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A Cozy, Dreamy Winter: Affordable and Easy to Build DIY Fire Pits

We had the cheer of Christmas and the joy of New Year to keep us warm till now. Now that the festive frenzy, the endless parties, the long vacation and those delicious dinners are behind us, we start to truly feel the chill of winter. For some reason, it is the first few weeks of each that seem the coldest; even if December is much chillier in reality! To beat the post-festive season blues and to give you a great focal point that lets you enjoy the outdoors even during the long and cold winter, we have the DIY fire pit idea. And it is an idea that is much easier to bring to life than you might imagine!

DIY modern concrete fire pit shaped like a bowl

Making your own fire pit might sound like a major DIY project that will take weeks, if not months, to complete. Sure, this is not as simple as space-themed home décor or smart bedroom storage ideas, but it definitely does not eat away a chunk of your time. The gorgeous and relatively easy DIY fire pits that we are sharing with you today offer all the magic and allure of that amazing outdoor fireplace with barely any of the work or costs attached. Yup, it is the best of both worlds coming together. Join in on some sizzling fun –

Small and Portable DIY Fire Pits

A small fire pit is the perfect way to create a beautiful, warm and inviting focal point in the yard without going over the top. It provides a lovely gathering spot as darkness starts to take over and you might even feel a touch nostalgic as you gather around the fire pit and share both drinks and stories, stretching into early hours of dawn. The small and portable DIY fire pit is something that every urban homeowner will love and its slim form and contemporary appeal turn even a tiny balcony into an outdoor escape!

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DIY portable fire pit idea
Upcycled washing machine drum fire pit DIY

Maybe you live in an apartment with pretty strict laws when it comes to fire. Maybe you simply cannot afford to build even a tiny fire pit in your rented home. It is here that a creative solution like the Flameless fire pit comes in super handy. It is uber-easy to craft and all you need are a few rocks, some string lights, dried branches and a cozy nook in the living room! Another urbane solution is the upcycled DIY fire pit crafted using an old washing machine drum. This one barely costs $10 and will take no more than a couple of hours to make.

DIY flameless fire pit is an absolute delight

For the Modern Backyard

The modern backyard demands a fire pit that is minimal in its form, does not take too much effort to build and offers you plenty of sitting room around it. With gravel and concrete landscaping stones, you can create a wonderful fire pit that would become the star of many of your evening parties over time. Moving away from the usual circular design, the square metal fire pit that we discovered on The Brick House is for those who want their fire pit to stand out from the crowd.

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Stone and gravel DIY firepit for a fun backyard
Cozy backyard firepit DIY
Modern and stylish DIY firepit with wooden bench around it
Square metal DIY fire pit idea

A Classic Fire Pit DIY

The classic fire pit with bricks, concrete pavers or cinder blocks takes just a few hours on a weekend to create. Most of these fire pits are not too draining on your pocket and even the most beautiful fir pit should not cost you anything more than $50 to $75. If you are lucky enough to find natural mountain rock in the neighborhood for free, then your costs would come down even more significantly. It is all about picking a design that meets your style and ergonomic needs the best.

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DIY fire pit using cinder blocks and sand
Rustic fire pit DIY idea
Unique stone and mortar DIY fire pit
Classic DIY Fire Pit

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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