DIY Fire Pit Ideas {our camping adventure begins}

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This weekend we decided to rent a campsite for the summer season on a lake. We have been talking about his idea for 3 years now and never pulled the trigger. Well this year, it’s a done deal! I have been scouring the internet looking for DIY fire pit ideas and have pinned a slew of them to our new RV + Camping board if you would like to follow along.  I grew up with a camper and have been trying to convince my husband (the city boy who is scared of bugs) that camping is fun and offers tremendous serenity. Needless to say, it took me a couple years but now he has decided to give it a try. The funny thing is, my parents are on board as well so we are doing a joint venture and fixing up the site together. Four generations that live, work, vacation and now camp together. My dad has agreed to fix the rotted decks and help clean things up. I know, some of you might think we are crazy but that’s how we roll around here ;). My grandmother has already said, “make sure there is a ramp for wheel chair because I want to go too!” My grandfather is so excited to get over to the campsite and supervise the clean up. I have included a few affiliate links of a fire pit we also just added to our pool area fueled by propane. 


DIY fire pit ideas

Here are my favorite DIY fire pit ideas for our campsite.

Updated: We just added a new fire pit to our pool area which was 40% off and is amazing. You have to check it out if you are in the market for a propane fueled fire pit. 

The Fire pit is from Wayfair and you can find it here. If it’s out of stock (it was 40% off!!) Here are a few others (affiliate links) that are similar. 

Brown Fire Pit Coffee Table  and Brown Metal Fire Pit Coffee Table

and Brown Stainless Steel Fire Pit Coffee Table 


I am in LOVE with this recent fire pit table top idea by Kelly over at the LilyPad Cottage. This girl has the best projects! In fact, I showed this idea to my mom and her response was, “oh we need to build one like that.” Thanks Kelly for the idea!

diy fire pit with table

Melissa at the Inspired room just completed this fire pit where she provides a fabulous and easy tutorial so you can make your own. I definitely think I could this!

DIY fire pit

This fire pit is a bit more involved but I love the round circle that the stone created with the pit in the middle. I found this image on pinterest and unfortunately, don’t know the source so if you know, please let me know.

DIY Fire pit ideas stone

I love how she used brick edging on this one below.

DIY fire pit stone and brick

Monika Stamp

I would love to build a raised stone pit like this one below. I am thinking that I may need to mortar the stones together? Will have to research this option. Isn’t it pretty?

raised diy fire pit

Better Homes and Gardens

A boulder fire pit is a clever idea, especially if you have boulders near by that you can roll in to place.

boulder diy fire pit

Apartment Therapy

We are looking forward to our summer adventure on the lake and cleaning up the site. A DIY fire pit will be first on the list as well as creating a deck area. We will at some point, create a screened in area on the deck for more sleeping space when we are all there together. I plan on sharing our camp and lakeside projects with you throughout the summer, so get ready, lots more to come ;).

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  1. I really would love a fire pit in our yard. We have plans to expand our patio, hopefully next summer, and I really want to include a fire pit. Friends of ours also have a chiminea which is awesome because the smoke funnels out a chimney above everyone’s heads instead of in your face if the wind changes.

  2. Thanks Jessica for sharing my fire pit table! Hope you are having a great holiday weekend 🙂

  3. I saw some of these pins popping up and wondered what fun you were planning. Had the feeling you were gathering ides 😉 We grew up camping and the entire family went. Sometimes, there were like 30 of us!! Best times ever. You guys are going to have a blast!!

    1. haha I know Shannon, everyone knows now based on my pins RV and camping are on my mind! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. How exciting!!! Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Nothing beats family camping!

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