Five DIY No-Chills Fire Pits

November 5, 2013 by

DIY fire pit upcycled from washing machine drum

Photo by House & Fig

It’s getting mighty chilly here in New England so we’re warming up to the idea of these DIY fire pits that combine easy-to-find materials with easy-to-build designs.

We’re talking fire pits that will take the chill out of the air and throw off warmth while also becoming special outdoor focal points for chilling out on chilly days and nights.

1. A repurposed washing machine drum is the perfect size and shape for creating the contemporary style DIY recycled fire pit, above.  Find instructions at House & Fig.

DIY glass enclosed fire pit

Photo by Karen from The Art of Doing Stuff

2. This relatively small in size, but large in stature, glass enclosed DIY fire pit, above, can be easily transported inside or out depending on your entertainment venue. Get step-by step instructions for making this personal fire pit.

DIY fire pit from recycled syrup kettle

3. A beautiful spot overlooking a lake or an urban backyard becomes even more magical when you add a 19th century-inspired syrup kettle fire pit, above, surrounded by a circle of Adirondack chairs. Learn more at DIY Network.

Create DIY fire balls in 30 minutes

4. You need only 30-minutes to create these concrete fire balls. For this DIY warmth and light idea, head over to shelterness.

Reflection fire pit kit from

5. Find your favorite outside spot for entertaining, then start building a Reflection DIY Fire Pit kit from the Wilderness Collection.  Available at Amazon.

So which of these projects lights your fire?

Oh, and don’t forget to stock up on graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows for s’mores…

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