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25 DIY Outdoor Fireplace Ideas To Combat The Winter Chill

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Seeking out inspiration for a DIY outdoor fireplace? You’re in the right place! Since colder nights are about to start you should know how to transform that empty spot in your yard into a stellar fire pit.

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Top DIY Outdoor Fireplace Ideas to Check Out

Easy Outdoor Fireplace DIY

Baby, it’s cold outside? Well, it doesn’t have to be! If you don’t want to spend the entire winter cooped up indoors, look into building a DIY fire pit.

It’ll keep you toasty in winter and early spring, but it’s also great for summer BBQs. Here we collected some awesome projects to suit a variety of needs.

Invite your friends over for great campfire food and enjoy an outdoor gathering place. Check out these DIY outdoor fireplace ideas on a budget and you may be inspired to try one yourself!

1. $30 Firepit DIY


For 30 bucks you can have a very nice fire pit to bring a cozy vibe outside. Just gather up some blocks of brick then place a firepit bowl in the middle.

So if you’re thinking of giving your backyard a little makeover, try making this instead.

2. Modern Fire Pit Made From Scratch


Minimalist and modern. Create a firepit by molding concrete into a large bowl. This sturdy fire pit will definitely draw praise from guests.

This can be completed in just a few hours for well under $50 in materials.

3. Outdoor Fire Pit for $125


Feel like a pro while building this beautiful DIY outdoor fire pit for your patio. Use retaining wall blocks to assemble the pit.

Assemble each block around a fire pit bowl and slowly make your way to the top until you reach a preferred height.

4. Concrete Tree Rings Fire Pit


If you want something different as well as inexpensive, a DIY fire pit made of concrete rings is a great choice for you.

Concrete rings can be assembled

5. On-a-Budget Fire Pit


Turn your empty yard into an exciting space to have a fun time with your friends and families with this on-a-budget fire pit. Fall in love with this fire pit that definitely suits your budget.

6. Concrete Fire Pit


Neat and lovely! Building this concrete fire pit may be time-consuming and requires intensive labor, but it’s not really difficult to make. In fact, it can be built over a single weekend.

It is such a wonderful centerpiece for outdoor entertaining.

7. Retaining Wall Fire Pit


Easy fire pit project! Now you can cook sausage, beans, s’ mores, and kabobs.

You can now host cook-outs to your heart’s content!

8. Mosaic Fire Pit


This mosaic fire pit is gorgeous! I never thought incorporating mosaic tiles to a fire pit would add this much charm.

It really brightens any outdoor setting.

9. DIY Fire Pit Grill


A 2-in-1 project! This project doubles as an outdoor fire pit and a grill at the same time.

It means you can sit around and enjoy the warmth from the fire with family and friends while roasting hot dogs and marshmallows.

10. Metal Fire Pit


This metal fire pit is such a perfect place to enjoy a drink with your loved ones. It’s simple but aesthetically pleasing.

What more could you ask for? Cheers!

11. 4-Step DIY Fire Pit


Think building your own fire pit at your backyard is too much or too difficult? Then this 4-step DIY fire pit is for you!

Easy peasy!

12. DIY Red Brick Fire Pit


Love the nostalgic vibe of red bricks? Why not make your own fire pit out of it?

It’s perfect for weekend backyard campfires with your friends!

13. $60 DIY Fire Pit


Want to make your own fire pit that wouldn’t cost a fortune? Look no further, this DIY fire pit can be built with only $60!

Just think of how much money you will save!

14. Brick Fire Pit On A Budget


Here’s another way to build a DIY fire pit for only $60. It can even be cheaper because it will depend on which brick or stone you’ll want to use.

15. DIY Movable Fire Pit


Finally, our favorite from this list! Who would’ve thought of a movable fire pit?

It’s innovative, unique, and most importantly, you can take it out of your backyard during the summer. How awesome is that?

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16. Recycled Washing Machine Drum Fireplace


Do you have an old washing machine hidden somewhere in your basement? You can actually repurpose its washing machine drum into something very useful.

With just some polishing and painting, transform an old washing machine drum into a nifty mini fire pit.

17. Square Concrete Firepit


Circular and square firepits are pretty much the same in terms of durability and ease of construction. Simply gather enough concrete blocks and cement mix, then outline the area where you plan to put up the fire pit.

Get more details here for building this firepit!

18. Stacked Stone Fireplace


Don’t mind doing a little digging work in your backyard? If you have a sandy lot or the kind of smooth ground you can easily break into, this firepit is perfect for you!

Dig a circular hole and stack up some rocks on the sides to give your firepit more depth. You can also undo this fireplace and easily bring it back to how it used to be.

19. Repurposed Truck Wheel Firepit


If you have an old unused truck wheel, you’re looking at the perfect upcycling project. All you need to is remove the rubber part of the tire and use the metal portion as the base.

Then stack rocks or pieces of concrete around it to give your truck wheel firepit a bit more of a rustic aesthetic.

20. DIY Tabletop Mini Firepit


Want to try something different? This is your chance to give a more elegant and luxurious approach to the project.

Fireplaces don’t always have to be rustic. This mini tabletop fireplace has a more tranquil and homey feel to it. Check this guide out for the tutorial.

21. Gravel Fireplace


Have you seen a fireplace that looks like an outdoor oasis? The idea for this project is a combination of gravel and a basic rock firepit, which is simply wonderful!

Your friends would certainly be amazed at how ingenious it is when they come over to hang out.

22. Modern Bowl-Shaped Firepit


This firepit design looks cool enough to land in my favorites. It’s made up of concrete and decorative stones but different from the usual rustic fireplace look.

If you’re looking for a modern design that doesn’t cost too much for your budget, this bowl-shaped firepit is just for you!

23. Fireplace with Bench


This really wonderful firepit design will make your day. It incorporates a way to neatly stack firewood under the bench and a nice feature for those who are seeking to set up a fireplace in the garden.

You won’t be able to wait to invite your friends over and revel at this beauty!

Still in need of some more DIY outdoor fireplace ideas? Watch this video from Lowe’s Home Improvement and learn how to build your own fire pit:

Are you ready with outdoor fireplace construction plans? Get inspired and create a warm gathering space in your backyard for your family and friends with these DIY outdoor fireplace ideas.

I’ve always loved to snuggle with my family in front of our fire pit! A backyard with a fire pit is not only appealing because of the warmth it provides, but it’s the atmosphere they provide for making wonderful memories with your loved ones.

Are you ready to build your own fire pit? Take your pick from the list above then share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!


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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on January 3, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.


    • Jen Boswell says

      I guess a good old fashion fireplace shovel. It seems the ones that use the old BBQ base would be easier because you could just carry it to dump it.

      • Mark says

        Agreed. Most of these are deep enough that shoveling would be difficult. Plus many appear to have a gravel base. They might have to invest in a vacuum cleaner meant to handle fireplace ashes.


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