Backyard & Patio Fireplace Ideas


CAMPFIRE IN A CAN: NOT JUST FOR CAMPERS!

Obviously Campfire In A Can is great way to make camping a heck of a lot better but did you know a lot of our customers use it at home too? It's an easy way to enjoy a fire pit in your backyard. And with our propane model's zero clearance to combustibles underneath it rating, you can use it on your patio or deck safely!

Of course some people have an eye for beauty. While we're proud of our clever design, we can't help but admire how a few of our customers took it a step further and created some gorgeous do-it-yourself fire features. There are plenty of reasons why the DIY crowd loves using Campfire In A Can to build a custom backyard fire pits:

  • It's easy! All you need to do is build the style of fire feature you want. We'll supply the fire.
  • It's safe! With total control over the flame and a zero clearance to combustibles underneath it rating, our propane model is safe to use right on your patio, deck, or lawn.
  • It can be used anytime! Never again will a fire ban prevent you from have a cozy fire in your backyard.
  • It's portable! Have a small patio? Just move your fire feature to the side when not in use. It's the perfect small space solution.
  • It's easy to customize! Want a new look every season? Change up the fire pit whenever you want or add some coloured fire glass for a one of a kind look. It's a cozy way to Feng Shui!
  • It's affordable! Dressing up your Campfire In A Can is waaaaaaaay cheaper than a fire table and looks better too!

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME...

Everyone loves sitting around a campfire. And everyone loves getting compliments. Below you'll find a few OMG worthy custom fire pits from some crafty DIY-ers. Just imagine your friends and family gathered around these beauties!

A BLOOMING FLAME

If you have a Campfire In A Can, flower pots are a simple and affordable way to build a cost effective fire pit. Plus you have all sorts of options at the garden centre! By adding some lava rock or fire glass and you've got yourself a one of a kind fire feature. And if you slip a roller underneath you can move it around easily!

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RUSTIC AND REPURPOSED

Check out this amazing fire pit made with an old Weber BBQ, some fire glass, and a Campfire In A Can. We're digging that custom paint job!

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USE IT AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME

customer photo campfire in a canA little ingenuity and a bit of vision goes a long way. Here is an awesome project from some happy Campfire In A Can customers. The fireplace below was gathering dust because wood fires were prohibited in town. A couple quick modifications and our propane model fit right inside!


 

 

A CLASSIC SINCE THE DAYS OF THE CAVEMAN...

campfire in a can deck patio projectSometimes, you just have to stick with the classics. These timeless stone fire pits will inspire your designs for a more permanent gathering spot for backyard get-togethers.

...OR AN ERUPTION OF STYLE!

campfire in a can customer projectAnd sometimes you have to go with what your heart says. If your heart says to build a volcano in your backyard, you start piling dirt! Here's a great example of just how creative some people can get with their Campfire In A Can. This customer wanted a volcano with an eruption of flames at the top. Leo gave him some advice on how it could be done and... well, you have to see it to believe it!

 

LET'S GET CUSTOMIZING

Now that you're good and inspired, you're probably chomping at the bit to transform your Campfire In A Can into a gorgeous custom fire feature! Luckily, we've made a quick video on how to choose a flower pot for your fire pit (below). Or, you can download our easy-to-follow, do-it-yourself (DIY) instructions.

CHECK OUT THAT SWEET GLASS!

We're big fans of fire glass here at Campfire In A Can. Although it's just small bits of tempered glass, it's super safe to use and adds a touch of style that's hard to beat! Plus, you can get it in many different colours so it's a great way to customize your new fire pit. And because we're kind of experts on it, we've even got some recommendations for you!

Generally there are two kinds of fire glass we suggest people get: 1/2 inch Reflective Fire Glass  which looks like large chunks of broken glass, or 1/2 inch Fire Glass Beads which is smooth and round in shape. Both allow a nice flow of propane through the glass and will give you a great looking fire. We've added direct links to our recommendations on Amazon.com because A) that's a great place to get it and B) we're just helpful like that.

As for how much you'll need, if you go with the 1/2 inch Reflective Fire Glass, you should order about 7.5 pounds. If you decided on the 1/2 inch Fire Glass Beads, we recommend getting approximately 9 pounds.

If you do make a fancy schmancy decorative fire pit, make sure you send us a picture. We'd love to see it!