How to make a faux fireplace out of cardboard?

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How can I make a faux fireplace with a left over cardboard box?
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  • Grady Grady on Dec 08, 2014
    If you can it would be really hard because the flames will just burn right through the cardboard.

  • Mary Mary on Dec 08, 2014
    It's for decoration not for use.

  • Granny Gee Granny Gee on Dec 09, 2014
    I made one from liquor store boxes! If you'd like to see photos, let me know! Everyone loves it. You can probably see them on my Facebook.com/grannygee. Send me a request, and I'll be glad to have you for friend, too. I put an electric heater that 'burns flames' (not really burns, decorative) in behind the fireplace ... I painted bricks on outside, so on. @ Anyone can come see ... and be friends, too! :) Gloria/Granny Gee

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    • Shira Shira on Dec 10, 2014
      @Granny Gee I would love to see your fireplace, it sounds awesome! Would you consider posting it on Hometalk, I know a lot of Hometalkers would love it!

  • Granny Gee Granny Gee on Dec 09, 2014
    @mary I made one from liquor store boxes! If you'd like to see photos, let me know! Everyone loves it. You can probably see them on my Facebook.com/grannygee. Send me a request, and I'll be glad to have you for friend, too. I put an electric heater that 'burns flames' (not really burns, decorative) in behind the fireplace ... I painted bricks on outside, so on

    • Mary Mary on Dec 09, 2014
      Yes it b nice if I can see photos. Thank you

  • Tris Smith Tris Smith on Dec 09, 2014
    Make your shape and paint the fire box area black and the outside a white -grey. Get a rectangular shaped sponge and rip a few small pieces out of the edge of the sponge- bricks are not perfect. Get a brick red paint and sponge dip on the brick pattern.

  • Letty Letty on Dec 09, 2014
    Many years ago, I made one with shoe boxes donated by a shoe store. I arranged them on the floor, and stapled them in place (no lids used). I painted then red and then put puffy paint in between to make that look like mortar. For the flames, I got tissue papers that were red, orange and yellow. I also had while that I tinted with food coloring to make them look like tie die. I arranged them on paper towel tubes (my logs) and put a battery closet light behind them. The a/c hitting it would make the tissue paper "flicker" just enough that it looked real enough for us.

  • Eva Eva on Dec 09, 2014
    Here is one that looks easy to make.