A fire pit is a welcome addition to any yard, especially during the summer months. There’s nothing quite like sitting around a fire pit with your family and friends and making smores or just relaxing. So, to celebrate the recent official beginning of summer, we’ve found a fire pit DIY that not only looks great, but also is simple and only costs around $60. It’s a perfect weekend project that you will enjoy for months to come.
What you will need:
- A shovel
- A level
- Some muscle (yours or someone else’s…)
- Gravel (enough to cover the bottom of the fire pit and be 3” deep)
- Stones to surround the pit (make sure to use natural stone or firebrick)
How to do it:
- Decide if you want a circle or square fire pit – for a square, measure the corners out from the middle and connect the corners. For a circle, place a stick in the middle and tie a string to it, then mark evenly in several places around the circle.
- Start digging! You’ll want to dig around 3-4” deep
- Pour your gravel
- Lay the first layer of stone so that it is at least partially in the ground (this will give it more stability)
- Make sure that your stones are level (because if the first layer isn’t level…none of them will be)
- Continue with the second layer of stone (making sure to alternate the separations between the stones between the layers)
- Add layers until your fire pit is the height you would like
Photo and DIY by: Divinely Gifted