DIY Flameless Fire Pit

Lights are an integral part of holiday decorating, that much is true. But beyond the classic lights on the tree, lights on the house, lights on the…. stairway (?) what else is there to do?

For those of you who still have to sort out your last minute holiday decorations (like me, let’s be honest) I thought I’d show you a super quick DIY project that will add a little whimsy to your holiday light displays (and let’s face it, you’re gonna want to leave this up all year).

This project was so easy, and the best part was, the only cost was the $2 strand of lights from Walmart’s holiday section!

DIY Flameless Firepit |

To start, arrange your stones in a circle of whatever size you’d like your base to be. If for some reason, you feel like you’re going to want to move this display, or if you’re not building it exactly where you’re leaving it, I would suggest constructing it on a piece of plywood for easy handling.

DIY Flameless Firepit |

Arrange your lights how you like them within the circle before adding the sticks, as it’s way too difficult to do it afterwards (learn from my mistakes, loves).

DIY Flameless Firepit |

Next, prop up your sticks in a “teepee” shape like you would a real fire pit. I chose to use a bit of hot glue at the top to secure them in this position so that they would be as stable as possible. And also because I had a hard time convincing my kitty to just stop and admire the beauty of it, instead of crashing wildly through the middle of it in a mad frenzy. Funny, that.

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 How are you spicing up your holiday lights?

Author: Lizzie

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13 thoughts on “DIY Flameless Fire Pit

  1. This is SO cute! How creative!

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm
  2. seriously love this idea!! it’s so cute & super creative!!!!

    xo, cambria

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:32 am
  3. I am SO doing this for my non-working fireplace! I’ve been looking for something fun to go in there year ’round and this is the one. And yes, kitties do love to crash our pretty DIY projects. Those stinkers.

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 3:54 pm
  4. This is so beyond adorable! I love it!

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm
  5. Oh my lands! What a great idea. This is so happening at our place!

    Posted on December 27, 2014 at 10:55 pm
  6. This is so cool! What an awesome idea!

    Posted on December 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Posted on January 2, 2015 at 5:23 pm
  8. I used red lights since my white ones didn’t look that great. See my result! Thanks for the idea!

    Posted on December 20, 2015 at 6:11 pm
    1. That’s super cute, Katie! I love it! Great job. 🙂

      Posted on December 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm
  9. Love the simple idea of making some spaces warm and cozy just wandering to replace the electric lights with solar ones.

    Posted on July 4, 2016 at 8:44 am