Does Your Backyard Need Some Warming Up? Here Are 16 Awesome DIY Fire Pit Ideas

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Creating your own fire pit isn’t as difficult (or expensive) as you might think. These simple projects will completely transform your backyard into a welcoming entertainment spot. Take a browse through – you’ll be roasting smores in no time.

Stone, concrete, square, or round – each of these fire pit ideas is amazing.

1. Fire ring with built-in bench.

Source: Christian Grantham via Flickr

This stone fire pit looks complicated to construct, but it’s actually quite easy! All you’ll need are some stone bricks and heavy-duty glue or cement. Find the step-by-step instructions on Flickr.

2. A washing drum fire pit.

Source: House and Fig

For just $10 you can upcycle an old washing machine drum into an incredible fire pit for you and your family and friends. Head to House and Fig for the tutorial.

3. Sometimes, less is more.

Source: Keeping It Simple Crafts

Keeping It Simple really does keep it simple with this circular fire pit made with concrete pavers.

4. A classy and elegant raised fire pit.

Source: DIY Network

Don’t be intimidated by this beautiful fire pit – it’s surprisingly easy to construct. Just head on over to the DIY Network to find out how.

5. An open-design brick fire pit.

Source: Menards

Get creative with the design of your backyard fire pit. This one places vertical bricks with spacing in between which allows the heat of the fire to warm your toes.

6. Teardrop-shaped fire pit.

Source: Garden Thyme With The Creative Gardener

Round and square fire pits are common – why not switch it up a bit with this beautiful teardrop-shaped focal point? Get the details at Garden Thyme with the Creative Gardener.

7. Large stacked stone fire pit.

Source: Hometalk

Whether you want to have a large bonfire or a small flame, all you really need are some stones. Stack them to whichever size and height you’d like.

8. DIY in-ground fire pit.

Source: TuffGuard Hose

Tuff-Guard Hose has put together a great tutorial on how to create this in-ground fire pit on their website.

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