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
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
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.
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
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
A glimpse into our planet’s future, the Third Rock Fire Pit from artisan Rick Wittrig is as haunting as it is beautiful. From Home Infatuation, the fire pit/sculpture will set you back a cool $1,500. For more stunning outdoor fireplaces, check out all of Home Infatuation’s offerings.