These fire pit ideas and designs will go great with any landscaping plans you have for your backyard. If your family loves spending time out in the backyard, watching the stars, or having a barbeque, why not spruce up your home’s outdoor space? Check out this list of 27 ways to update your outdoor space with different backyard fire pit ideas!
27 Hottest Fire Pit Ideas And Designs To Make For Your Backyard
1. DIY Washing Machine Drum Firepit
The best way to start this list of DIY fire pit ideas is with a budget-friendly firepit. Make this upcycled fire pit in an hour for only 10 bucks! Take a look at the full instructions here and start building your own outdoor fireplace!
2. Easy Backyard Fire Pit
If you’d like to make a DIY firepit and have it ready to fire up this weekend for a fun evening with your family and friends (and marshmallows, too!), then click here for full tutorial. You can also use this tutorial to make a cinder block fire pit.
3. DIY Square Fire Pit
This is one of the best outdoor fire pit ideas which doesn’t require a lot of work. With square fire pits, there’s just a bunch of blocks of stones involved. Click here for full tutorial and don’t forget to set up your seating area!
4. In-Ground Fire Pit
‘Tis the perfect weather for making s’mores by this outdoor fire pit. This wood-burning fire pit is safe even in the summer months. Even better, this sunken fire pit will blend in with any landscaping ideas you’ll have in the future. Click here for an easy DIY tutorial.
5. Diy Old Steel Rim Fire Pit
Do you like the idea of having a fire pit in your backyard, but don’t like the notion of having to shell out big bucks for one? Then transform an old tractor rim into a post-modern fire pit! It’s simple, cost effective and definitely works as a fire pit. Click here for instructions.
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6. Fire Pit
If you’re more into welding than digging dirt and mixing mortar when it comes to DIY projects, then check out this industrial version of an outdoor fire pit. Its sleek design goes well with any minimalist garden. Click here for full instructions.
7. Mini Fire Pit in a Glass Box
Do you want something smaller than your fireplace in your living room? This fire pit is idea is perfect for indoors. Contain your fire pit with glass like you do with your fish in an aquarium. Full tutorial here.
8. The Ultimate Fire Pit
No need to worry about cramped seating area around your outdoor fireplace. Make this ultimate fire pit ring that will provide you with the ultimate backyard experience! Food, fun and fire come together in this epic DIY fire pit project. Get the full tutorial here.
9. A Patio and Fire Pit
Looking for a new patio design for your outdoor space? Create the perfect patio fire pit entertaining area where you can gather with your friends and enjoy their company in a hassle-free, cost-effective way. Click here for full tutorial.
10. Portable Fire Pit with Built in Log Storage Rack
If you ever wanted a fire pit without spending more than 80 bucks, then this is for you. You don’t need bricks, wood, or stone for this mobile firepit. All you need is an old shopping cart. Instructions here.
11. Concrete Fire Pit
This version is made of affordable, weather-resistant concrete that creates a sleek, modern look. It’s portable, but sturdy, and uses gel fuel, making it possible to have a quick 30-minute post-grill session fire. See full tutorial here.
12. Paver Fire Pit
This simple fire pit is great for making that useless spot in your garden, well, useful. It’s really simple, and you’ll only need 6 materials for this, including the stake. Get instructions here.
13. Fire Pit with BBQ Grill
Any fire pit can be turned into a barbecue pit, allowing you to cook delicious food over wood fire or charcoal. Enjoy barbecue Sundays with your new and improved backyard fire pit. Get instructions here.
14. Stone-walled Fire Pit
The best DIY projects are the ones you can enjoy every weekend. Melt marshmallows and nibble s’mores while lounging in your Adirondack chair, feet propped up on the rock ledge of your cool stone-walled fire pit. Full instructions here.
15. DIY Garden Fire Pit
Do you spend the end of your work day relaxing in your backyard? Give your garden a relaxing ambiance by adding a nice fire pit to it. Check out these step-by-step instructions here for a hassle-free and cost-effective way to create one.
16. DIY Burning Bowl
Adding a touch of style, a fiery glow, and crackling acoustics, a concrete burning bowl is the perfect go-to project to improve your backyard ambiance. Get instructions here and start building your own burning bowl.
17. DIY Stone Fire Pit
Create a warm and inviting area to hang out in your backyard with this easy-to-make DIY stone fire pit. This classy fire pit will make any outdoor dinner party a great success. Get the full instructions here and get started!
18. Wheelbarrow Fire Pit
Looking for something different, like a wheelbarrow fire pit? This is a lot like a transient fire pit – simply burn a pile of wood in an old, unused wheelbarrow, fire goes out, dump the ashes and you’re good to go. Get ideas here.
19. DIY Fire Pit from cinder blocks
Making your own fire pit is way better and more economical than purchasing a regular stainless steel one at the store. If you have spare cinder blocks from old construction projects, this fire pit idea is perfect for you! Learn how to make one here.
20. DIY Brick Fire Pit
Build a circular masonry fire pit for not much more than the cost of a flimsy store-bought fire ring. With tips from a veteran bricklayer, this website will show you how build your own backyard brick fire pit.
21. Gas Fire Pit Table
Save yourself thousands of bucks by making your own gas fire pit. All you’ll need is an old outdoor table, fire pit, and copper tubing for this propane fire pit. Click here for an easy five-step tutorial.
22. DIY Fire Pit from Re-Purposed Materials
Looking for an affordable fire pit idea that upcycles a lot of material? Click here and see how this guy built a fire pit from re-purposed materials and just 20 dollars. A simply ingenious idea for a large fire pit!
23. Do-It-Yourself Unilock® Fire Pit
There’s nothing like sitting around a campfire–especially when it’s in your backyard! Enjoy the comfy warmth of an outdoor fire pit without leaving your home. Click here for instructions.
24. DIY Flameless Fire Pit
Looking for a fireplace without fire? Let your little adventurers ‘roast’ and enjoy a fire pit indoors with this easy no-flame fire pit idea. It might not keep the house warm, but it sure is beautiful! Full instructions here.
25. Zen Fire Garden
Want your own fire garden? Check out this tutorial and build your own Zen Fire Garden. You can have your fire garden inside or out in your garden to impress any guest!
26. DIY Eco-Friendly Outdoor Fireplace
If all you want is a feature for your entertainment area, and to burn some wood for heat and ambiance, here’s a low cost, eco-friendly solution for you. It looks stunning and is super easy to create. Click here for full tutorial.
27. Wash Pail Fire Pit
This inexpensive DIY fire pit idea looks cool and is great for sitting outside in the evening, especially during cool nights. More importantly, it’s very easy to make! Click here for full instructions.
Watch this quick fire pit tutorial from CrypticCricket to find out how to make a stone fire pit!
A fire pit in your backyard doesn’t have to be expensive. Some fire pit ideas are both affordable and simple to build. Take your favorite DIY fire pit idea and start building your own outdoor fireplace today!
Did you enjoy our list of 27 best fire pit ideas and designs? Let us know in the comments section below what your favorite fire pit ideas are!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on April 16, 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.