DIY Handmade Fireplace Logs

These logs don't require fire to shine bright.

The Lace Logs

These beautiful handmade DIY logs are made with lace, which allows light to shine through them and cast beautiful designs on your wall.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • Old branches
  • Lace or strips of lace
  • White glue or fabric stiffener
  • Tin foil
  • Craft knife
  • Twinkle lights or fairy lights

Step #1: 

Use  6” or 8” branches. Wrap each branch in aluminum foil, making sure to cover every bit of wood. This will make sure the lace doesn’t stick to your branches once it’s dry.

Tip: You want branches with at least a 1” diameter.

 

Step #2: 

Apply fabric stiffener or glue to a strip of lace, making sure it’s saturated. The more you use, the sturdier your lace branch cast will be.

 

Step #3:

Wrap the lace around a branch, starting at one end and working your way to the other. Make sure to overlap the lace a little so that there are no holes. Repeat until all your branches are covered and let dry. Let it dry overnight for the best results before moving on to the next step.

Tip: Use any many strips as necessary to reach both ends.

 

Step #4: 

Once the lace is totally dry, pick up a branch and use a sharp knife to cut one clean line into the lace, from one end to the other. Pop the cast-off of the branch, and remove the branch. Carefully peel the aluminum foil off of the interior of the lace, and discard the foil.

Tip: You can even add decorative stones to your ‘fire’

 

Step #5: 

Now for the fun part! Setting up your fireplace. Start with your fairy lights or twinkle on the bottom and begin to stack your logs on top like a campfire. Plug it in and enjoy!

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