New Year is a time of miracles and comfort. This is the time when you want to take a break from the everyday hustle and bustle, relax in a rocking chair and drink hot tea.
To create a relaxing atmosphere, there is only one thing missing - a festive fireplace. The most beautiful home decoration is something that is done with your own hands with love. For example, a home can be decorated with paper snowflakes, appliques, toys, ribbons. But there is another way to bring the New Year mood to your home - to make a fireplace out of cardboard.
Creating a festive mood is best done with family or friends, this will strengthen relationships, provide an opportunity to exchange the latest news during the creative process and tell interesting stories from life.
A New Year's fireplace is made from improvised means. It is enough to find a few cardboard boxes, take scissors, colored paper, pencils, paints and any other stationery kits. The process of decorating the hearth is a continuous creativity and flight of imagination. It all depends on how you want to see the end result, what ideas you have for the design of a particular house and interior.
Do not forget to involve children in creativity, they have unlimited imagination, an endless flight of fantasy. In addition, time will pass more pleasantly and faster this way.
You can also decorate the fireplace at night, this will doubly create a festive mood. For a great atmosphere of the arrival of the New Year or Christmas, aromatic candles are lit, herbal tea, mulled wine are prepared.
Various materials at hand are used to decorate the fireplace. Used silver paint, pine twigs, cones, small and large toys, prepared boots, shiny objects, balls, wreaths, wood products.
Silver imitates snow very well; both silver ribbons and special paint with a spray can be selected. Imitation of precious metal, creates a festive mood, the colors seem to flirt, sparkle, shimmer. A good option would be a combination of silver elements with coniferous branches. Then the feeling of walking through the forest is created. Such decoration replaces the presence of a fir tree in the house.
Coniferous twigs are collected independently in the forest. It is enough to go to the nearest city park or forest park area. Twigs are also purchased at specialized New Year and Christmas markets.
The resulting composition is often diluted with a multi-colored, flashing garland. Pre-prepared boots are hung on the fireplace.ts for children from fairy-tale characters can subsequently be placed in them. Boots are adorned at the discretion of the one who creates the New Year's mood. For example, if there are those who are good at embroidery, they place an image of reindeer on them, make appliqués, and decorate with beads.
Another way to decorate a fireplace is to create compositions. On the upper part of the hearth are placed all sorts of figurines thematically related to Christmas and New Year, Christmas balls, sprigs of coniferous trees, characters from fairy tales, figurines. Glass balls-upside-downs filled with snow will look beautiful.
If you have a rich imagination, one large garland of balls and New Year's decorations is made up. Ribbons, strings, preferably of silvery, golden shades, are woven into it.Prepared snowflakes covered with shiny varnish are added as desired.
A beautiful Christmas wreath can create a mood when combined with a handmade hearth. Sometimes the product is hung on a mirror, so it seems that not a separate corner is filled with New Year's decorations, but the whole room. A fabulous mood is added by barely noticeable magical applications located everywhere - from decorating a wreath to placing on windows and garlands.
The most original way is to decorate your home in an eco-style. For creativity, blanks from wood, plastic and other improvised, secondary means are used. The composition looks good against the background of a white wall. Such a solution to decorate the interior not only contributes to the preservation of the environment, but also to its own budget.
A conservative solution is to decorate a cardboard fireplace with silver dishes and candles. The method is suitable for those who already have a magnificent interior in their home: expensive furniture, dishes, high-quality repairs. It is recommended to have a plain background - then the dishes and candles will stand out and focus on yourself. Small decorative pillows embroidered with gilded or silver threads will look beautiful.
The base of the fireplace is made from boxes. It is advisable to choose thick cardboard, it can be packaging from equipment, shoes. Sometimes the material is purchased from stores that specialize in the sale of stationery and art tools.
Making a fireplace
First, imagine the hearth of your dreams. Next - follow it, bring it to life.
From the previously prepared cardboard packages, glue the frame, which will resemble a fireplace. It is advisable to choose a stronger adhesive, since cardboard is a very tough material that requires strong bonding.
The first and easiest option is to prepare large pieces of cardboard for a false fireplace, measure the distances, carefully draw rectangles and the necessary parts, cut them out and fasten them. The second option is to collect several dozen boxes, for example, from corn flakes, glue them in such a way that you get a rectangular frame, it is imperative to leave space in order to arrange the hearth.
Let the product dry for a while. Take the prepared wallpaper, the ideal option would be imitating bricks or stones in texture. Carefully cover the surface of the cardboard blank, try to glue the structure in such a way that there are no visible seams of your creativity. Excess glue can be removed with a cloth or napkin.
Dry the resulting product, if necessary, revive it, add more colors. For decoration, you can use, for example, adhesive tape, gold color. Glue around the edges of the fireplace beautifully.
In the place of the hearth, you can put pre-prepared firewood. A few real logs will be enough. Parts of the tree are wrapped in a garland, which later imitates fire.
The location of your product is important. By the way, it will look in the living room, it will be interesting to place it in the kitchen, especially if there is a place for receiving guests. Try not to overload the room, it is important that there is enough space around the hearth, since it involves not only delivering aesthetic pleasure, but also gathering family and friends next to it. Coziness is created with the help of chairs or inflatable chairs placed around the New Year's product.
At the end, it is recommended to decorate a handmade New Year's hearth. Use your imagination as much as possible, look for interesting, unusual improvised means and jewelry. Try to make sure that the fireplace creates a festive atmosphere, sets the mood for the whole house.