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
  • Enjoy!


Photo and DIY by: Divinely Gifted