Faux Fireplace Logs

5 Materials
2 Hours

I must admit that I am sorta jealous of anyone with a cozy fireplace! I love how they look, even when they aren't being used. I will most likely be making a full blown fake version sometime in the near future, but in the meantime these fake fireplace logs with a temporary, moveable, place-it-anywhere setup will carry me through the holidays. All it takes is a couple of spade drilled logs, some tea lights, and garland to create a super festive faux fireplace in any room of the house!
-Birch Logs
-Fireplace Grate
-Garland / Christmas Decor
-Black Board
-1.5" Spade Bit
-Tea Lights
-Push Pins
STEP 1: Measure and Mark the Tea Lights
Decide how many tea lights you are going to put in each log. Then measure and mark evenly on the log, so the tea lights are distributed properly.
STEP 2: Drill Holes Into The Wood
Take a 1.5" spade bit and drill holes into each of the marks that you made in step 1 until they are deep enough to fit a tea light into.
STEP 3: Place Your Tea Lights
Place your tea lights into the slots you just created. I used battery powered ones, so there is no need to be concerned about a fire.
STEP 4: Make Your Background
Place a black foam board against an empty space in your house.
STEP 5: Add Some Greenery
Surround the board with some Christmas garland and other greenery that you like.
STEP 6: Add Some hanging Ornaments
You can add some hanging ornaments into the black board or even write a fun message in a metallic marker!
STEP 7: Place Your Fireplace Grate
Center your fireplace grate in front of the garland trimmed board.
STEP 8: Add Your Fake Logs
Now simply load up your fake logs (with some unaltered logs underneath).
STEP 9: Light Up Your Tea Lights
Now just turn on or light your tea lights and enjoy a cozy looking temporary fireplace!
This has really got me inspired to build a more permanent faux fireplace in my house... I think I foresee that in the near future!!!
I think I am going to give this set of light up logs to a friend who has an old closed off fireplace. Of course hers is more epic than this faux version, but I must say this is pretty cozy for those of us who don't have a fireplace.

Suggested materials:

  • Birch Logs  (Fairway)
  • Tea Lights  (Dollar Tree)
  • Foam Black Board  (Dollar Tree)
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  • Deb Mahre
    on Dec 10, 2018

    I love it... And Yes, I think I'll try it.

    Great job1

  • Kathy
    on Oct 5, 2019

    This is very clever and I'm inspired to do something similar. Thank you.

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