This is the best place I had to make one on the wall and still have room for a tree so I cleared it out and got busy.
Mock Fireplace and Mantel
I decided that I wanted to decorate a fireplace mantel for Christmas this year. Unfortunately, I do not have a fireplace in my house so I decided to make one!
I gathered some wood scrap pieces that I had in the garage and arranged them until I had a design that I liked.
I also gathered a window moulding that I purchased at an auction for two dollars that resembled a mantel and started painting.
I kept two long strips and painted them a very light gold color to go on either side of the fireplace.
I wasn't sure if I would be keeping the fireplace after Christmas so I used some Command picture hanging strips to secure everything to my wall knowing that I couldn't place anything heavy on the mantel that way.
I added the decorative pieces of wood last. It was a bit time consuming since I wasn't using hardware but it turned out nice in the end.
Here's the finished product! I hung my homemade wreath above it and placed a large picture wrapped like Santa in the chimney to cover the outlet and I was pleased.
- Scrap wood and moulding (my garage)
- Spray paint (Home Depot)
- Command picture hanging velcro strips (Home Depot)