A simple faux fireplace project that’s easy to recreate + Christmas mantel decor idea using common capsule pieces.
I have done ZILCH outdoor Christmas decorating this year. Our front porch is completely bare (except for a little basket of treats for the awesome UPS/FedEx/USPS/Amazon delivery people).
But then somehow, I ended up accidentally decorating our outdoor faux fireplace on our back porch. And I’m not mad about it. 😉
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If you weren’t around a few years ago, this “fireplace” was actually a cubby for a mini fridge originally. So last Christmas we painted the inside black, stocked some fire wood in it, and stained a plank of wood with some corbels to hang above it as an outdoor faux fireplace.
This wall has our garage on the other side, so as soon as we do a renovation in there and rip down old shelving attached behind this faux fireplace, we’ll build an electric fireplace instead.
It does the job and it’s cute for outdoor hangouts, despite no heat. (Thank goodness for Southern winters where it doesn’t get crazy cold.)
I added an old garland from last year and this wreath from one of my favorite Etsy shops I got a couple of years ago. Doesn’t it look real?! It’s on the pricey side, but I’m okay with that when it’s supporting a small business.
I had these random brass candle holders that I’ve picked up over the years that I placed on the makeshift mantel. And the faux sheepskin rug just made it a little extra cozy. And I added the woven pouf, blanket, and pillow because I’m extra like that. 😉
If you are ever stumped with Christmas mantel styling, hopefully this one provides simple inspiration for you that you can pull off mainly using what you already have.
We’re sharing one more outdoor project for the year out here soon, and I cannot WAIT!!! More on that later this week though.