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Sadie has been looking at easy diy fire pits for a while now, but couldn't figure out which size, type, style, etc that she wanted. Today, when she went to work, I built her one.

Post and project completed by Rachel. :)

Easy DIY Fire Pit

Rake the gravel away from the area you're going to use for the fire pit. I used a hoe to get rid of the random rocks that weren't cleared out by the rake.

Easy DIY Fire Pit

After the rock was cleared, I used one of the paver stones to make sure the land was level and squared off. Some of it was bumpy, so I sprayed some water on it and smoothed it out with the hoe. It was like smearing paint, and made it much easier to work with.

Easy DIY Fire Pit

I laid the paver stones out to make a square, and then for the next level I turned the stones sideways like diamonds. This fire pit is 9 levels total, including the base level.

I wanted to do another level or two, but I think this is the perfect height.

Easy DIY Fire Pit

The cost of this project was $0, because our awesome friend, Beth, gave us the paver stones that she was going to throw away. If you buy them new, they're $1-2 each. This took about 82 paver stones. I recommend looking for them on Facebook because then they're free or cheap. People get rid of them all the time!

Sadie Mae is a Lifestyle blogger living in Arizona with her three daughters. Her passions including traveling, healthy living, and teaching women how to work from home so they can spend more time with their kids.


  1. Rachel, I envy your creativity! This looks awesome :)

  2. DUDE! This is freaking brilliant! I am so excited cuz I’m gonna have a fire pit now! Woot! Thanks!

  3. I Love it!! My hubby has been looking to build one and I now I am going to forward him this post :) Good Job Rachel!

  4. :-) looks great, awesome creativity and I may have to steal this idea! simple and affordable. I’m off to check out facebook and craigslist now,lol

  5. This is fantastic! You guys are going to enjoy this for a long time. I love that the bricks are reclaimed!

  6. Thank you for this. …. my husband wants to do a fire pit of sorts byt i think i will show him this to see if i can change his mind about the in ground one he is thinking of.

  7. Yes, I am in agreement that it’s great and easy DIY fire pits! I should try it next winter season. By the way, great work and I appreciate you for the brilliant idea!

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