My favorite time of the year is when the weather is chill enough and we're having a family and friends gathering around our fire pit, toasting marshmallows, making s’mores, and enjoying the moment.
So guess what I’m bringing you today?
You probably guessed it…a bunch of different DIY fire pit ideas. Hopefully, they’ll inspire you so you can spend the time outdoors with your family as much as I already am.
Here they are:
1. The $60 Fire Pit
This fire pit is totally simple. She gives you a great materials list and the price she paid for each item on the list. This is a great thing to have because it should help give you a ballpark figure for what you should expect to pay.
But this fire pit is also wonderful because the design is super simple. I honestly think I could get out in our yard and have it whipped up in no time. (That is saying something, my friends, because my husband is the master carpenter between the two of us!) So if you need functional, budget-friendly, and simple this fire pit could be it.
2. Easy Fire Pit Ideas
When you visit the website you’ll notice in the heading it says ‘it’s easy.’ That is a good sign! When they include that it is usually because it is a super simple project. So if you are someone that thinks, ‘gee, I’d love a fire pit, but I’m just not the builder type.’
Well, fear not because this design is another simple one. So if you stand a chance at building a fire pit, this one might be the one. Cut yourself some slack, check it out, and then take a chance. The worst case scenario is you have the materials on hand for someone else to build it for you.
3. Boulder Fire Pit
This is actually a link to where you can purchase a fire pit that is made from a boulder. Then they turn it into a gas fire pit.
Now, I understand that this may not be as rustic as you’d hoped since it is gas. But if you are not a DIY person then this might be a good option. Or you could use this as inspiration to create your own boulder fire pit that doesn’t operate on gas. Totally up to you.
4. The Gravel Fire Pit
This is a wonderful outdoor oasis. It has a basic rock fire pit. You could buy these rocks, or just gather them yourself if you live near a body of water.
Then all you would need to do is gather the wood to burn, place a few Adirondack chairs around the fire pit, and place gravel for safety. You’d have a great place to hang out with friends.
5. The $40 Cinderblock Fire Pit
I love this fire pit. My reasoning is that it is easy to build, cheap to buy the materials, and very functional. This is literally something you could throw together quickly and get busy enjoying it.
So if you need a great place to hang out during the brisk fall temperatures then consider this fire pit. If you are skilled at putting things together, then you could put it up and have friends over for s’mores that evening.
6. In-Ground Fire Pit Ideas
Are you on a tight budget? But you still want a cool space at your house to host get-togethers? Then this fire pit could potentially be right up your alley.
These plans tell you exactly how to build it, and they require very few materials. But it doesn’t stop this fire pit from looking great. So if you need something cozy but simple then give this fire pit a glance.
7. The 9-Step Fire Pit
This fire pit appears super easy to put together. The plans appear very thorough as well. So if you are looking for a basic design then you should definitely check this fire pit out.
It a circular fire pit with ample of room for chairs to be placed around it. It would be a perfect style to roast marshmallows and hot dogs. What better way to spend a fall evening?
8. The One Hour Fire Pit
This fire pit is another circular one. It is built from stone and would fit into most any backyard setting. Plus, it appears it would have ample room for plenty of friends and family to gather around it.
But what makes this fire pit so great is that it is simple to construct. The author of the post claims it can be built in an hour. Any project that takes that little amount of time has to be pretty easy to build. And you end up with a great gathering spot to boot.
9. The Backyard DIY Fire Pit
This fire pit is also circular, as a lot of fire pits are. But the design of this one appears to be another really easy one. You basically begin with a metal fire ring in the middle.
Then you’ll place brick around the outside of it for reinforcements and for appearance. So if you are familiar with brick then this fire pit could be something you’d be very comfortable constructing.
10. DIY Fire Pit And Seating Area
I love the fire pit plans that not only show me a fire pit but also show me a great seating area to accompany it. That is what I, personally, want because I don’t just want a fire pit. I want a hangout spot.
So if you are like me and want the full picture then you should check these plans out. The design is very simple so it wouldn’t be hard for most to construct. But you look and be the judge if this is a project you would love to take on or not.
11. The Inexpensive Backyard Fire Pit
Okay, let’s be real. Nothing I’ve shared with you so far appears to be that expensive. But this particular fire pit claims to be very inexpensive.
So for that reason alone, it is worth the glance. If you can have a nice looking fire pit with very little cost attached, then why wouldn’t you love it?
12. Modern Concrete Fire Pit
I’ll be honest, if I didn’t already have a really awesome fire pit, I would build this one. It just looks cool. How could you not love the bowl shape? And the nice rock features too?
Then to top it off, it isn’t something you have to pay a hefty price for premade. Instead, it is something that you can make yourself. So if a modern fire pit interests you then you should definitely check this one out.
13. The 4-Step Fire Pit
This is another super simple fire pit. It too is circular, and it is built with a fire ring and stone. So you really don’t get much easier than placing a fire ring down and then building around it with stone.
Which means if you are in need of a small gathering space in your yard (no matter the size yard you may have) this fire pit would probably be a good fit.
14. Garden Fireplace With Bench
This is a really neat set-up. It isn’t as solid as a fire pit, but instead, they created this neat indented place for wood to be neatly stacked.
Then they took it one step further and created a nice bench that you could sit on and enjoy the fireplace. But the bench doubles as a storage space for wood. It is really a great feature for any yard or garden.
15. The Concrete Fire Feature
Let’s say you have a nice sitting area in mind for a patio. You could put a fire pit on this patio, or you could put this awesome fire feature.
The fire feature would be an awesome way to add a little beauty to your sitting area. However, it could also be used to provide a little warmth on cold nights.
16. 6 1-Day Fire Pits
This is a really great post. It shares 6 different fire pit designs that can be easily created in a day. So if you are someone that doesn’t think they could handle anything complicated, then you should certainly check out these designs.
Plus, if you are afraid you are too busy to take on another large project then you should check out these designs too. It is something that can be built in a day and also help you relax from a crammed schedule.
17. The Stacked Stone Fire Pit
If you aren’t working on a particularly tight budget, then this might be a good fire pit design for you. I say that because usually, the stacked stones are a little pricier than working with concrete.
However, they are gorgeous and are also a great way to design a unique fire pit. So if you are desiring a fire pit with character then you should check this one out.
18. The Pit
You’ll understand why I named this one the pit if you read the post. [Hint: She used a fabulous play on words to introduce you to her DIY fire pit.]
But I digress, this fire pit is another basic circular design. She shows you step by step how to accomplish this fire pit. It would be a feasible design for any size yard. So I chalk this one up to functional, fabulous, and one you should give a glance at.
19. The Outdoor Fireplace
I know, I told you this was going to be about fire pits. But as soon as I saw this fireplace, I thought there might be a few of you reading this that are fortunate enough to have the space for this beautiful masterpiece.
Plus, I was hoping someone would have the DIY craftsmanship to make this happen in their yard. If you do, please be so kind as to share the pics with me. I’m putting it mildly when I tell you that this outdoor fireplace would be an amazing space to have around your home, at least in my mind.
20. The DIY Design Fire Pit
This fire pit is another easy design to make. It is also a circular fire pit and is said to cost around $80 to complete the project.
However, what makes this design a little different is that there is a pan inside of it that keeps the wood off of the ground. If you were using a fire pit on a patio this would be a great design for it, most likely.
21. The Backyard Fire Pit
This fire pit is DIY but you’d never guess it by looking at it. They used stone that is similar to what you get when you build a fire pit from a kit.
Then they purchased the bowl and lid separately. You can actually shop around to see what your preference is for the fire pit bowl and lid. It would change the look a little and make it unique to your own preferences.
22. The Instructables Fire Pit
This fire pit is another variation of a circular fire pit. But what I love about this one is that the instructions are so detailed.
They include pictures to accompany every step. Plus, the design is simple too. So if you are someone that is a beginner at building anything yourself, this tutorial might be extremely helpful to you.
23. The Backyard Fireplace
So maybe after you saw the previous post about the outdoor fireplace you thought that you might want to try it. But you felt the other design was just a little above your paygrade.
Well, fear not. Here is another design for an outdoor fireplace that isn’t quite as extravagant but would certainly do the same job. It would also add a little charm to your backyard space, if needed.
24. The Stacked Stone Fire Pit
This fire pit is a lot larger than some of the others mentioned. So if you are a big-time entertainer, or if you just like more elbow room when toasting your marshmallows, then you might want to consider this design.
However, this one is a little more expensive. According to the post, it should be able to be completed for less than $500. So if you have a little larger budget for this project then you might want to check this design out.
25. The Sentimental Fire Pit
I love this fire pit. It isn’t the biggest fire pit, or even different from the traditional circular shape. However, I love the sentimental touch they added to this fire pit.
So they give you step by step instructions on how to construct this circular fire pit. But at the end, you get to do something special. Instead of just pouring rock in the bottom, they put cement. While the cement was still wet, they put the whole family’s handprints in them. That is very special and something unique to each household.
26. The Concrete Tree Ring Fire Pit
This fire pit is unique and inexpensive. According to the post, it should cost around $50 to complete it. But instead of building this fire pit out of plain old concrete, they used concrete tree rings.
It looks different in comparison to a lot of other fire pits we’ve seen. Plus, it looks very simple to put together too. So if you need something easy and inexpensive then you should glance at this design.
27. The Rustic Fire Pit
This fire pit is rustic and different. They basically used large rocks and dirt to Build this fire pit › It might be a little more on the expensive side because of the cost of the large rocks to build it.
But if you love it, then it might be worth the cost to you. Plus, though it is a little modern, it could still pass as rustic too. Therefore, it would mesh in just about any decorative setting.
28. The Masonry Outdoor Fireplace
As you can tell, I’m a little hooked on the outdoor fireplace. They are rustic and cozy while also adding some nice charm to your backyard space.
So if you feel the same way then you might want to check out this design. It is very charming and beautiful. Give me a cup of coffee and a good book, and I could see this being my new hangout spot.
29. The Fire Pit Table Top
So I’ve given you a lot of designs for circular fire pits. But what do you do with the space in your backyard when you don’t want a fire pit?
Well, you know us on this blog. Everything has to be versatile. So why should a fire pit be any different? This table top will cover the open spot of your fire pit and turn it into a great table when you aren’t using it for burning.
30. The Simple DIY Fire Pit
This fire pit is circular and simple. So if you need an easy outdoor space then give these plans a glance. They gave great instructions on how to construct this little fire pit too.
So if you are wanting to get more use from your outdoor space then create your own little oasis. A fire pit is a great start.
31. The $10 Upcycled Fire Pit
This fire pit is awesome. Do you have an old washing machine drum that you no longer use? Well, don’t toss it or leave it to rust. Instead, put it to use as a fire pit.
The best news is it can be upcycled for a whopping $10. So if you’d love to have a fire pit to enjoy your outdoor space even more then give this budget-friendly idea a glance.
32. The Steel Fire Pit
This fire pit is different for a lot of reasons. For starters, it isn’t circular! Instead, it is a square shape. The second difference is it is not built with stone, brick, or concrete.
Instead, this fire pit is built with steel sheets. So if you want something a little more on the modern side then this fire pit could be what you’ve been looking for.
33. The Personal Fire Pit
Do you just like the warmth that a small flame brings to an outdoor space? Or maybe you love s’mores and don’t want to share. Either way, I get it!
So if you’d like to have a personal and inexpensive fire pit then build this one. It is created from a planter and a few other inexpensive items. That way you can have a warm glow on your patio, or a personal flame to make s’mores any time you want.
34. The Patio and Fire Pit
So you want a fire pit, but you’d like to have it in a nice patio area? Well, I can understand that. That is why we are sharing this awesome post.
It not only tells you how to build a great fire pit right in the middle of a patio, but it also shares how to build a great circular patio. This post has the complete package.
35. Portable Fire Pit
This fire pit is great! It takes upcycling to a whole new level. They take an old shopping cart and turn it into a fire pit that can be moved anywhere you like.
Plus, it has a built-in log holder. They use the bottom of the cart as a place to hold logs. So this way you always have wood on hand when using the fire pit.
36. Brick Fire Pit
This post is one that has been shared a lot. Though there aren’t great details on how to build it, the picture is rather self-explanatory.
So if you’d like to have a beautiful square brick fire pit then you’ll probably love this. It is charming to say the least.
37. The Home Road Fire Pit
I really like this post. They give you honesty. The authors provide pictures of what they had to work within their yard. Plus, they shared where they struggled with this project.
So if you would like to build a fire pit then you might want to check this design out. For those that have never built a fire pit might find their pointers helpful.
38. The Fire Pit Patio
Do you already have a store bought fire pit? Well, don’t toss it just because I’m trying to give you DIY inspiration.
Instead, build this fabulous patio for your store-bought fire pit. With it, you can have a great place to gather and enjoy it like you’ve probably never done before.
39. The Tractor Wheel Fire Pit
Do you have an old tractor wheel? Well, there are lots of different ways to upcycle it. But for now, I want to point out how that old tractor wheel could become your next fire pit.
This post offers great instructions and pictures to help you through the building process. What a unique piece to add charm to your yard.
40. The Fire Pit and Planter
This was actually discovered through a Facebook post. So there aren’t great instructions on building this masterpiece.
However, if you are someone that can look at an idea and run with it then you might love this design. It is meant to hold lots of flowers, offer a sitting area, and have a great fire pit.
41. Fire Pit Seating Ideas
This post shares many great ideas for seating around a fire pit. So if you are someone that wants a ‘fire pit area’ without actually building your own fire pit then this post might offer a good selection for you.
So you’ll notice that most of these are based around store-bought fire pits which might be a good fit for some. Either way, I hope their ideas inspire you.
42. The $125 Fire Pit
This fire pit looks really good. It is circular and made from stone as others we’ve mentioned.
However, this fire pit has a pan in it that keeps the wood from the ground. So this would be a great fit for a patio area.
43. The Mosaic Fire Pit
This fire pit is very different. It is the common circular shape and built with stones which are also common. Yet, this fire pit is different.
It is different because they added different pieces at the top of the fire pit to give it a unique and art inspired feel to it. Each one of these fire pits is guaranteed to be a one of a kind.
44. Fire Pit With Custom Capstone
This fire pit is different in comparison with a lot of the others shown. The reason is that it is rectangular. Plus, it also appears to be lower to the ground than some of the others featured.
However, this fire pit has a capstone that is unique. The author gives a very descriptive post about how to Build this fire pit › Plus, you also get a very detailed materials list which is very helpful as well.
45. The Koi Pond Fire Pit Ideas
This post is another one of inspiration instead of a ‘how-to.’ However, the author showed how she took what was once a Koi pond in her yard and transformed it into a really neat looking fire pit.
Again, if you are someone that can see things and figure out how to transform them then this might be a good selection for you.
46. The Simple Fire Pit
I know we’ve called a lot of these fire pits ‘simple.’ But this one really appears to be. It basically sums up as you dig a hole in the ground, surround it with firebrick.
Then you’ll build it up in stone and you have a great looking fire pit. Obviously, the actual post will go into great detail for you. But it is definitely a great looking fire pit.
47. DIY Portable Fire Pit
If you are someone that likes the look of a fire pit on a smaller scale, or maybe you live in an apartment without a lot of room for a fire pit?
Well, don’t worry. With this tabletop fire pit, you will be roasting marshmallows in no time. It looks super simple to create too.
48. The Wheelbarrow Fire Pit
This post doesn’t go into great detail on how to actually construct this fire pit. However, I think it is safe to say that between the picture and Google, most people can probably figure out how to build this and use it safely.
I just fell in love with this fire pit when I saw it because of its rustic appearance. So remember to always do really thorough research before building or using anything in regards to fire. You build at your own risk. But please send us pictures if you recreate this beauty.
49. The Pirate Ship Fire Pit
This is another post that doesn’t go into great detail on how to Build this fire pit › Dare I say, this would be something that would take some serious know-how mixed with a lot of artistic ability.
But who knows? Someone reading this might be totally inspired and find a way to successfully build this. Again, you build and utilize at your own risk. But if you are able to recreate this successfully, we’d love to see!
50. The Fire Barrel
This post gives more details on how to build this really awesome table. It looks very rustic and charming at the same time.
So if you would like to have an eye-catching piece on your patio then this could very well be it. Just because it is a table doesn’t mean that you still couldn’t find a way to make s’mores on it, though.
51. A Massive Fire Pit
This fire pit is amazing. They made a huge one and out of very few materials. So if you are on a tight budget then you might want to check into this design.
It may not be as swanky as some. However, it looks as though it will give you the most bang for your buck. You be the judge.
52. The Flower Pot Fire Pit
This is another table top fire pit. It is something that can be made for very little money but would be very handy to have if you live in a place with basically no yard.
So if you can get your hands on a flower pot and a few other materials then you could have your own tabletop fire pit and be making s’mores in no time.
53. From Scratch Tabletop Fire Pit
This fire pit is a little more extensive. You actually make the bowl that everything sits inside of. So it will take a little longer to make but by the looks of it is totally worth the extra effort.
So if you have been in the market for a tabletop fire pit then give this design a glance. You might really like what you see.
54. A Pallet Fire Pit
You’ve seen over and over in this article how people will slide fire pit bowls inside of a fire pit to keep the wood off of the ground.
Well, this design is very similar. Except they made a pallet fire pit and slide the bowl inside of it. It is a very neat and unique idea.
55. The Portable Propane Flower Pot Fire Pit
This fire pit looks really awesome. It would also be easy to utilize as it runs on propane. Now, everyone isn’t into a gas fire pit. But for those that are, you might want to look at this design.
Truthfully, the design looks rather fancy. I wouldn’t have guessed it was made from a flower pot if the post hadn’t told me. So if you are looking for something different, look at this fire pit.
56. Board-Formed Concrete Fire Pit
This is a design meant to inspire you. Unfortunately, the post doesn’t go into detail on how they were able to construct this really awesome looking fire pit.
However, I’m sure with a little research, someone could recreate this masterpiece. I just love how it is made out of concrete but literally looks like it is made from wood.
57. Tree Stump Fire Pit
Our final fire pit ideas is just that, an idea. The post doesn’t share in-depth details on how to create this yourself.
However, if you are someone that can see a picture and recreate it then you would probably be able to safely design this.