Creating a Backyard Fire Pit

I LOVE to work outside in my yard just about as much as I do inside. I usually hop around… outside to inside, inside to outside and so on.  I always have ideas and I had this dream of having this cute little backyard fire pit area.  So, a month or so ago, my husband and I created the area.

I’m totally digging it.
We’ve enjoyed it and our boys LOVE to roast marshmallows and hot dogs over the fire.
Here’s where it all began…
We had this semi-level area where an over the ground pool sat, a few years back. The pool was ruined so it's been gone for a while now.  I'd love to get another pool one day, but I do get nervous with pools and little ones, so I think we'll stick with kiddie pools until my littlest knows how to swim.
The area had became an ugly eye-sore in our backyard and my husband and I decided it was time to change that. So we bought this fire pit (on sale) at Home Depot and some concrete edging blocks.
and some pavers to create a walkway out to the fire pit.
We raked out the dirt as level as we could…
… laid down landscaping fabric, placing the edging blocks on top of the fabric.  We actually just left the fire pit in it’s spot and ran the fabric around and under it.
…then we simply added gravel rock (I think that’s what it’s called) on top of the fabric.
Once the blocks were in place, we cut the excess landscaping fabric off.
then added our chairs back into the area (the chairs are from Wal-Mart.)

I have this vision of nice evergreen bushes all the way around the fire pit so, eventually, I’d like to create a landscaping border of mulch around the entire area and under the pavers. Then I’ll fill the mulch area with bushes and flowers, creating a semi-enclosed fire pit area, but for now… I’m TOTALLY LOVING my new backyard fire pit!

How about you, do you have a backyard fire pit?  Did you create the area yourself of hire someone to do it for you?  Do share, I’d love to hear from you.

May you be you a little inspired!
Until next time,


  1. Yes! We made our own fire pit, on the edge of our flowered. This is awesome!

  2. Everything you touch turns to gold!!! This is just beautiful!!!
    Janel in NJ :)

  3. In my old house, we had a fire pit. We loved to sit out by the fire every night. Maybe someday I'll get another one. You did a great job on yours!

  4. This is such a great blog post! Very good information! Appreciating the hard work you put into your site. It’s awesome blog.

  5. Absolutely wonderful idea. We have a bald spot in our backyard. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I'm new to your site and love everything.

  6. I think it is a cute gathering spot, complete with the floor and stone steps. I’m glad you were able to make your dream setting. :) Our fire pit is square-shaped, by the way. And I added more width to the frame, so it can serve as a counter for drinking cups. ;)


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