Fire and Ice in Faux Fireplace!

Our DIY faux fireplace needed something to give it a fire look. I cut three logs about 3 inches thick. Then to "dress" them up for winter I added snow.
I like the addition of crisp white to the firebox area since everything there is black. The back of the faux fireplace is chalkboard. I drew a 20 second tree on the chalkboard. :)
Here's a list of supplies to make snow covered logs...because this would also look great in a centerpiece.
1. Logs
2. Approximately 3 large or 5 regular size white crayons
3. Craft heat gun {I tried a hair blow dryer but it blew crayons pieces across the table}
4. Butcher knife and board to chop crayons.
Use care when using the heat gun. It doesn't get too hot, but still use care. :)
Three logs cut to between 12 and 14 inches and stacked.
I started by "coloring" the log while melting the wax over the tops of the logs.
Using the knife I chopped crayon into pieces.
The pieces were sprinkled on top of the logs and melted using the heat gun.
I stopped just as the chunks turned smooth like melting snow. You can buy one color crayons by the box. Thanks to a reader for that tip! My readers are the best. :)
Here's my logs in place with part of the 20 second christmas tree.
There's the faux fireplace with the fire and ice logs and 20 second Christmas tree drawing. The trees above on the mantel were made from scraps, spindles and sticks.
Country Design Style-Jeanette
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  • Suzanne Delaney Suzanne Delaney on Jan 10, 2020

    How do you ensure there are no cretters in the logs? Do you heat the logs in the oven a few hours on low heat as I have to do that to Acorns to ensure to rid them of eggs that bugs may have introduced into the acorn so I am wondering re these logs too?

    Thank you,


  • MaryO MaryO on Nov 01, 2022

    Do you have a tutorial on how to make the mantle trees?

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  • Johanne Palange Johanne Palange on Mar 18, 2021

    The snowy logs are nice, but I just love your mantlepiece. So quirky and unique. I also happen to love spindles: I don't know why, I just do. It all looks like something I could and would do. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you so much. It's strange how we pick items that we are attracted to, like spindles. Mantels are not hard to make. Think of it as three boxes. Two are long for the legs and one larger for the top. The open side of the boxes faces the wall. Attach the boxes together, then start adding moldings and trims.

  • Barbara Barbara on Nov 05, 2021

    I love this! And you did a stellar job of explaining the process. KUDDOS for that, too. Also, your ‘fireplace’ is so charming and creative…and the ‘Christmas trees’ are just darling. Thanks for sharing.