7 DIY Fire Pits You Can Build

7 DIY Fire Pits You Can Create

It’s s’mores season! That yummy, sweet, crunchy, ooey-gooey treat that has made many a childhood memory. Summer evenings are made for s’mores. When the temperatures begin to dip, it’s time for melting marshmallows over an open flame…getting them ready to smoosh up next to a chocolate bar in-between graham crackers. OH THE YUM. Don’t have a fireplace or regular access to a bonfire? How about a fire pit? There are many commercially available at hardware stores, but why not consider building your own? We’ve got seven great DIY projects, from simple to complex; all would be awesome s’more-makers.

In-Ground fire pit with organic perimeter

In-ground fire pit with a gorgeous organic perimeter. Tutorial by Laura Catherine. 

DIY Concrete bowl fire pit tutorial

Concrete fire pit bowl tutorial by eHow. Would be great in a modern or rustic setting.

DIY Tabletop Fire Pit

Lovely tabletop fire pit by the Art of Doing Stuff.  Made with a metal planter and other inexpensive items, this entire thing only cost $25 to make. Sign me up!

Eco-friendly smokeless planter fire pit

DIY eco-friendly fire pit by Fine Craft Guild. No smoke means no guilt.

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Permanent fire pit in the backyard

Ready to build something more permanent and solid?  This cast stone with natural stone cap fire pit by This Old House is a serious project that will bring years of enjoyment.

Gorgeous In-Ground and Permanent Fire Pit

Maybe want something a little less labor-intensive and pricy but just as permanent? This gorgeous permanent fire pit by Bridgeman will fit the bill.

Metal Square DIY fire pit for a modern flare

Looking for something more modern? This metal square fire pit by The Brick House is unique and dramatic. Fire up the welder! Do you have a firepit?  Share photos of it-or the s’mores you cooked over it- on our Facebook page!

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What do you think?



  1. 2

    Creating a backyard fire pit is such a fun addition to any home. Using concrete to create your own unique pit can be a fun and rewarding project for any homeowner. These are all really great options!

  2. 3

    These firepits are beautiful! We absolutely love using ours well into the Fall too – a great way to unplug & just enjoy being outside & away from the TV, computers, etc!