I made my own fireplace and it only cost me a dollar!December 12, 2016
In our home, we do not have a fireplace. So my son asked me if we could make one. I don't have the space to make one out of boxes so I decided I was going to make one out of poster board. We headed to Dollar Tree, grabbed our poster board and headed home. We look through his art stash and picked out a few red, green, and black sheets of construction paper. Next, we went to go look for a glue stick, ruler, gray and brown paint, a pencil, and paint brushes.
Draw out your fireplace layout on with a pencil. Some like to freehand with paint but not I! I erase more than a book editor. And I like to measure correctly.
I cut out the red bricks using the red construction paper.
I glued the bricks, leaving some space in between giving the illusion of cement.
I let my 8-year-old son draw the fire and I cut it out for him. He did the fire in 3 sizes and in 3 different colors. I cut them out and then I then glued the fire cutouts together.
I cut the sides of the poster board off as you can see from the picture above. I put those aside to make logs.
I painted the top of the mantle a slate gray to resemble stone.
I glued 2 pieces of black construction paper to the center of the fireplace.
I made logs out of the extra poster board and painted them brown and left them to dry.
I used my glue gun to glue the logs together and then glued the fire behind it.
I wanted a pop-out look for the fire so with extra scraps of poster board and folded them and attached them to the back of the fire and glues them down.
Find a place next to your tree to tape the fireplace at.
|The final result!|
It looks super cute with the tree lights on.