The Girl Who Built a Beautiful Fire Pit

The Girl Who Built a Beautiful Fire Pit white lawn chairs around heelbarrow lit fire. lights draped around border seating area
The Girl Who Built a Beautiful Fire Pit

Does your outdoor space need some updating? Mine sure did!! I am The Girl Who Built a Beautiful Fire Pit. Twinkle tights and cozy chairs were calling my name. So I wanted to get this fun project done before hubby came home. I will include some yummy recipes for you to try over your fir pit.

The Girl Who Built a Beautiful Fire Pit white lawn chairs around heelbarrow lit fire. lights draped around border seating area

Here is where I got my inspiration from, Jessica at I Dream of Homemaking. She does amazing work. My fire pit isn’t actually done yet but I wanted to share what I completed in a day in a half. Most of it was done before hubby got home on the first day. I strung the lights on the second day because I didn’t have enough to start out with.

white lawn chairs around metal fire pit. wood side table with pink flowers and small jars filled with smores

We have used a wheel barrow for years as a fire pit. I love that a wheel barrow is portable. Just get yourself an old crusty one and fill it with sand. The sand helps to keep in the heat, so the metal doesn’t heat up. Trust me on this, the wheel won’t melt and the handles won’t get hot! I had people freaking out the first time I posted a picture of our fir pit wheel barrow, They claimed it was dangerous and the tire would melt. People can be so funny at times.

To be extra careful, I would set a small fire extinguisher around just in case a blanket catches fire. Or a cute painted bucket filled with water to stop a fire. This will also cool your metal roasting sticks.

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Mini Peanut Butter Cup Smores
Prep Time 1 Minute
Cook Time 5 Minutes
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Prep Time 1 Minute
Cook Time 5 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Split your graham cracker in half. Then place your 1-2 mini Reese's cups on them.
  2. Toast your marshmallow to your liking.
  3. Slide your roasted marshmallow on your graham cracker. Place other half on top. Enjoy!
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rusty blue wheel barrow fire place white white chair in background and purple flowers

I began this project by getting wood posts from Lowe’s. In a circle I staked them in the ground, bordering what would be my fire pit. I was going to fill this space with pea gravel..but I didn’t get there yet. No big deal, I don’t need the space to be perfect. It was finally a sunny weekend in the PNW, so I wanted to get started early on our fire pit.

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blue place with stack of chocolate and graham crackers with roasting sticks and marshmallow bag on wood table

When the warmer weather hits, we have fires often so that means lots of s’mores. Jars are a perfect way to hold your s’more supplies!

This table is made from a bee box stand. Hubby has bees, and a few extra bee box stands so I thought, what a perfect table! The table top was created with cedar that I got at the hardware store. I think hubby was quite impressed, or maybe not because I am sure he would have made solid wood tables. But a girl has to do what she can with the little time that’s available.

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Heath Smores
Prep Time 1 Minute
Cook Time 3 Minutes
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Prep Time 1 Minute
Cook Time 3 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Split your graham cracker in half. Place desired chunk of heath bar.
  2. Toast your marshmallow to your liking.
  3. Slide roasted marshmallow on graham cracker. Place other half on top and enjoy!
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wood side table top with 3 jars filled with marshmallws, chocolate, and grahamcrackers

I strung my lights all around the border of the fire pit area. Then screwed hooks on the posts to hang lanterns from. If you are able to hang a chandelier, I highly recommend it. Take a look at my solar chandelier here. For the pillows that I use outdoors I like to water proof them, read how to do that here.

wood post with black wire light stapled in

It is a good idea if nights get a little chilly to keep a basket of blankets. I have a basket in the mudroom filled with blankets perfect for by the fire. When the family is around the fire, the kids want to roast more than marshmallows so they get experimental. String cheese is one of their faves for roasting. Slowly roasting it for a gooey inside is so tasty.

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Roasted String Cheese
Cook Time 4 Minutes
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Cook Time 4 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Place your cheese stick on the roasting stick.
  2. Slowly spin your stick, you want the inside to be gooey.
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blue watering can with purple flowers and cement bunnies

Janine at Happy Happy Nester has a delicious campfire Eclair recipe. You will have to try it out! Let me know how much you like it.

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Campfire Eclairs
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  1. Prepare your pudding ahead of time.
  2. Wrap your roasting stick in foil and spray non stick spray. Wrap the dough around it closing the end off.
  3. Roast until golden brown.
  4. Fill the hole with pudding and spread nutella on top.
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The Girl Who Built a Beautiful Fire Pit white lawn chairs around heelbarrow lit fire. lights draped around border seating area

jumbo smore

To see life in action check out my Instagram here. The kids made a creation with the jumbo marshmallows. Oh it was so good!

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Jumbo Smore
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  1. Split your graham cracker in half.
  2. Slowly roast your marshmallow, so it's soft on the inside.
  3. Where the two holes are from the prongs in your marshmallow, place your 2 chocolate pieces in them.
  4. Let site for about a minute and enjoy!
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The Girl Who Built a Beautiful Fire Pit white lawn chairs around heelbarrow lit fire. lights draped around border seating area

I would love to know what you love to cook over the fire. One thing to try is melting heath bars or mini reeces pieces cups instead of hersheys bars.

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The Girl Who Built a Beautiful Fire Pit white lawn chairs around heelbarrow lit fire. lights draped around border seating area

My friend Kim over at Today’s Creative Life shared this peanut butter cookie recipe on her Instagram stories. She hasn’t posted to her blog yet but there are many great recipes over there. I thought it would be so yummy, if you made these then roasted a marshmallow and put it on top of the cookie. What’s great about these cookies is they only have 3 ingredients!

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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
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Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Combine all ingredients.
  3. Place in small balls on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 Minutes and let cool.
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36 Comments

  1. Rhonda,
    I LOVE your outdoor fire pit outdoor room! What a great project and I love how you made it so quickly. Everything you touch turns out amazing! Btw, your blog title is very catchy and fun!

  2. I hope Paul & I will be sitting by the fire soon and enjoying some family time. Love the wheelbarrow fire pit…so original!! Love you bunches!!

  3. Thank you for all the links. I’m showing this to my husband. He built us a fire pit last year so now we need to make it lo K as inviting and cozy as yours. ❤️

  4. Hi Rhonda,
    It looks great, very cosy, I did do the post and string lights myself this weekend, I may look out for solar chandelier but hard to find here, 🇬🇧😊👍

  5. Ohhh Love this blog! It’s finally warm enough here to get our fire pit a blazin’ Thank you for all these awesome ideas ❤️

  6. Knock – knock, anyone home ? Hi Rhonda, when I was a kid we had a cottage on a lake. There were 5 cottages ( family & friends )…there were summers when we took tree stumps & everyone would

  7. They would paint our name on a stump…every weekend someone had to burn their log. Was fun who got toasted 🔥🔥🔥

  8. To the girl who built a beautiful fire pit… Pretty awesome. Thank you for the inspiration and wonderful ideas. Awesome space for making memories! You nailed it once again. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Looks great! It has been a cold spring…can’t wait to be able to sit outside! We’re longing for nights like this!

  10. Girl, you are just such an inspiration to me. That’s exactly what I’m going to do around our fire pit. Thank you for all of your wonderful posts. I look forward to your stories everyday. I enjoy my morning coffee with Instagram friends ☕️😄. Hugs..

  11. This is beautiful and such an awesome way to make family and friends memories. I love everything about this-including the string lights around the perimeter. I do have a question. Is there a way to make sure which old wheelbarrows have paint that is lead free?

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