The warm weather will be back before you know it! These easy-to-make DIY firepit ideas are here to make your summer the best one ever: whether you want to cook your food over an open fire or just snuggle up while you drink some beers, these simple projects will make a great addition to your yard.
Round or square, stone or concrete blocks, no matter what your style there is a tutorial on this list that you are sure to love. There is even a tutorial on how to make a tabletop firepit to keep you warm and toasty when you do not have much outdoor space. Many of these DIY firepits are also budget friendly so anyone can add some warmth to their yard! If you love repurposing old objects, there are even some DIY firepit designs on this list for you. Who knew you could create a firepit out of an old washing machine drum or a wheel? If you do not want to do a lot of building, try one of the inground firepits. Read on for shopping lists and tutorials for all 27 awesome DIY firepit ideas.
1. Stone Firepit with Half Wall
Stone fire pits look incredibly neat and go with almost any kind of home decor. They are incredibly easy to make and are the perfect way to utilize your backyard space. All you need to make this fire pit is stone bricks, some heavy duty glue or cement. Simply outline the area that you want to cover and work along that.
2. Easy DIY Round Stone Firepit
If you want to make a circularly shaped fire pit, you can do so using the same technique that we mentioned in the previous example. All you need to do is make the outlined area that you are using smaller and circular. Make sure that all your bricks are placed correctly in place to avoid it from falling apart.
3. $50 Concrete Tree Ring Firepit
Concrete tree rings make for a brilliant fire pit. Stack two or more tree rings on top of each other. Make a smaller circle using smaller concrete rings on the inside. You can place some stones or pebbles in between the two rings to make it look nicer and to give it a good finishing touch.
4. Repurposed Washing Machine Drum Firepit
If you have an old washing machine at home or a washing machine drum that isn’t being used, you can easily turn that into a nifty little fire pit. You may need to do a few tweaks before you can use this as your fire pit, which is incredibly easy to do and don’t take up that much time.
5. Simple $60 DIY Stone Firepit
You can create a simple three-tier fire pit at an incredibly cheap cost if you know what to do. Make a circle out of concrete blocks, and cover the inner base entirely. Stack the blocks up to three tiers and make sure that they are secured well so that they don’t fall over and you have a nice, simple fire pit ready for use!
6. Easy DIY Concrete Firepit Tutorial
Base level firepits are incredibly classy and easy to make. They look like they have been professionally done, even though almost anyone can pull this off quickly. You will have to set the base of the pit slightly deeper into the ground, so make sure that your surface is sufficient enough to handle the depth.
7. Fancy Brick Firepit with Benches
No one said that fire pits have to be dull and unappealing. If done right, you can make a fire pit look more detailed, with just a few concrete blocks, and a little bit of creativity. The way the blocks are stacked in this one is an example of an innovative way to make your fire pit and to place your blocks.
8. Square Concrete and Stone Firepit
Square fire pits are just as good as circular fire pits. The technique to achieve a square fire pit instead of a circular one is the same, all you need is concrete blocks and concrete mix. You start by outlining the area that you want to work with and build your pit from there. Two or three tiers of blocks should be enough for a full pit.
9. DIY Round Firepit with Back
If you don’t want just a regular firepit and want something that can be the center of attention, try building a teardrop-shaped fire pit. You may need to pay a little attention to the blocks and their placement if you want to achieve the right shape. Be sure to check the measurements of the blocks and their placement before you set them in stone.
10. Super Easy Stacked Stone Firepit
If you have a sandy or muddy ground that you want to convert into a place for a fire pit, all you need to do is dig a hole and place a few big stones around it. If you want to give your fire pit more height, you can also stack the rocks one on top of the other. You don’t need to use concrete to set these in place, though it would help if you want to keep this pit for a long time.