Mock Fireplace and Mantel

by Jennifer
3 Materials
48 Hours

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!

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.

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.

Suggested materials:
  • Scrap wood and moulding   (my garage)
  • Spray paint   (Home Depot)
  • Command picture hanging velcro strips   (Home Depot)
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  • Kathy Kay Kathy Kay on Dec 31, 2019

    Love it, you could also hang one of those fireplace heaters on your wall in the opening to really give the look of a real fireplace... just a thought

  • Maria Lisonbee Maria Lisonbee on Jan 12, 2020

    I have wanted one just like it for Christmas to hang stockings and make it look warm for the holidays! And it could be hung from Thanksgiving on!!