Adding a fire pit to your backyard is a simple DIY project that costs less than a meal out. It comes together in just a few hours, leaving you more time to enjoy it. You'll get a fun place to spend time with family and friends all in the comfort of your own backyard.
There's a free fire pit plan for just about everyone here, no matter what style you're looking for or what type of yard you have. There are large and small firepits as well as in-ground and even tabletop fire bowls.
After you've built your firepit, consider adding some other DIY projects like a swing set, playhouse, and even a tree house.
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Weekend Backyard Fire Pit
Build this stunning fire pit in a weekend with this free DIY plan. This is the fire pit plan you want to use if you want to truly impress your neighbors. It takes you through the process of building the fire pit starting with preparing the ground. Everything you need here is included so you can build one as well. Make it a complete backyard oasis by surrounding it with Adirondack chairs and comfy blankets.
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Stone Block Fire Pit
Looking for a quick and easy way to build a fire pit? This DIY fire pit project uses a store-bought fire pit and then elevates it by surrounding the circumference with retaining blocks. The blocks are simply stacked, so no need to deal with messy concrete. In less than an hour, you'll have a great-looking fire pit for your next party.
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Custom Backyard Fire Pit
Take a metal fire ring and some landscape bricks along with a few other supplies, and you'll have a great-looking firepit. The free plan includes choosing and leveling a spot in your yard before putting the fire pit together. This will take you a day or so to build but the results will be well worth the time it took.
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DIY Tabletop Fire Bowl
Take an outdoor fire pit and shrink it down so you can set it on the tabletop. This mini-sized fire pit may be just what you're looking for. Once you have all your supplies and materials gathered, this stunning tabletop fire bowl takes only about 5 minutes to put together. Set the finished fire bowl on top of an outside picnic table and you're all ready for some backyard fun.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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$60 DIY Fire Pit
Here's a simple fire pit that looks great in a yard. This free fire pit plan will get you a finished fire pit that costs only $60 to make. Two different kinds of pavers make this fire pit unique. Set out a few benches and enjoy your new fire pit under the stars.
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Back Yard Fire Pit
This DIY back yard fire pit uses pavers set on gravel to create a circle perfect for enjoying cool summer nights with your family. Details about how to select a location and level the ground are also included.
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How to Build a Fire Pit
Learn how to build an in-ground fire pit in just a few hours time with this free DIY project. After scouting the perfect location, you'll use a metal fire pit ring and rocks to build this nature-inspired pit. Head to Stickers and Stilettos' website for the full plan.
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DIY Mini Fire Pit for S'mores
This DIY mini fire pit uses a clay pot, some foil, and charcoal to make a tiny fire pit that's perfect for roasting marshmallows. You can make your own s'mores station in just a few minutes time.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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Fire Pit on a Paver Patio
This fire pit plan is for those of you who already have a patio made of pavers that you'd like to use as your base for a fire pit. We love that it's an easy DIY project that utilizes supplies you already have on hand.
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DIY Fire Pit
If a round fire pit isn't your thing, this square fire pit plan will add some modern flair to your backyard. It uses rectangular blocks and concrete to make a lasting addition to your back yard.
DIY Fire Pit from Carole Knits
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Backyard DIY Fire Pit
All you need is gravel and stones to build this cute DIY fire pit. The plans are well detailed and include tons of instructions, tips, photos, and even videos to help you along the way.
How to Build a DIY Fire Pit In Your Backyard from Thrift Diving