Cricut: DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace

December 13, 2016

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

Sometimes I go Christmas shopping

Sometimes I go Christmas shopping for myself.

Sometimes I go Christmas shopping for myself then come home, wrap them up, put them under the tree and open those suckers up on Christmas morning and get really excited…even though I’m fully aware of what’s inside.

So, here’s my suggestion for you. Order yourself a Cricut Explore, wrap that baby up in some pretty paper, slap a bow on it and gift it to yourself on Christmas morning. But before your wrap it up, maybe just maybe you should use it …just one time…to craft up the most epic of cardboard box fireplaces.

For years, I’ve seen cute DIY cardboard box fireplace, but none of them have been pink and none of them have used the Cricut Explore. Let’s change that. This cardboard fireplace is the perfect weekend activity for you and your kids – and the beauty is that it’s made purely from paper and cardboard! Let’s get started:

How to make a Cardboard Box Fireplace

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

I started with a large box from the Container Store

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

Measure and cut out the center of the lower portion of the cardboard box.

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

Now time to lay some “bricks” I cut 3×6″ rectangles from pink cardstock and adhered them to the front of the cardboard box.

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask loveMake a mantle by taping together two long rectangular boxes (I used two 24 x 14 x 4 boxes) and covering them with wrapping paper.

See how easy that was!? Your cardboard fireplace is done and now it’s time to whip out that Cricut Explore to create all the paper decorations you need to bring it to life.

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

First up, every mantle needs stockings – so you can create your own with THIS Design Space project.

MAKE YOUR OWN PAPER STOCKING

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

Your kids will love to add Santa coming down the chimney along with a warm fire…all made from paper with the Explore.

MAKE YOUR OWN PAPER SANTA

MAKE YOUR OWN PAPER LOG AND FIRE

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace | damask love

Gather up your supplies, grab aCricut Explore. and craft up a holiday fireplace!

8 thoughts on “DIY Cardboard Box Fireplace”

  1. I am so, so UPSET…… upset at the fact that I didn’t see this adorable DIY fireplace sooner than today! You better believe (just like one of your other commenters) this will be my first DIY project for Christmas 2017! Absolutely PRECIOUS, just like you and all of your projects. I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

  2. This cardboard fireplace reminds me of waaaay back in the day…and, I love it!
    My parents had a cardboard fireplace; it had a simple spinning light bulb reflecting gadget that made it appear as if there was a fire burning. And, it was sturdy enough to hang the stockings…even after Santa filled them.

  3. You can use that fireplace all year round. I would use some kind of velcro so you can change a one sheet front of the fireplace. The front of the fireplace can be inner changeable according to the month. January use a light blue one add snowman and snowflakes.

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