Summer is quickly approaching. The days are getting longer and the temperature is gradually turning warmer. Plants are in bloom, and the outdoors seems to be beckoning. So, these days are perfect for backyard barbecues and casual social outings complete with refreshing, ice-cold lemonades and storytelling while gathered with friends and family around your very own DIY fire pit.

The popularity of outdoor crafting has grown immensely throughout the past few years, and countless blogs and webpages can provide a prime resource for easy to follow instructions on how to create your own backyard oasis. Large and small, table top DIY fire pits serve as innovative lighting solutions, fun conversation pieces, and yet another reason to get outdoors and have some fun this summer. Below is our list of the best tutorials for your very own project.

DIY Concrete Fire Pit

While this may appear complicated upon first glance, the concrete fire bowl in an easy project made from inexpensive materials – so much cheaper than purchasing a commercially produced version! All you need is two bowls of varying sizes (it’s best to use thrifted bowls, as the concrete will coat them), a bit of traditional concrete mix, cloth, water, and high grit sandpaper – and you get a nice DIY fire pit.

Large DIY Fire Pit

A larger DIY fire pit is certainly an option if you have a larger plot of land and are looking for a place for friends and family to gather on a chilly evening. This version also works great if you have an empty spot in your yard you’re looking to fill. This pit calls for a small investment in limestone retaining wall rock, which is available at all the large home improvement retailers, and some good, old fashioned elbow grease.…

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