Wednesday, November 19, 2014
DIY Cardboard Fireplace
I have always wanted to make a cardboard chimney for the holidays. A real one would be better, but since I don't live in a place where that can be allowed that's not going to happen, I thought for years how great it would be to have a fake one. Well, I could got buy one for like $400. Nope, not what I want to spend. So one day while I was surfing Pinterest, I came a cross a pin that excited me. It was showing you how to make your own cardboard fireplace. I loved it! I said that's it, I'm going to make one this year!
So today I did! Unfortunately, the pin does not link a source but I will link the pin that shows the images on how to create one: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/497014508851561224/
This is how mine came out! I'm very excited. I ended up using a lightweight vinyl brick roll. It was easy to put on and I just cut off the extra that I didn't need and secured it with strapping tape. For the inside of the chimney I used black card stock. For the top, I had some left over wainscoting that I used for my daughter room, so I secured it to the top of the chimney as a shelf. It was pretty easy to do and now I have a fireplace for our stockings to hang.