Create a cozy outdoor space with one of these cheap and easy DIY fire pits. From simple brick firepit ideas to in-ground firepits, there are plenty of DIY fire pit ideas to choose from.
Learn how to build a firepit in your backyard so that you can enjoy evenings with your friends and family roasting marshmallows and relaxing on the patio. There are DIY fire pits here for every budget, style, and skill level, so you are sure to find the perfect project for you! You can find custom fire pit ideas for cinder blocks, concrete blocks, cement, retaining wall blocks, bricks, rocks, metal, and more. Whether you are looking for square or round firepit ideas, there are plenty of different DIY designs to choose from. These homemade fire pit ideas are cheap and easy to make. Most of these outdoor DIY projects can be completed in a few days with inexpensive materials and supplies like sand, pea gravel, shovel, etc. These backyard DIY ideas will allow you to improve your curb appeal on a budget!
Whether you’re looking for modern designs or classic fire pit shapes, this post will help you find the right project idea for your yard. From cheap materials like river rocks to more exotic ones like lava rocks, this guide explores some amazing ideas that can easily be executed by anyone with a little creativity and a weekend or two of work! With countless design options available, you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your style and budget so skip the fire pit kits and build your own. You will find both small and large DIY firepits so that you are sure to find the perfect size of your fire pit to suit your needs and space.
Circular Fire Pits
$50 Firepit Using Concrete Tree Rings from Instructables
Easy Fire Pit DIY from Bower Power
$60 Firepit from Keeping it Simple
Simple Fire Pit from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
DIY Brick Firepit For Only $80 from Daniela Marie
One Hour Firepit from The Shabby Creek Cottage
Stone Fire Pit from Old World Garden Farms
Step-by Step Build Instructions from Tuff Guard Hose
Easy DIY Inexpensive Firepit from Thrifty Little Mom
Retaining Wall Block Fire Pit from Remodelaholic
How to Build A Firepit from Goods Home Designs
Easy 4 Step Fire Pit from A Beautiful Mess
Landscape Wall Stone Firepit from eHow
Step-by-Step DIY Tutorial from This Old House
$100 Fire Pit from Family Handyman
DIY Backyard Fire Pit (7 Steps) from Zillow
Professional-Looking Firepit for $125 from How to Nest for Less
Stone Fire Pit from DIY Network
Budget-Friendly Firepit (Nifty Video Tutorial) from Facebook
Multi Level One Kids (source unknown)
$30 Retaining Wall Block Firepit from Always Chasing Life
$75 Fire Pit from How Choo
$127 Decorative Firepit from Mommy’s Kitchen
Built-In Style Kit DIY from Red Door Home
DIY Smokeless Firepit from By Brittany Goldwyn
Double Firepit with Cooking Area from Pinterest
Weekend Backyard DIY from Bless’er House
Tabletop Fire Pits
DIY Tabletop Fire Bowls from Today’s Creative Life
Cheap Personal Firepit from The Art of Doing Stuff
Tabletop Fire Pit Bowl from Dunn Lumber
DIY Modern Concrete Fire Pit from Scratch from Man Made DIY
Cinder Block Firepit from Prepper Ways
Concrete Fire Feature from DIY Network
DIY Square Firepit Using Concrete Pavers from Carole Knits
DIY Stone Square Fire Pit from The Crafty Ninja
Giant Square Firepit Using Repurposed Materials from Rachel Ferrucci
Modern $250 Concrete Fire Pit from Homemade Modern
Other Fire Pits
In Ground Stone & Brick Firepit from Pinterest
In-Ground Fire Pit from Lowes
Outdoor Stacked Stone Fireplace from Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
This project is more complex to make and costs more money, but it sure is gorgeous!
Garden Firepit from Instructables
Flat Rock Firepit from Lucy’s Lamp Shade
$10 DIY One Hour Upcycled Washing Machine Drum from House and Fig
DIY Tabletop from The Lily Pad Cottage
Tracker Wheel from Tractor by Net
Metal Fire Pit from The Brick House
Faux Lights from Sunset
DIY Fire Pit Table Cover from Le Bois Home
Seating & Design Ideas
$125 Circle Bench for Your Firepit from 1001 Gardens
DIY Circular Patio from Brooklyn Limestone
Firepit Patio from Recaptured Charm
Fire Pit with Pea Gravel from Homeroad
In Ground Fire Pit (source unknown)
DIY Stacked Stone with Rustic Seating from Our Fairfield Home and Garden
Backyard Seating Area with Adirondack Chairs (source unknown)
DIY Seating Area from Instructables
Rustic Seating Area (source unknown)
Brick Paver Patio from Country Farm Lifestyles
DIY Swings from Bow Hunting
Firepit with Swings from Remodelaholic
Custom Benches (source unknown)
Large Rock Firepit with Chairs and Pebbles (source unknown)
Retaining Wall from Flickr
Square Gravel Area (source unknown)
DIY Patio Idea on a Budget from The Spoiled Home
Love the fire pits
Susan Dubose says
I like the concrete fire pit and it looks easy to make. I’m excited to make one and toast some food. Thanks for sharing!
I’m being overwhelmed because a lot of nice fire pits are here. It seems to me the hardest part is deciding which one to build.
Wonderful Fire Pits Ideas 🙂
All the pits look great,I’m putting in a square style fire pit thank you for all the ideasDa
Shawn Nelson says
I like the square pit with the fire resistant cinder block caps, red lava rocks, and a bag of mortar. There is only a list of supplies and a picture of the completed project. Are there step by step instructions for those of us that need them?
Unfortunately for that particular project, I couldn’t find the detailed instructions because the original source couldn’t be found. However, a forum poster from the following link provides some basic instructions for this project: https://www.budget101.com/community/topic/diy-cinderblock-firepit-idea/ …. hope that helps!
This is a really nice fire pit! I’ve been wanting one in my backyard as well.
ARTHUR KLEIN says
These all look cool, but what is being done about sparks flying around. I have wooded area 60 feet away from where I want a fire pit. Should I be concerned?
According to most community guidelines, your fire pit should be at least 10-15 feet from your home, wooded areas, and your neighbor’s yard so it sounds like you have plenty of space to build one safely. Also, it should not be near overhanging branches, wooden decks, or fences. You can check with your local fire departments regulations in regards to specific rules for your community. Sometimes a burn permit is required. Hope that helps!
I LOVE your fire pit, and these pictures are amazing. Your blog was recommended on bloglovin, and I am so glad I subscribed. I can’t wait for the tutorial for the circle bench. Pinned and followed.
That is good idea. Thank you for sharing!
Emily Stimpson says
Now is the perfect time to build a fire pit to enjoy the warmer weather with my friends and family.