15 DIY Fire Pit Ideas | DIY Formula

15 DIY Fire Pit Ideas

A DIY Fire Pit is a great addition to your backyard, as it will provide you with a cozy and comfortable setting in which to spend quality time with your family and friends. Besides being a welcomed aesthetic addition to your property, a DIY fire pit is also highly practical and can be used for an occasional barbecue.

Therefore, here are 15 extraordinary fire pit ideas which you will love, and which you’ll definitely consider embellishing your yard with.

1. Simple Circular DIY Fire Pit

Simple circular fire pit in backyard

Nice and Simple Fire Pit.

Source

The Simple round DIY Fire Pit is the classic fire pit option which you can build and set up in your backyard. Simple and elegant, it will serve a multitude of purposes, from preparing barbecues to just sitting down and contemplating the fire.

Building this fire pit is not the easiest DIY undertaking you will have come up across, and will require at least some skill and experience with handling bricks and mortar. However, if correctly planned, the whole task should not last more than one day.

You Need:

2. Circular DIY Fire Pit With Paved Patio and Stone Bench

DIY Fire Pit with circular bench on patio

Take it to the next level with a paved patio.

Source

This a more complex version of the above fire pit, one who will go beyond its basic function, and also provide you with an extended degree of comfort. Building it, however, is a considerably more complex operation due to the need of integrating the fire pit with the paved patio and the stone bench.

Once finished, however, it will provide you with a comfortable and beautiful space in which to spend quality time with your loved ones.

You Need:

  • Granite Bricks
  • Mortar
  • Shovel
  • Trowel
  • Spirit Level

3. Cinder Block Fire Pit

DIY cinder block fire pit with burning fire

The ultimate urban fire pit!

Source

This is a low-cost DYI fire pit option that will nevertheless fulfill its purpose as well as any other fire pit. If you are into urban aesthetics, this fire pit is something you might consider going for. The real advantage of this backyard fire pit is the simplicity of its construction and associated logistics. It can be used for both practical and leisure purposes.

You Need:

  • Cinder Blocks
  • Mortar
  • Gravel
  • Trowel
  • Floor tiles

4. Table DIY Fire Pit With Net Lid

DIY Fire Pit on table, with net lid

An elegant solution for a romantic backyard fire.

Source

The table fire pit is always a great choice for outdoor cooking, as it allows for tons of fun recipes to be prepared directly on the fire, in the middle of your garden table. Nevertheless, this homemade fire pit requires some carpentry skills, which are necessary for successfully embedding the fire pit in the table and ensuring that the table itself is not exposed to high temperatures.

You Need:

  • Wooden Planks
  • Square painted wooden board
  • Iron Cauldron
  • Net Lid
  • Nails
  • Tool Set

5. Simple Buried DIY Fire Pit

Simple buried DIY Fire Pit build with bricks

Easy-to-build solution for any yard.

Source

Easy to build, this square fire pit design is what you’ll want to choose if a cozy and safe backyard fire is what you’re aiming for. This brick fire pit is really simple to construct, and will not require any consistent building experience. On the contrary, enthusiasm and a little engineering common sense will be more than sufficient for building this simple fire pit.

You Need:

  • Standard Bricks
  • Floor Tiles
  • Shovel

6. Simple Square DIY Fire Pit

Simple Square DIY Fire Pit idead for your Patio

Simple solution for barbecues

Source

This fire pit is the perfect choice for people interested in preparing regular barbecues in the comfort of their own backyard. The square raised shape is ideal for placing a grill on top, when necessary. It’s also reasonably easy to build, with the only difficulty being posed by carrying the heavy bricks and mortar to the final location.

You Need:

  • Standard Bricks
  • Grill
  • Mortar

7. Half-Closed DIY Fire Pit

Semi-Fire Pit, build from cinder blocks

A fireplace in your backyard!

Source

A rather unconventional fire pit, this cinder block and steel grate contraption is a great choice if an outdoors fireplace is what you’re looking for. Besides being easy to build, it can also be easily adapted for preparing barbecues and meals.

You Need:

8. Double-Layered Galvanized Steel DIY Fire Pit

DIY Fire pit from galvanized steel cylinders and gravel

If you don’t mind the construction site aesthetics, this is the choice for you!

Source

Fun to build and safe for your garden or backyard, the galvanized steel fire pit is a good choice if you’re looking for an easy and cheap solution for enjoying an evening fire in your backyard. While not that aesthetic, the gravel insulation between the two galvanized steel cylinders will ensure that the fire pit is safer to have, especially if you have kids and/or pets. Do take care, in any case!

You Need:

  • Galvanized steel concentric cylinders
  • Gravel

9. Boulder DIY Fire Pit

DIY Fire Pit Made From Boulders and Sand

This DIY Fire Pit will turn your backyard into the perfect tribal gathering site!

Source

Go primitive with this great backyard fire pit that will leave everyone impressed. However, plan everything carefully before embarking on this endeavor. Make sure you’re using boulders of a suitable size, which you can handle without injuring yourself. The great advantage of this homemade fire pit is that it provides comfortable heating in the garden during colder months, due to the amount of heat which remains stored in the boulders for a long time after the fire burns low.

You Need:

  • Granite Boulders (adapt size to transportation possibility)
  • Wheelbarrow

10. Square Metal DIY Fire Pit

DIY Fire Pit with a modern feel

Capture the spirit of modernity in this metal fire pit!

Source

The fire pit of choice for people enjoying a more modern touch to their patio props. The black polished metal provides makes for a great contrast with a paved patio, and will give your backyard an avant-garde look. However, you should be careful, especially if you have children playing around, as the metal can become extremely hot after being exposed to the fire.

You Need:

  • Polished Metal Boards
  • Gravel

11. Circular Buried DIY Fire Pit

A DIY Circular Buried Fire Pit

Keep it rustic with this simple circular fire pit.

Source

The circular buried fire pit is perhaps the most accessible backyard fire pit idea you can take into consideration without giving up the classical fire pit shape. This is also its main advantage, making it a great compromise idea for people who simply don’t have the time or resources to invest into a more complicated fire pit idea. With a few finishing touches, you can even make it look great.

You Need:

  • Standard Bricks
  • Shovel

12. DIY Bathtub Fire Pit

DIY Bathtub Fire Pit in the Garden

Go crazy with this DIY Bathtub Fire Pit!

Source

Go wild with this DIY Fire Pit that will surely generate a lot of talk around the neighborhood. If you have an old bathtub and a few other things, it will be quite easy to make. The cool thing about the old metal bathtubs is that it’s actually a great item you can use to build a buried fire pit, as it’s resistant to both heat and humidity. Better get ready for some state of the art bathtub barbecues!

You Need:

  • Cast Iron Bathtub
  • Shovel
  • Gravel

13. Well-On-Fire DIY Fire Pit

DIY Fire Pit made from washing machine drum, shaped as a water well

Impress your friends with this creative fire pit idea

Source

Get Creative with a fire pit resembling a water well. Used mainly for aesthetic and heating purposes, this fire pit will require a considerable amount of creative work on your behalf to make it work. However, it’s a really nice addition to your garden, as it represents a true embodiment of how you can use scrap materials to create a work of art.

You Need:

  • Old washing machine drum
  • Wooden planks
  • Metal poles
  • Tool set

14. Metal Bucket DIY Fire Pit

DIY Metal Bucket Fire Pit in the backyard

Nothing is easier!

Source

Not the most stunningly beautiful solution out there, but perhaps the easiest, the metal bucket fire pit will allow you to enjoy a fire on a cold evening just as well as any other fire pit idea out there.

You Need:

15. Stylish Mediterranean DIY Fire Pit

DIY Circular Fire Pit with composite bricks

Stun your friends with this exquisite DIY Fire Pit

Source

Complicated to make but extremely rewarding, the Mediterranean DIY Fire Pit is a true work of art and will require considerable effort and skill to build. However, once finished, it will make your backyard resemble the leisure area of a Renaissance Palace.

You Need:

  • Granite slates
  • Steel Cauldron
  • Mortar
  • Gravel

Bottom Line

Whether a complicated project or a simple backyard undertaking, a DIY fire pit is a lot a fun and will bring you a much-needed relaxing activity in the evening! For more ideas to beautify your backyard, check out these 6 beautiful DIY greenhouse designs that are easy to build and offer fresh food.

One Response

  1. Ellen Reply

Reply

Pin It on Pinterest