21 Stunning Fire Pit Ideas

A collection of fire pit ideas to get you started

Updated 4 September, 2021

On this page, we show you some examples of great fire pit ideas, something that fits in perfectly with your backyard, and has that personalised touch. Create a truly unique gift can be tricky, especially for the person that has everything, but take a look at our gallery and see if you can find some inspiration for that truly one-of-a-kind present!  Remember, if you have an idea that you think might look cool. be sure to get in touch and talk to us about putting together a mockup for you.

Fire pits are a great feature for any yard. Get some kindling, grab some friends or family, and have a relaxed night out around the roaring flames. Toast some marshmallows, have a barbecue, or just chill with good company. What could be better?

How about doing it around your own custom designed fire pit?

Custom Fire Pit Design

At MAX Fire Pits, we make custom-cut steel fire pits to order. We take your design, feed our quality 4mm Bluescope steel into a laser cutter, and out it comes perfectly formed in strong steel to turn into a roaring fire pit.

It’s pretty simple, and you have a lot of leeway with the designs that you choose.

To get the most out of your custom fire pit, there are a couple of things to consider:

  • The bigger and bolder the design, the better. The image is going to be backlit by the crackling flames behind it, so it needs to look great as a silhouette.
  • Small details are possible, but too many close together may not look great when viewed in the dark with the flames behind.
  • “Floating elements”, like the spaces inside letters (like the middle of an o, for example) need to be connected to the rest of the pit somehow! That means any design that’s too detailed is going to get a lot of these little connecting elements added to them. This might spoil your design, so be careful

Sounds like it might be a bit limiting to your grand ideas?

Not at all. As you’ll see, there’s a world of options out there for a custom fire pit for your home.

Custom Fire Pit Ideas

So what should you put on your new custom fire pit? Here are some fire pit ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Photo of a custom fire pit
Here's a fire pit with three unique sides that we designed for a couple to mark their wedding anniversary.

Personalised Fire Pits

Does that special someone in your life love nothing more than to sit by a fire and relax? Why not make it truly special by custom engraving a key date or life achievement on it?

Whether it’s a wedding, an anniversary, or a life goal, you can carve any date or text into your fire pit in a wide variety of fonts. From the blocky and industrial to the flowing and pretty, there’s a font to suit your event.

Want to commemorate multiple events? A first date, engagement and a wedding day? You can have each side of the fire pit engraved with a different date, telling a complete story in steel plates.

Best of all, if you want to spread out your purchase, we are now offering the Afterpay payment option, making it really convenient to buy now and pay off your fire pit over time.

Sports Team Fire Pits

Sit around the fire, get the radio going, and listen to your favourite team achieve victory while their logo shines brightly through your custom fire pit design.

Most sport team logos, from football, cricket, soccer and everything in-between, are perfectly designed for a laser cut fire pit. And since you can use each side for a different design, you can support up to four teams on a single pit!

Movie Logo Fire Pits

We know what you’re thinking and, yes, the Star Wars logo does look amazing as a fire pit idea. Many classic films and television series have had equally classic title designs that really respond well to the custom fire pit treatment. From the strong lettering of Star Wars to the flowing script of Casablanca and everything in-between, add a unique piece of movie memorabilia to your collection with a custom fire pit design.

Personalised Fire Pits

A personalised fire pit can be as simple as just the name of someone you love — yourself included! — into the side of the fire pit as a heartfelt present. Maybe to commemorate the birth of a child? A personalised pit for that barbecue-crazed family member? Or just as a nice way to say thank you to your mate for helping you move house.

Another popular idea is to create a truly unique fire pit for a colleague or friend for their milestone birthdays, such as 21st or 50th birthdays. We’ve included some sample photos below.

Corporate Fire Pits

Want a unique gift for your best workers? Or want to turn office Christmas parties into something a little more special?

Getting your company logo laser-cut into a fire pit is a unique way to show off your brand for corporate gifts or events. Get the team around the fire, pass around a few drinks, and reminisce on how the year went in style. 

A branded fire pit is also a great way to show your appreciation for your very best customers, which we are finding to be more and more popular, especially during the pandemic when it’s harder to meet face to face with customers.

dunlop custom fire pit
custom company fire pit for GoodYear tyre company

Got a sweet idea for a fire pit? We'll design it for FREE for you!

If you've got an idea and would like to see what it might look like, get in touch and we will create and email you a mockup before you order!