Make It Monday: D.I.Y Fire Pit
We have been in our new house for almost 3 years and during that time we have been using the existing fire pit and talking about replacing it with something different. We tossed around ideas and concepts but never really moved forward with the actual doing the project…
Until now 🙂
Our Fire Pit Before…
Our DIY Fire Pit After…
My in-laws offered bricks that they had left over from the addition to their house (over 10 years ago) and my husband decided this would be perfect for out little fire pit project. So all that was needed was cement,
The hubby framed the new fire pit and created a smooth base:
He took 4 2 x 4’s, sand and gravel to make a level base, then tamped it down to make it firm.
Then mixed and poured the cement:
That was not fun… We didn’t realize how many bags this small project was going to take. It was a lot of mixing and adding to get the right consistency
which we all put our marks in before it set up completely
please forgive the incomplete project, we were waiting on the water to fill the bucket :/
Miss. Z’s Hand Print…
Mr. D’s Hand Print…
The Finished Product…
It looks a little better now that it has had a few bonfires in it. Also we plan on doing some modifications to the grounds around it. But that is a project for another day.
Our first bonfire in the new Fire Pit…
Christina G. says
That’s a nice pit, and I’m sure the kids had a lot of fun “helping.” Thanks for posting!
Dotty J Boucher says
This is really neat, I love how the firepit came out and I thought it was really cool to let the children put their hand prints on the cement..
Jerry Marquardt says
I like an outdoor fireplace pit. so this is a great information source for me. I thank you for sharing the subject review, and the nice photos.
Tricia Hope says
What an improvement.Want to make one for my son as a house warming gift.Great post,thanks!
It looks like you did a great job! I love the handprints, too. 🙂
I’ve recently started thinking about building a meager DIY firepit in our backyard, where we currently have a small-ish hole from where a tree was removed a couple of years ago. I’m glad I found this post– it’s some nice inspiration. Thank you!
This is so nice. The town I’m in doesn’t allow fire pits at all. So much fun, though. Nice job!
Michelle Catallo says
I really like this! Never seen a DIY fire pit so quick and easily done! Love how you involved your kids.
Good family project, it’s useful to keep you warm and light up the outdoor place at night!! So nice.
denise low says
Thank you for sharing. That turned out really nice. I want one like this one.
Jessi Housel says
What a great use for un-used bricks. I like the design and it is a great size and style too. I would like to do something like this in the coming summer. DIY projects are so fun to do with family.