If Christmas is just around the corner, and you don't have a fireplace to hang the stocking, all you need to do is create a faux fireplace from cardboard. This is a fairly simple task that doesn't require too many things and is not very time-consuming.
How to Make a Fireplace from Cardboard
Things You Require
- A big sized appliance box
- Brown packing tape
- Spray paint
- Tape measure
- Wrapping paper
- Black poster board
- If it is a box that has been opened, then tape up the adjacent flaps in all the corners.
- Taping up these flaps will increase the length of the box.
- Place the box in such a way that it is standing on the flaps.
- Now decide on the dimensions. If you want the fireplace to stick about a foot from the wall, use the measuring tape to make dotted horizontal line on the top, reducing the width of the surface on the top to one foot.
- Also, draw vertical lines on the two sides.
- Now, you need to cut along the lines you just marked.
- Decide which side will be at the front of the fireplace.
- Take the measuring tape and from the front side, mark 12 inches from the top and side portion.
- Again cut along the marked dotted line and this should give you a square or rectangular-shaped front with the sides and top portion measuring 12 inches in width.
- Now, you need to spray paint it using the desired color.
- Let it dry completely, make sure nobody smudges it by touching it while it is wet.
- Paint rectangular brick pattern on it.
- Paint the bricks in horizontal lines and add a cream line between the bricks to give an impression of mortar.
- For giving the wooden feel of a mantle, you could use a strip of wood grain contact paper that measures around 2 inches over the top and around the top edge of the fireplace.
- Use the black poster board and cut 20 inches in length and breadth and stick it to the center of fireplace over the bottom of the fireplace.
- You can also create flames from cardboard and cover them with golden wrapping paper.
- Apply glue and stick the flames on the black poster board at the bottom of this fake fireplace.