Make a DIY Fire Pit this Weekend With One of These 61 Fire Pit Ideas

A DIY fire pit is just what your backyard needs this summer, and here are 15 ways to build your own. #firepit #diyfirepit

Does the need to sit around a fire outside go back to our days as cave-dwellers? Probably, but we have way better stuff to roast over the fire now, and beer to drink with it. Just like our pre-historic ancestors (except with access to hardware stores, and power tools, and computers), you can make your own DIY backyard fire ring with these tutorials on how to build a DIY fire pit.       

If you've ever tried to make s'mores in the microwave, I don't have to tell you that sometimes there's no substitute for real fire. Continue Reading

Ready, Aim, Fire! How to Stock a Campfire Box

Roaring campfire
Photo: Amber Dickson

Whether at the beach, the woods, or your own backyard, a campfire is a guaranteed way to relax and enjoy your favorite people.  Take a little time to stock a campfire box with a few of the following fire-starting supplies.  It will make lighting a campfire quick and easy and therefore more likely to happen. Your future (smoke-scented) self will thank you.         


Materials needed for this project
Photo: Amber Dickson

1.  Newsprint

If you still receive your news in print, stash a stack in your box.  Continue Reading

No Campfire? No Problem! Make a Portable S’mores Fire Pot

No Campfire? No Problem! Make a Portable S'mores Fire Pot

I grew up as a Girl Scout and did my fair share of camping, and the s'mores were always my favorite part. Even as an adult, I would toast s'mores on my gas stove, but sadly my current home has an electric stove, leaving me without a makeshift campire to make s'mores. Rather than letting that stop me, I made this portable s'mores fire pot with Sterno ethanol gel canisters and a planter pot! 

 This is an incredibly easy project to whip up with a pot and rocks, but it's the perfect way to enjoy homemade s'mores with the same feeling of a campfire. Continue Reading

Roundup: 6 Awesome and Easy DIY Fire Pits

I don't know about you, but I feel like an evening get together outdoors just isn't complete without the warmth and mystique of a well-made fire. Unfortunately, fire pits can be quite pricey, but with a few simple materials you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. Here are 6 modern DIY fire pit ideas for just about any skill level!      

1. DIY Concrete Bowl Fire Pit from ManMade

2. DIY Cinderblock Fire Pit from The Dirty Loft

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Make It: Modern DIY Steel Fire Pit

Okay, can we all take a moment to consider that it is already June? JUNE. I don’t know how that happened, but I do know that it means s’more season is upon us! If you’re looking for a modern fire pit to add to your outdoor arsenal this season, read on!        

Instructables user Cameron Bell recently shared his tutorial for turning half a sheet of steel into one very cool looking fire pit. This project does require some welding skills, so if you’re up to the task and have the equipment, check out the full tutorial right here! Continue Reading

Make It: A Do-It-Yourself Personal Outdoor Fire Pit

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We’ve had a bout of warm weather this week here in Denver and it’s given me outdoor fever!!! I’m excited thinking about all my favorite things to do in summer, and that includes making s’mores and hanging out around the fire pit!      


This personal fire pit would look fantastic in any outdoor setting and seems fairly easy to craft up! Visit The Art of Doing Stuff to see the tutorial complete with step-by-step photos!

How To Make A Personal Fire Pit by [The Art of Doing Stuff]

Make It: Modern DIY Concrete Fire Pit

We featured 14 DIY fire pit projects last month, but this modern version our partners-in-crime at ManMade created recently was too rad not to share!       

Chris walks us through all the steps for making this contemporary concrete fire pit — from scratch! — over on ManMade. Check out his tutorial for step-by-step instructions and a supply list.

ManMade: DIY Modern Concrete Fire Bowl

Make It: A Modern DIY Outdoor Fire Pit (Plus a Before & After)!

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All those fabulously lush and modern patios yesterday had me craving one of my own, especially one with an awesome fire pit like this!  Check out the “after” to see what I’m talkin’ about, folks.  It’s minimalist perfection.   


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Ta-da!  Steel cubed wonder!  Morgan from The Brick House built this bad boy for less than a hundred dollars (which is far, far cheaper than you could buy a “modern fire pit” for… TRUST).  It gives me hope that I could pull off something similar.   Continue Reading

Make It: A Sleek Outdoor Fire Pit on the Cheap!

created at: 06/09/2011

Well, I don’t know about you, but I think I just found my next project!  But, first things first…  

…are y’all reading The Art of Doing Stuff??  Now, I’m not one to tell people what to do, but this is one site you don’t want to miss.  So, bookmark it, add it to your RSS feed, whatever you have to do, but READ IT.  Daily.

Update: Chris, Curbly’s own editor-in-chief, came up with this great DIY concrete fire pit design using about $40 in materials. Continue Reading