There are several DIY fire pit ideas that you can use for your backyard! They can range from the simplest round pit to the most complex multi-layered one. Want your fire pit to be one of a kind? You can definitely make one from scratch without having to spend a fortune with these amazing designs!
10 Unique DIY Fire Pit Ideas To Amaze Your Guests
Keep your friends warm with these amazing DIY fire pit ideas
You don't have to spend thousands of dollars and the hassles of a full-scale construction to be able to entertain your guests or enjoy a barbecue with your family in your backyard.
With these unique but easy DIY fire pit ideas, you can grab a beer with your buddies or enjoy a warm night with your kids in your backyard this summer without having to spend a lot. Of course, showing off the one of a kind fire pit you made from scratch can be an added bonus as well.
1. Modern Stone Fire Pit
There’s no digging involved with this design. You just have to build a large concrete bowl, and you’ve got yourself a movable pit that can also be a decorative piece in your backyard!
You can check out more DIY fire pit ideas using concrete here!
2. Washing Machine Drum Fire Pit
If you have an old washing machine drum lying around, then you can definitely turn it into a fire pit for your backyard.
According to the House and Fig's tutorial, the holes already embedded in the drum aren’t just good for a light show, they also allow oxygen to flow freely inside the drum, making your flame last longer.
3. Ceramic Fire Pits
You don’t need to use bricks or concrete to make a fire pit. With just a ceramic bowl it's so easy to make this minimalist DIY fire pit.
4. Personal Fire Pit
If you’re not into the whole open fire scenario for your backyard, then this design might just be the best one for you.
Using recycled glass from old frames, small rocks, some metal mesh, gel fuel and a metal planter, you can create a personal fire pit that also becomes an effective mood-setter. Learn how to make it here.
5. Portable Shopping Cart Fire Pit
See an old shopping cart lying around the corner? Why don't you repurpose it as a fire pit. Throughout the years, resourceful people have turned this equipment into several things. Now it has become another DIY fire pit idea! Check out the tutorial here.
6. Flower Pot Fire Pit
For this design, you will only need a readily available copper tubing and fittings.You need to have a bit of knowledge in welding to do this.
7. Wash Pail Fire Pit
If an old washing machine drum can be converted to a fire pit, then so can an old wash pail! Renew Redo provides detailed instructions on how to make this clever DIY fire pit design.
8. Modern Steel Fire Pit
Is concrete not working for your fire pit? Try a DIY fire pit made out of steel instead, like the one The Brick House made. It may be a bit more expensive than the others on this list but its minimalist design can give your backyard an edgy look.
9. Gas Fire Pit
This DIY fire pit design may also require you to shell out more cash but its unique look will give your friends something to talk about while having a cold beer this summer. See how it can be done here.
10. Flameless Kids' Fire Pit
An awesome fire pit doesn’t need to have real flames. This one is the perfect design for your kids and their friends without the risk of them getting into an accident. Just follow the steps here.
Check this video from Modern Builds for instructions on how you can make a smaller version of the modern stone or concrete fire pit using gel fire!
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