Dollar Store Vintage Christmas Fireplace DIY

We knew we wanted to try to recreate our favorite vintage cardboard fireplace this year but we're kicking ourselves for not documenting our process better. Sometimes we just get into that crafty zone!

We found a metal shelf in our neighbors trash and knew it would be a perfect starting point.

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All the materials were bought from the dollar store...except for the La Croix, which we used as the base of the fireplace and to add some height. We'll get our La Croix kick after the holidays!

We used foam board and painters tape to create the frame of the fireplace around the shelf. Then wrapped the frame with brick paper and hot glued it down.

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The chimney was build with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

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He'll be coming down the chimney, down.

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The fire is our first animated decoration we've ever made! The flames are made out of cardstock and attached to solar panel rockers.

It's all lit by a hue light from inside! 

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The fire IS so delightful!