Faux Fireplace

Introduction: Faux Fireplace

I love decorating for Christmas, and about 11 years ago had a place with no fireplace. Both of my children were young, and I wanted a place to hang their stockings besides on the back of the front door! :-) I had seen a cheesy looking cardboard fireplace kit I believe at Party City, and decided, I could make one that looked a lot better than theirs! So, I made one. I hope you enjoy!

Step 1: Step 1: Assembly

Assemble cardboard boxes for your layout. I had some Priority shipping boxes left over from selling stuff on Ebay, and I turned the boxes inside out, and used tape in between the pieces to keep it together. As you can see I used the middle of a project board for the center of the fireplace.

Step 2: Step 2: Bonding It Together

Take a can of foam insulation and spray between each box so that it will "glue" them together for a stronger hold. Then, after the foam is dry, take a putty knife and scrape the excess off.

Step 3: Step 3: Paint!

Spray the entire thing red... This may take a couple of coats.

Step 4: Step 4: More Paint!

Paint the middle black, and paint your foam insulation gray to make it look like cement,

Step 5: Step 5: Adding Your Own Flare

Add whatever décor you would like, I made this for Christmas for my kids stockings :-) Because this is cardboard, and not very strong, I used hooks in the wood paneling to anchor strings for the stockings.

Step 6: Step 6: Adding Fire

I found a picture of a fireplace fire, and printed it off my computer. Then just used a glue stick to keep it on.

Step 7: Step 7: Picture Fun

Add your kids for a great Christmas Card, or even yourself!

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    3 years ago

    This is a sweet story! I will use this to make a doll size fire place. Thank you!!


    Reply 3 years ago