The best DIY backyard fire pits to make your summer rock

Jun 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Image: The Brick House

Nothing quite says summer memories like a backyard fire pit. Learn how to make your own with these 13 awesome ideas.

Simple and stony

stony

Image credit: The Inspired Room

Who says you need complexity to create style? This DIY fire pit is simple, yet perfect for any space.

Regal and concrete

regal

Image credit: Man Made DIY

Imagine yourself sitting in front of this regal fire pit creation with a glass of red in hand. #ahhh

Flowers and fire

flower pot

Image credit: The Blue Eyed Dove

Upcycle an old flower pot from your garden for a basic and unique look for your backyard.

Flames and games

game cover

Image credit: All Things Heart and Home

Sure this fire pit looks awesome with its alternating brick pattern, but it's the DIY checkerboard game cover that we fell in love with.

Going square

square fire pit

Image credit: Redhead Can Decorate

A noteworthy design, this square fire pit looks simply enchanting.

In the ground, don't mess around

in the ground

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Who says every fire pit must be above ground? Break the norm and do a little digging to make your summer spectacular.

Small and personal

small fire pit

Image credit: The Art of Doing Stuff

Don't have a large backyard to build a fire pit? No fear, this pint-sized pit is perfect for those with limited space.

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Magnificent and metal

metal

Image credit: The Brick House

Not all fire pits must be made with stone or bricks. Take this square metal beauty into your backyard to heat up your sexy, summer nights.

Beauty in the bricks

brick fire pit

Image credit: Tuff-Guard House

Some fire pits are almost too pretty to set on fire, including this gorgeous brick wonder that's built in-ground.

A Cinder-ella block story

cement blocks

Image credit: The Dirty Loft

This option is perfect for those of you that like to buy a little extra when you're renovating your home or garden. Made with cement blocks, this fire pit is ordinary, yet noteworthy.

Mosaic masterpiece

mosaic fire pit

Image credit: 3 Peppers Recipes

Create a masterpiece by adding a flattering mosaic tile pattern to your backyard decor. No matter what medium you utilize for the fire pit itself, you're sure to make quite the statement.

Koi pond turned fire pit

koi pond pit

Image credit: Lucy's Lampshade

Have an unused koi pond? Fill it in and turn it into a fire pit. And if you don't have one, it does make for a pretty cool design.

Upcycled and washed

washing machine fire pit

Image credit: The V Spot Blog

Don't toss your broken washing machine. Instead, upcycle it into the coolest looking fire pit you'll see at the entire summer block party.

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