20 Easy and Cheap DIY Outdoor Fire Pit Ideas

A backyard fire pit is a great spot to huddle around when the sun goes down and the temperature drops, or when you’re having a killer outdoor party and grilling up a bunch of meat and vegetables for your family and friends. Although you can buy a ready made fire pit from stores, building one by yourself is much more exciting and you get exactly what you want.

We have put together a list of easy DIY fire pit ideas that will really inspire you to make a fire pit with your own hands. Whether your tastes are modern, classic, eclectic and whether you are a master DIYer or a novice, you are sure to find some fire pit ideas that will warm your heart.





1. Washing Machine Drum Firepit

Upcycle Washing Machine Drum into Firepit

Instructions: House & Fig


2. Square Concrete Fire Pit

Square Concrete Fire Pit

Instructions: DIY Network


3. Overlaid Stone Fire Pit

Overlaid Stone Fire Pit

Instructions: Our Fairfield Home & Garden


4. Cinder Block Firepit

Build a Block Fire Pit Using Cinder Blocks

Instructions: The Dirty Loft





5. $50 Fire Pit Using Concrete Tree Rings

$50 fire pit using concrete tree rings

Instructions: Instructables


6. Concrete Fire Pit Bowl

Concrete Fire Pit Bowl

Instructions: eHow


7. Old Steel Rim Fire Pit

Old Steel Rim Fire Pit

Instructions: TractorbyNet


8. Whiskey Fire Pit

Whiskey Fire Pit

Instructions: So You Think You’re Crafty


9. Metal Fire Pit

Instructions: The Brick House


10. Stone & Metal Bowl Pit

Instructions: In Krust And Sawdust


11. Fire Pit Made From Pre-Made Fire Pit and Retaining Blocks

Fire Pit Made From Pre-Made Fire Pit and Retaining Blocks

Instructions: Creatively Southern


12. Fire Pit with BBQ Grill

Instructions: Red Door Home


13. Cast Stone with Natural Stone Cap Fire Pit

Cast Stone with Natural Stone Cap Fire Pit

Instructions: This Old House


14. Stacked Stone Fire Pit

Stacked Stone Fire Pit

Instructions: Houzz


15. Personalized DIY Fire Pit

Personalized Fire Pit

Instructions: Sharpe Creations


16. Modern Concrete DIY Fire Pit

Concrete Fire Pit

Instructions: HomeMade Modern


17. Submerged Fire Pit

Submerged Fire Pit

Instructions: TuffGuardHose


18. Retaining Wall Fire Pit

Retaining Wall Fire Pit

Instructions: Bower Power


19. Fire Pit Using Free Bricks and an Old Chiminea

Fire Pit Using Free Bricks and an Old Chiminea

Instructions: Marty’s Musings


20. Fire Pit Swing Set

Awesome Fire Pit Swing Set

Instructions: The Owner-Builder Network





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20 Easy and Cheap DIY Outdoor Fire Pit Ideas

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