Whether you want to cozy up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa or you want to feast on toasted marshmallows, an outdoor fire pit is a perfect solution for all your plans. However, not everybody is willing to or able to dish out thousands of dollars for such a fire pit. The best part is you don’t have to, at least, not when you can opt for these simple fire pit setting ideas that are magical yet inexpensive.
Nothing warms you up like a good wood fire. Who knew incorporating a camp-like feel in your backyard could be so easy? All it takes is a little patch of gravel with a circular ring of stones in the middle. Place some DIY half log benches around the setting and some wood in the middle. Light up the fire and enjoy a perfectly magical night around the fire pit.
You can get as creative as you like or as your budget allows. You can fashion beautiful wooden benches, or you can instead opt for wood chairs. Add more definition to the space by lining the pebble-strewn area with cement blocks or red bricks. They not only add dimension but color as well, besides keeping the decorative stones within the designated area.
To give a little more polished look to the yard, you can replace the gravel with flagstones. Add a metal fire pit to the center and patio chairs around it for an equally comfortable space.
Circular metal fire pits, surrounded by gravel and park benches, also make an appealing addition to the yard. Decorate the seats with colorful cushions to complement the earthy tones of the gravel and add an extra comfort feature to your setting.
If you really don’t have any budget to spare, but still want that fire pit setting, then you could build a very simple one yourself. Take any cement blocks or bricks you find lying around and arrange them in a circular setting to form a ring. Cover the bed of the pit with gravel that you may have leftover from the construction work, and you have a functional fire pit.
Finding comfortable seating on a budget may be a problem, which is why we bring you DIY options. Take two tree trunk bases and place them side by side a few feet apart. Place a sturdy wooden plank on top and nail it securely.
You can also use an old barrel that you have lying around. Cut it in half and place a cushion on top of each half to create two stools to sit around the fire.
To give an artsy look to the space, you can use welded wire cages filled with rocks. Place wooden planks on top, and you can use those as seating for your outdoor excursions. To make them more comfortable, add throw blankets and cushions over the seats to soften up the hard surface a bit.
There isn’t a cap on how creative you can get with your DIY fire pit designs. With these simple fire pit setting ideas, you can now create your dream outdoor space even when you’re on a budget.
See complete DIY tutorial for the above setting.