Making a Decorative Fireplace
With cardboard, paint, some fabric and hot glue you can make an inexpensive fireplace decoration. This guide is about making a decorative fireplace craft
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This fireplace is made of cardboard, paint, and hot glue. That's it! It may not actually make you warm on the outside, but it does on the inside.
Approximate Time: 2 hours
- 1 XL cardboard box
- 2 small Christmas tree boxes
- 1 small cardboard box
- hot glue gun and glue
- black fabric
- Cut one large side and one small side of XL cardboard box off.
- Use the two small Christmas tree boxes to hold the mantle and side up, hot glue them to the inside and top of XL box. I find that if you glue them on the outside or in the back of the inside it is not sturdy enough.
- Fold and hot glue extra pieces to the top (mantle of fireplace) to make extra sturdy.
- Paint, any way you like I chose brick
- Take the leftover cardboard and cut out fire, and paint.
- Use the small box to glue the fire to.
- Use the black fabric to cover the inside back of the fireplace. (i used a curtain and thumbtacks)
- Decorate however you like. I used the garland to hide the edges, and I just used some thumb tacks to keep it in place
By Becca from Clarksville, TN
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November 16, 20111 found this helpful
What is the easiest and cheapest way to make a neat fireplace to use for a few hours?