How To Make A Fire Pit For Under $50

When the warmer weather started popping up and then staying for a bit I knew Summer was around the corner. Which means it's near patio season and I am here today to help you create an incredibly cute fire pit! The great thing about this DIY Gel Fire Pit is it's completely customizable and UNDER $50! You read that right! It can also be as big or as small as you'd like.

Funny story actually, when Brandon and I were making this, I initially bought one container of sand and realized too late that I needed two so Brandon had a good idea about some old sea glass that I got a few years back and to use that as filler. Great idea, right?! Well...that thought appeared after I dumped all the sand in the bowl! Thinking I could just leave the sand where it was and jam the sea glass in around it was a huge fail. There. Was. Sand. Everywhere. TIP: definitely use a tray!

My advice is to NOT do what I did and add the filler, in this case, sea glass FIRST unless you specifically want it showing.

Don't worry, this tutorial is SUPER EASY! I'll show you step by step how to do this the RIGHT way! Also, everything in this tutorial can be found at your local Art Knapp or hardware store.

How To Make A Fire Pit For Under $50

This diy gel fire pit took me no more than 30 minutes to complete and it's a really fun activity to do with your partner or girlfriends over some wine and appies!

Well, let's get right to it! For this adorable DIY, you'll need the following...

Materials Needed

  • Ceramic or concrete bowl
    DIY Gel Fire Pit
  • Fire Gel Can
    How To Make A DIY Gel Fire Pit
  • Sand x2
    How To Make A DIY Gel Fire Pit Sand


*Now before you start, I highly recommend putting a tray underneath your work station to catch any sand (and there will be trust me! LOL) so it doesn't go everywhere.

  1. This step is the easiest part! Just unwrap the label from the can(s) and place it in the centre of your bowl.
  2. Next, start slowly filling up the bowl with sand. You'll need two jars if you're getting them from Art Knapp.
  3. If you are working on a budget and have sea glass lying around (dollar store might have them as well) then you can add that with one jar of sand instead of two. If you're adding half sea glass and half sand then start filling up the bowl with sea glass first. Fill up the bowl until about half way and then fill the rest with sand. If you'd prefer no sand at all, then fill the bowl up with just sea glass. If you're doing all sand then it's pretty simple! Fill the bowl with sand until it reaches the rim and slightly covers the can. TA-DAH you now have an adorable DIY Gel Fire Pit that you can put on your coffee table outside or on a dining set and proudly show off your masterpiece :)

    How To Make a DIY Gel Fire Pit

    How To Make A DIY Gel Fire Pit

    How To Make A DIY Gel Fire Pit

    How To Make A DIY Gel Fire Pit

    If you happen to make this DIY please share your photos with me over on my social channels by tagging #shopbeautifullyyou! I would absolutely LOVE to see your creations!



    1 comment

    This is so cute! I’m 100% making one. (They have the sand at the dollar store!)
    But… I’ve never seen a can of fire gel? What is it and how do you use it?

    Alyx May 29, 2019

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