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DIY Fire Pit Ideas + Buying Options for Non-DIYers

July 15, 2021

A DIY fire pit can transform a basic backyard into an awesome hangout space. There are also some stylish and affordable fire pits you can buy if you don't have the time or desire to make your own. We have pulled together the best options out there!

Y'all know outside time has been on my mind lately. Last week I shared a round-up of the best outdoor games and I also recently shared my tips for simple summer routines.

I've also been thinking a lot about what has made us love our outdoor spaces at our current home and at our last home. One of the things that we have loved in both spaces is FIRE! There's nothing quite like a fire to make a space feel cozy and relaxing. It also warms spaces up in the spring and fall (and helps keep bugs away in the summer)!

We love the renovation we did on our back deck at our last home. We also built an awesome bar and redid the backyard landscaping. But one of my favorite things we added that really take our enjoyment of the deck to the next level was adding 2 fire pit columns. DIY fire pit ideas can transform a basic backyard. There are also amazing options if you don't have the time and energy to make your own. These are the best options out there for both!!

In our current home, we are fortunate to have an outdoor fireplace in our screened-in-porch and we love it. But part of me also misses our old fire columns!

Of course, before we made the final decision to purchase the fire columns at our old house, I perused a million different DIY fire pits! I wanted to share the best of the best that I found, in case your mind is also turning to how to enjoy your outside space more this summer and fall. This is the perfect time to do the grunt work so you can have an awesome spot for family and friend time as long as summer lasts and when it cools off this fall!

DIY Fire Pits

This concrete Fire bowl from Man Made DIY is so unique. Y'all know I love anything concrete ;) and the bowl shapes gives it a cool modern feel.

concrete bowl fire pit

A great tutorial for a circular DIY fire pit, Bower Power did a great job on this classic shape. It is perfect if you want a more traditional look!

round DIY fire pit

Homemade Modern's square concrete fire pit is sleek and cool! It has nice wide sides, which I really like, and is a modern take on the conventional round fire pit.

square concrete fire pit

The easy 4-step DIY fire pit by A Beautiful Mess is perfect for anyone looking to put together a fire pit that looks great in a short amount of time! The end results are great and who can argue with 4 steps being easy?!?

round block fire pit

This fire pit with a bench from Allen on Instructables is amazing. I love that it is a patio with a fire pit in the middle, but the bench is what really makes it awesome! What a great place to gather and hang out!

fire pit with bench

This stacked stone fire pit on Houzz is beautiful. It is a classic look that I really love. It is a little bit rustic but still really functional.stacked stone DIY fire pit

A totally different twist, this metal and glass fire pit by The Art of Doing Stuff is a smaller version. Made to sit on top of table, it is perfect for a smaller deck or a cozy sitting space. ANd the design is gorgeous!
 
metal and glass fire pit
 
A super cool idea is this rustic DIY fire pit by Greco Design CompanyIf you are looking for something that has more of a campfire vibe, this is the one for you!
 
natural rock fire pit

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Fire Pits to Buy

Is a DIY fire pit not something you want to tackle? There are tons of amazing options out there that you can buy! Check out these great options I found. Keep in mind that with lots of fire pits that are propane-powered, there is a tank. The reason we chose fire columns for our last home is that the tank sits inside the column.

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DIY fire pit ideas can transform a basic backyard. There are also amazing options if you don't have the time and energy to make your own. These are the best options out there for both!!
DIY fire pit ideas can transform a basic backyard. There are also amazing options if you don't have the time and energy to make your own. These are the best options out there for both!!
DIY fire pit ideas can transform a basic backyard. There are also amazing options if you don't have the time and energy to make your own. These are the best options out there for both!!

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