15 Awesome DIY Fire Pit Ideas for Your Best BBQ


DIY Concrete Fire Pit

While this may appear complicated upon first glance, the concrete fire bowl in an easy project made from inexpensive materials – so much cheaper than purchasing a commercially produced version! All you need is two bowls of varying sizes (it’s best to use thrifted bowls, as the concrete will coat them), a bit of traditional concrete mix, cloth, water, and high grit sandpaper.

Large DIY Fire

Check out the tutorial on how to make a simple DIY outdoor fire pit @istandarddesign

Tutorial: www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com


A larger DIY fire pit is certainly an option if you have a larger plot of land and are looking for a place for friends and family to gather on a chilly evening. This version also works great if you have an empty spot in your yard you’re looking to fill. This pit calls for a small investment in limestone retaining wall rock, which is available at all the large home improvement retailers, and some good, old fashioned elbow grease. Simply follow the instructions in the tutorial.

Fireglass Pit

Who doesn’t love the fire and ice look? You can easily achieve this desirable aesthetic with a simple blue fire glass kit. Please note that fire glass produces more heat with the same amount of gas and radiates and absorbs it better than concrete or stone. You may use any of the DIY methods listed in this post, and simply fill your desired pit with colored fire glass – often readily available, and inexpensive, at most big box craft retailers.

Simple Fire Pit

Did you know you can use something as simple as cinder blocks to create the perfect outdoor fire pit? This version also involves a bit of digging, but the end product is flush with the surrounding ground and the perfect spot to share some frosty cocktails with friends.

Stacked Stone Fire Pit

The next DIY option on our list uses stacked stone and slate for a traditional, camp or ‘log cabin’ aesthetic – thanks in part to the use of old tress stumps as seating around the finished pit. This example just goes to show that found objects can be a great addition to any craft project. As they say, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Repurposed Shopping Cart Fire Pit

In keeping with the theme of trash to treasure, this next DIY fire pit option really relies on re-purposing found objects – a shopping cart. While it may not be the most aesthetically pleasing option out there, the price tag is incredibly low – just $15 to complete. Keep in mid, for this to work the shopping cart must have a chrome finish, and you’ll need to make sure to remove all plastic and rubber that will melt when exposed to high temperatures.


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