16 Easy (And Cheap) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Backyard

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I’d argue that few things are more perfect than spending an evening in your yard with friends, good food, and a fire pit to keep you cozy. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to the beach, swimming in pools, and enjoying the sun, but there’s something pretty magical about a roaring fire and s’mores.

If your yard doesn’t have a fire pit, though, don’t give up on this dream! It’s actually super easy to make your own, as evidenced by these easy, awesome builds. Check them out!

1. You really don’t need any masonry skills to make these things. This guy had no experience.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / mixingmortar

2. You can make it as simple as you’d like.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / OriginalFrylock

3. But seriously…this guy literally stacked stones in a circular pattern.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Imgur / ucfengineer

4. If you’ve got some leftover bricks from another home project, throw ’em in there!

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / login777

5. Or maybe you have some stone out in the yard you’re not using.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / whysocereus

6. This one is made from an old grill that they put in the ground.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Imgur / JessTrioxin

7. All it took was $50 to make this pit out of concrete tree rings and an old grill.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Instructables / dewey302

8. But don’t feel limited to just grills and stones. This uses an old washing machine drum!

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / Ministry_Eight

9. If you’re looking for a classic pit, this one is great.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / tbell83

10. But you can go with whatever configuration you want.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / Teknishun

11. If you want to get crafty with it, you can use other materials like metal caging.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / TheMightyEskimo

12. And if you really want to spice things up, add a projection screen for nighttime movies!

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

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13. This in-ground pit is super cool…even the kids are hip with it.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / meestermcfeelme

14. Don’t feel limited to a smaller pit — if you want to go big and have the space…do it!

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / magicman21

15. Go all out and add a gazebo with swing seating.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / onekneedown

16. These benches are super easy to make, but they look fancy.

16 Easy (And Awesome) Fire Pits You Can Build For Your Yard This Summer

Reddit / GregSolomon

Get as creative as you want. You’re only limited by your own imagination!  Just be sure to invite me over when everything’s done.

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