Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stone Fireplace For Dollhouse Castle

 I found a bottle brush Christmas Tree at London Drugs and I fell in love with it. Once I got it into the Castle I thought it was a bit too uniform and I really couldn't decorate it. So having an idea on what I really wanted I looked online for ideas and I saw a short clip on bottle brush trees getting a makeover! How awesome! So I found some fake tree pieces at the thrift store, cut them and stuck the pieces right into the tree.   
the trees in each corner are the same tree!

So once I got the tree decorated I knew I had to have a fireplace to hang some stockings. For this, I got inspiration from childhood... we had a stone fireplace in one of the houses we lived in and I loved it, never forgot it. So decided to build one, and it really isn't that hard at all.

Update 2013: Looking for s stone fireplace that does not go in the corner? Then see this post for another step by step tutorial

I started with some cardboard and simply cut out a shape I wanted. Then cut another and glued them together for strength. Got my hot glue gun and with  some river rocks I had collected over the Summer, I got building!


I cut some branches and burned them a bit then dropped on some hot glue over them and rolled them in red beads. Looks like the real thing!

I LOVE it!! Turned out better then I thought it would. And here I've re-created a scene from my own childhood. Although my dad was much younger than the Grandpa pictured here, I remember my dad playing the accordion while we decorated the tree. Sweet memories I am so lucky to have!


Until next time, Keep building and dreaming!








4 comments:

  1. wow! That's awesome. I think you might honestly be the most creative person I've ever met.
    Just beautiful!

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  2. So great to see what you make out of card and items found easily and cheaply just love all you make Im learning every day lol
    Cheers Deni

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    1. wow! This one goes back to 2011. I wonder now where all the time went, lol I'm so glad you find these posts helpful, that means a lot to me :)

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