Instant fireplace for the holidays

It’s a little tradition with the kids. Since we don’t have an actual fireplace, we create a paper fireplace and decorate it. Usually we draw the complete scene out on butcher block paper, but this year we got a little more creative.

christmas craftsWe used twelve 12×12 sheets of brick printed scrapbooking paper found at Hobby Lobby (3 sheets across x 4 sheets down). Then, created the mantle and hearth from black construction paper. Used more construction paper to created the logs and flames.

paper fireplace

Yes, I have waaaay too much time on my hands! (I need a job.) It’s a little taller than Parker. Alex complained that it’s not our “tradition”. I say traditions are over-rated. She added the tree on the mantle ’cause I left that part out, apparently.

Use construction paper to make the stockings and ornaments and foam stickers and cotton balls to decorate. Viola! Instant fireplace for the holidays.

Keep the kids busy for a good 2 hours! Sweet.

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