DIY Fire Pit Ideas

Are you new to the hot world of building fire pits? There's so much to learn and consider that you just don't know where to start? Relax, we've got you covered. You can learn from the collective knowledge of the Hometalk community on our discussion boards, slideshows, DIY video tutorials, and lots of innovative projects. Happy planning!

Build a Fire Pit in 5 Steps

Step 1: Create your space

Using pavers of your choice, make a circle. The circle should create the space for your fire pit - you will need about 12 large pavers.

Step 2: Add height and layers

Add 3 rows of pavers, building the fire pit up. The “walls” will keep your fire from spreading. You can already see your fire pit taking shape.

Step 3: Add paving for your floor

To accommodate the circular shape of your fire pit, you will need a few triangular shaped pavers along with the square ones.

Step 4: Finish your floor

You may need to knock some of the pavers in with a hammer. Then, add paver sand. Spread it evenly between all the cracks and gaps.

Step 5: Sweep away spare sand

Any sand left over after you have filled the gaps between paving stones can be swept up and thrown away. Your fire pit is ready for action!

Top Projects for Building Fire Pits

Here are the top fire pit projects. Release your inner DIY spark.

Exciting Fire Pit Building Videos

Looking for video tutorials on how to build your very own fire pit yourself?

3 Ways to Make a Backyard Fire Pit — Just in Time for Fall!

Who doesn't love a good bonfire? Check out these 3 incredible ways to create your own backyard fire pit just in time for Fall! Get the full tutorial + materials here: - Fire Pit Upgrade for Under $25- Portable Fire Pit

Portable Fire Pit in Just 5 Minutes!

If you're looking for fire pit ideas, this DIY outdoor fire pit is the easiest project imaginable. I first did it as a date night for me and hubby and it was a big hit. We used a much smaller terra cotta pot to set up the fire pit on our porch and had a nice romantic evening of s'mores making. Now, we set it up often when we are entertaining in our backyard. Fire pits add such a nice ambiance and create some delicious opportunities. Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Family Fire Pit - Save up to 85% by DIYing It!

We went to visit my parents house the other day to help build a fire pit. It was a blast building it with my dad! Our family hopes to enjoy it for many years. I will be sharing how it was built so you can make your own backyard fire pit and enjoy it with your families. You will need some bricks, stakes, the outer rim, the inner rim, a hammer, shovel, sand, wheelbarrow, wood, and a great attitude.We want to help you DIY, so some of the materials in this post are linked to sellers. Just so you know, Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

New Building Fire Pits Projects

Here are the hottest DIY fire pit projects on the web. Check them out!

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