Warm up your yard with a fire pit

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DIY fire pit ideas to enjoy all year long.Here in the Midwest where we know what the winter brings, it can be tempting to hibernate inside until the first signs of spring. But you can resist that urge and still get a breath of fresh air by incorporating a fire pit into your outdoor decorations. If DIY is your style, we’ve got some simple and functional ideas that will turn your fire pit into a gathering place all year long.

Consult the Experts

For straightforward and thorough instructions, Popular Mechanics can’t be beat. They’ve put together a great guide to building large and safe fire pit that will be roasting marshmallows in no time.

Large DIY fire pit from Popular Mechanics
PopularMechanics.com

Circle of Love

This design has enough seating for your entire family and then some. After all, there’s no point in having a fire pit if you can’t share it with some great friends. Just imagine the lively conversation that will happen around this fire pit

Large seating around fire pit
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Keep the Circle Going

Not only does this fire pit look incredibly safe, but also it’s going to save you mowing time in the summer. We love the contrast between the circle of bricks against the green grass, and the white picket fence in the background isn’t a bad touch either.

Brick circle fire pit in lawn
PioneerSettler.com

Make it Your Own

How ever you decide to incorporate a fire pit, don’t forget to put your own personal touch on it. Feast your eyes on this bit of vintage metal that completely takes this fire pit to the next level. Do some salvage and searching until you find just the right piece to add, and then simply enjoy!

Iron decoration around fire pit
DIYnetwork.com

Underground

Burn off a few calories by taking your fire pit underground. It adds a level of safety, but also just looks incredible.

In-ground fire pit
WooHome.com

Let your creativity run wild as you install your very own fire pit. Just don’t forget to enjoy some s’mores and hot chocolate while sitting around it when you’re done.

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