These fire pit ideas and designs will transform your backyard. Check out this list of 27 ways to update your outdoor space with a fire pit!
27 Hottest Fire Pit Ideas And Designs To Make For Your Backyard
My family just loves to spend time outside. Whether it be watching the stars at night, having a weekend barbecue or simply hanging out, we’ll always find an excuse to stay out. I guess we’re really just outdoor people. So when I saw a fire pit on Pinterest, I realized we needed something like it to give our backyard a makeover. I still couldn’t quite decide which one to build so I rounded up 27 fire pit ideas I’m sure you’ll want to try. So keep scrolling and start building your fire pit for the homestead.
1. DIY washing machine drum firepit
Make this upcycled fire pit in an hour…for only 10 bucks! Full instructions here.
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 Fall evening with your family and friends (and marshmallows, too!), then click here for full tutorial.
3. DIY Square Fire Pit
This is one of our fire pit ideas that 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.
4. In-ground fire pit
‘Tis the perfect weather for making s’mores by the fire pit. 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, then check out this metal-y version of an outdoor fire pit. Click here for full instructions.
7. Mini fire pit in a Glass Box
Contain your fire pit in a glass like you do with your fish in an aquarium. Full tutorial here.
8. The Ultimate Fire Pit
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
Create the perfect patio and 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 (yes, that is a shopping cart)
If you ever wanted a fire pit without spending more than 80 bucks, then this is for you. 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
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
Amp up your garden’s 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.
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. Full instructions here.
18. Wheelbarrow Fire Pit
More like a transient fire pit – simply burn a pile of stake 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. 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.
21. Gas Fire Pit Table
Save yourself thousands of bucks by making your own gas fire pit. Click here for an easy five-step tutorial.
22. DIY Fire Pit from re-purposed materials
Click here and see how this guy built a fire pit from re-purposed materials and a 20 dollar bill. Simply ingenious!
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 flames of an outdoor fire pit without leaving your home. Click here for instructions.
24. DIY Flameless Fire Pit
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
Check out this tutorial and create your own Zen Fire Garden.
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. Click here for full instructions.
Want to see how it’s done? Then watch this easy and quick firepit tutorial from CrypticCRICKET:
That’s all, fellow homesteaders! 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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