Buy a 15 gallon wash pail from Lowe's. Get four bricks, Put the bricks inside the pail. Spread them out flat, to cover the bottom of the pail, and then set your logs on top of the bricks. This allows for airflow under your logs to keep the fire going.
I want lights like this! DIY Outdoor fire pit with sweet ambiance effect! This guy uses limestone for the walkway and seating area. I think for my house I would use pavers. Pavers would be more work though.