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How to Make Cinder Block Fire Pits

Now that summer is in full swing, we can’t help thinking that our fire pit area could really use an upgrade. It’s cute for what it is right now, but we’re convinced we could absolutely use our DIY skills to make it so much better! That’s why we’ve been scouring the Internet for awesome cinder block fire pit tutorials that will get us started in making something a little more visually pleasing and effective than what we have now.

Are you just as interested as we were in the idea of making your very own DIY cinder block fire pit, if not more? Check out these 15 fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!

1. Multi-coloured square cinder block fire pit

Multi coloured square cinder block fire pit

Whether you’re planning to use cinder blocks or other kinds of stones, we think this simple stone structure, featured nice and clearly in this basic fire pit tutorial from Cliff’s How To Channel, will work well for just about anyone! We like that the flat topped edge provides a bit of a barrier between our kids and the open flame.

2. Safe cinder block fire pit on a budget

Safe cinder block fire pit on a budget

Rather than adapting another tutorial that would work for all kinds of materials, would you rather follow one that is meant specifically to be made with cinder blocks, since you’re new to the DIY game and looking for something very clear indeed? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Budget 101 created this square fire pit that’s similar in style.

3. Cinder block and gravel detail fire pit

Cinder block and planter fire pit

Maybe you’ve actually been hoping for a plan that’s even easier than what you’ve seen so far and you’re not picky about whether it’s got a finished looking edge around the top? Then maybe you’d prefer to see how Momentum made this square shaped pit with hollowed cinder blocks, filling the holes with gravel for both insulation and decor.

4. Rounded cinder block fire pit

Rounded cinder block fire pit

Have you actually been scrolling through our list so far hoping to come across a design that’s shaped like something other than a square? Then perhaps you’ll get along a little better with something like this wonderfully rounded fire pit tutorial from Keep It Simple Crafts instead! They show you how to stack your cinderblocks in a shape like a cylinder.