We just drew a large ring in the dirt, dug it out some and started building with the rocks and cement.
Very inexpensive and crude as it is....
It is very functional and a nice foot rest as you are sitting around it.
An added bonus is you can burn your yard limbs....if you don't have the space for building a firepit, you can buy a good container firepit, they are not to expensive, and will last for years.
(sure wish the grass was freshly mown)
The best part is the 'smores, don't they make everyone the happiest ever!!
Cheers to Happy !!