DIY Fireplace of Cardboard Boxes: Stylish Affordable Element at Home


Fireplace is becoming increasingly popular, because in addition to performing a direct function, it is a spectacular decorative element. And if in a private house it is quite simple to install it, then it is impossible to do this in an apartment. However, there is an alternative option – to make a fireplace out of cardboard boxes.

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DIY Christmas Fireplace

On the eve of the winter holidays, you always want a special comfort and family warmth. It is this atmosphere that can be created a fireplace, even if it is made from cardboard boxes.

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To create it you will need:

  • cardboard box;
  • construction tape;
  • putty;
  • PVC molding;
  • scissors;
  • black and white paint;
  • ruler or tape-measure;
  • glue;
  • pencil.

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If the box is too narrow, then cut out the cardboard inserts for expansion.

DIY Fireplace of Cardboard Boxes: Stylish Affordable Element at Home. Masterclass on creating the fireplace: preparing material

We fix with tape the places where the box opens.

DIY Fireplace of Cardboard Boxes: Stylish Affordable Element at Home. Masterclass on creating the fireplace: taping the carton

This is how the prepared box looks. But since the fireplace will be too narrow, so proceed to work with additional elements.

DIY Fireplace of Cardboard Boxes: Stylish Affordable Element at Home. Masterclass on creating the fireplace: setting the place

Bend the cardboard blanks in the form of a corner and glue on the sides of the cardboard box.

DIY Fireplace of Cardboard Boxes: Stylish Affordable Element at Home. Masterclass on creating the fireplace: bending the cardboard

Cut out the cardboard from the top of the fireplace. Glue it to the box with glue.

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After drying, the preparation of the fireplace looks like in the photo.

DIY Fireplace of Cardboard Boxes: Stylish Affordable Element at Home. Masterclass on creating the fireplace: the blank is ready for decoration

Let’s proceed to the creation of the hearth. It can be of different shapes, it all depends entirely on your imagination. To do this, we make the markup, cut the box and fold the cardboard inwards.

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Cut off a strip of cardboard, put glue on it and paste it to the top of the firebox. Additionally, we fix the parts with scotch tape, as it shown in the photo.

DIY Fireplace of Cardboard Boxes: Stylish Affordable Element at Home. Masterclass on creating the fireplace: fixing the arch with tape

In the same way, glue the strip of cardboard to the bottom of the furnace.

DIY Fireplace of Cardboard Boxes: Stylish Affordable Element at Home. Masterclass on creating the fireplace: before decoration

Glue the PVC molding to the top of the fireplace.

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Prepare the putty and handle the holes between the molding.

DIY Fireplace of Cardboard Boxes: Stylish Affordable Element at Home. Masterclass on creating the fireplace: the putty at the joint

Apply the putty on the inside of the furnace.

DIY Fireplace of Cardboard Boxes: Stylish Affordable Element at Home. Masterclass on creating the fireplace: priming

After the putty dries, paint the entire surface of the fireplace with white paint.

DIY Fireplace of Cardboard Boxes: Stylish Affordable Element at Home. Masterclass on creating the fireplace: the blank before painting

Draw lines with black paint to create the effect of a rough stone. To do this, you need to paint only the contour. Beautiful fireplace out of the box is ready! If desired, it can be decorated with additional decor.

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There are many different ways in which you can make a beautiful fireplace for the New Year. Each of them has significant differences, so choose the appropriate option for yourself.

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In this case, the work will require the following:

  • carton boxes;
  • knife;
  • ruler;
  • paint white;
  • brush;
  • golden acrylic paint;
  • paper Scotch tape;
  • small carnations;
  • pencil;
  • New Year’s decor.

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Almost in the central part of the box we make markup for the future fireplace.

Carton of the baby carriage

Cut the cardboard with a knife on the sides and top.

Applying draft on the carton of the baby carriage

On the bottom of the markers, we draw the corner of the ruler with little effort. This is necessary to ensure that the cardboard is bent evenly along the line.

Shepaing out the future holes and bends

We strike sharply with the side of the ruler several times so that the workpiece has the same shape as shown in the photo.

Bending the cardboard to make fireplace shape

Bend the cardboard down, and then fix it with scotch tape on the inside.

Making the floor of the fireplace in the box

Cut out two blanks of the same size from the second box. This will be the wall in the future decorative fireplace.

Additional pieces of cardboard for side walls of the fireplace

Fix each of them with scotch tape alternately.

Fixing the side walls in tape Already marked and bent box

We paint the blank with white paint and leave it to dry completely. If necessary, you can apply another one or two layers.

Painting the blanketWhite painted carton which is to be a fireplace

Attach a garland to the fireplace with the help of small carnations. It is better to bend the ends to avoid injury.

Fixing the decoration of the cardboard fireplace The Christmas decoration with red ribbons on the future DIY fireplace

On the surface of the fireplace, make the contour of the picture. It can be beautiful curls, bricks’ imitation or something else. Choose the right option for yourself.

Additional trimming of the fireplace Applying the draft pattern with pencil

Take acrylic paint of golden color and draw the contour. If desired, it can be slightly shaded to make the picture look more natural.

The paint tube with golden paint Painting the drawing with tassel Painting the pattern with paint and tassel

In the same way we draw an additional pattern on the fireplace.

The gold painting of the fireplace is ready Continuing the decoration of the DIY fireplace

As a result, the fireplace looks like in the photo.

Almost ready fireplace with garland

Drop the garland, add additional decor and set the fireplace in the right place.

Nice DIY fireplace with garland and painting

DIY Fireplace out of the Carton Box

A beautiful decorative fireplace does not have to be festive. After all, if desired, it can be installed in the room to create a cozy atmosphere. Of course, much more effort will have to be made to create it. Nevertheless, the result is really worth it.

Beautiful interior design with DIY fireplace in the living room

Necessary materials:

  • big box;
  • masking tape;
  • shelf made of cardboard or foam;
  • white spray paint;
  • pencil;
  • stationery knife;
  • polyurethane stucco;
  • ruler;
  • PVA glue.

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Draw the draft on the surface of the box. Try to take into account all the nuances to get the correct shape of the fireplace.

Measuring the sides of the DIY fireplace

Cut through the central part with a stationery knife and bend it. Fix it with adhesive tape on the inside.

Making the furnace in the DIY fireplace

Cut long strips out cardboard. They will be needed in order to arrange the side parts inside the fireplace. We attach them to the workpiece with tape.

Arranging the hole in the box for the future furnace of the DIY fireplace

We make decor for the fireplace from stucco. In this case, it is an imitation of brickwork. If you wish, you can realize absolutely any option. And of course, the last stage is staining of the fireplace. If the coating is not uniform, you can put on another layer. After drying, install the fireplace in the right place and decorate at your own discretion.

Stone imitating fireplace at the end

Fireplace out of the Box: Original Ideas

Decorative fireplace is a great option for the decor of a small apartment. In addition to the attractive appearance, it has several advantages.

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First of all, absolutely everyone can do it, because the process will not require too expensive or hard-to-reach materials. You can literally use what is already in your house.

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Secondly, this design is safe in contrast to the original one. Therefore, you can be calm when kids play in the room. And this, as you can see, is a weighty advantage. In addition, the fireplace is suitable for any style of interior. After all, when creating it, you can take into account all the wishes and features of the room.

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We used fairly simple ways to create DIY fireplace in the presented master classes. But if you want, you can experiment, try something new or add interesting decorative elements. Show imagination and then the result will be really worthwhile.

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