I’m loving her cheery and colorful furniture that make her fire pit area the perfect place to hang out!

DIY Fire Pit Ideas
image credit: Happiness is Homemade

This might be one of my favorite upcycles ever! A DIY Fire Pit from a washing machine drum from House and Fig! Talk about reusing something that would ordinarily be taking up space in a landfill.  This one is definitely more complicated and requires some welding skills, but well worth the effort.

DIY Fire Pit Ideas
image credit: House and Fig

A DIY Fire Pit from a whisky barrel! That’s just what Tauni & Co did for this one and it’s amazing! She’s got a detailed tutorial on how to make your own and I love the creativity of this one for sure!

image credit: Tauni & Co

And this one from Eighteen 25 is the one I think my kiddos would like the most because it looks like a stack of Legos! Super crafty use of bright colored stones and a rectangle shape instead of circular make this DIY Fire Pit one of my faves!

image credit: Eighteen 25
Here’s to long summer nights full of smores and fun!

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DIY Fire Pit Ideas

And if you’re looking for other ways to fill up those summer days, check out my Cheap Summer Bucket List Ideas!  Perfect for families and saving money!


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