I created a DIY fire pit for my backyard one summer, but it needed seating and a walkway, which I created in this video. A fire pit is a warm, cozy, and safe place to see family and friends outdoors, especially during these times. Watch and see how to use a fire pit kit with stones to create a fire pit with a stone walkway and seating.
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0:00 – Intro and “BEFORE” pics
0:33 – Creating the circle/shape of the fire pit seating area.
1:03 – Use a string trimmer to outline the fire pit seating area shape.
1:29 – Use a cultivator to break up the earth. (I’m using the RYOBI cultivator which you can find here: https://homedepot.sjv.io/QqNNa
1:39 – Edgers used: Pavestone from Home Depot: https://homedepot.sjv.io/AYKXx
2:08 – Tools used and digging the perimeter of fire pit.
3:21 – Clearing out fire pit seating area.
3:56 – Adding weed block fabric. (NOTE: I didn’t use sand because I have clay soil and didn’t feel I needed the added support to keep the edgers in place. The edgers have NOT shifted over time).
4:58 – Adding cardboard. (NOTE: You do NOT have to use cardboard. I used it for extra weed block, but mostly just wanted to recycle it).
5:49 – Lining edges along the seating area. (NOTE: Use weed block pins to keep it in place).
6:20 – Adding pea gravel (NOTE: I added about 25 bags, but could have used more).
7:18 – Using up extra edgers.
7:32 – Using extra edges for planters.
8:02 – Laying indoor/outdoor patio rug.
8:10 – Seating up folding chairs. Find them here (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/388COdq
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