DIY Doll Fireplace

Do your dolls have stockings? And do they want to hang them up somewhere? Do they want to hang them up on a… say, a fireplace? Why, I’m so glad you’re reading this today, because that is exactly what I’ll show you how to make! ?

But first, I’d like to say that it’s been an honor to do this Christmas Craft Collab with Light4theLord the Phenomenal. I’ve had so much fun and it’s really inspired me to get crafty again! I had been so busy with photostories that I forgot how fun it is to make something for my dolls. Now I really want to do more doll-sized crafts! They are incredibly fun!

Christmas Craft Collab #1 – Countdown Calendar

And, might I add, Light4theLord is an extraordinary crafter! When she started off the Christmas Craft Collab with her doll countdown calendar, I was in total awe! It was a genius craft I couldn’t wait to make, and my dolls have been having too much fun for their own good with it. ?

diydollxmastreeornaments-ccc2Christmas Craft Collab #2 – DIY Doll Christmas Tree Ornaments

The next craft was by me. I have several different ways you can make super-cute ornaments for your doll’s tree, and I love the way they turned out!

diydollstockingsChristmas Craft Collab #3 – DIY Doll Stockings… With a Twist!

The next craft was also by me. Classic stockings are always awesome, but what if you want to make something extra-awesome; something different, special, and unique? Find out how to make both a classic and a stocking with a twist with my tutorial here!

Christmas Craft Collab #4 – Christmas Decor

Light4theLord shared tutorials on tons of different ways to make the cutest Christmas decor for your dolls! (Look at that little snowman! Awww! ?) I’ve made the wreath, paper chain, and Merry Christmas banner so far (but need to find a baby sock for that snowman! ?).

Light4theLord Is AwesomeChristmas Craft Collab #5 – DIY Mini Doll Cape and Muff

This is SO cute! You could also probably modify this for 18″ dolls, too! Light4theLord shares a super simple and easy tutorial on how to make the cutest mini doll cape and muff!


Christmas Craft Collab #6 – DIY Doll Presents

These are insanely fun to make. XD For the fifth craft, I shared an easy tutorial on how to make these super adorable doll-sized present props to put under your dolls’ tree! A cool thing about this craft is that you can make it for absolutely any type and size of doll whatsoever!

Christmas Craft Collab #7 – DIY Doll Christmas Cards

Aren’t these doll cards so cute and beautiful?! My dolls LOVED receiving them in my Christmas Card Exchange! (It’s not too late to participate. Click for more details!) Light4theLord and her dolls are so creative and are crafting geniuses! XD You’ll find super awesome ways to decorate doll cards (as well as easy-peasy tutorials on making the cards and envelopes!)

Christmas Craft Collab #8 – DIY Doll Fireplace (I won’t bother linking because you are already on this post XD)

And now… Here we are. *sniff* The last craft… HOW IS IT OVER SO QUICKLY? Light4theLord, I have had SO much fun doing this craft collab with you, and I’d love to do another collab sometime!

For those of you who don’t know, Light4theLord is an absolutely phenomenal doll blogger who runs one of my very favorite doll blogs, Dolls N’ All. Go check it out, follow, look around and leave comments! You will definitely enjoy reading her and her dolls’ amazing posts, I guarantee it!

And now for the fireplace! Let us begin.

You Will Need:

  • A box or box lid that is the size you want the fireplace to be
  • Multiple sheets of black construction paper -OR- sheets of a printed brick wall image you like
  • A printed picture of a fireplace closeup with a fire going
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Stick glue
  • Sewing pins
  • A pen or pencil (not shown… whoops!)
  • Your dolls’ stockings
  • An adult’s permission to use all of these things and do this craft
  • Christmas music playing in the background

😉

Let’s get started!

First, take your box and lay it face down. Take your sheet of paper (black construction paper -OR- a sheet of an image of a brick wall) and tape it over the top like seen above.

Then set the box on its side on the sheet of paper and trace its edges.

Cut out that strip of paper and glue it to the side or top that you measured it from. Then tape down the edges. Repeat with the remaining sides. This is what it should like after you are finished.

Now for the fun part! ? Take the printed image of a fireplace closeup with a fire going and cut it out.

Now glue it to the front like so.

IT’S SO CUTE! 😀 Ta-da! We’re not finished yet, though…

Take your sewing pin and push it in the box toward the top. It is very important that you stick it toward the top, right on the very edge before the box curves sharply into a side, otherwise it might be too thick to stick your sewing pin in there.

An important tip would be to push the end of the pin upwards a little bit so your stocking won’t fall off. 😉

Stick as many pins as you would like your dolls’ stockings to hang on.

Hang up your dolls’ stockings, and you’re done!

I am 99% percent sure there is a totally better way out there to make a doll fireplace, but this is my super easy tutorial. I was going for the look of this fireplace:


Image via this post @ AmericanGirlFan.com

I spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how on earth Jessica got those little fireplace gate-looking thingies on it and what they were, and it was only AFTER I made the craft that I found a long-lost video of her sharing about her fireplace. *sigh* She explained that even though the little gate-looking thingies looked textured, they were actually flat! So it must’ve been paper. You could probably find a picture of a gate online, print it out, cut out the gate part, and paste it over the fire image.

Although this fireplace is simple, it is easy and I hope you like it! Once again, there are a couple of variations you could make to the fireplace, like using printed images of a brick wall instead of black construction paper or somehow crafting a gate-looking thing to go over the fire image… if you are smart, unlike me… LOL! XD

Here is Josefina hanging her stocking by the fireplace! I. AM. IN. LOVE. WITH. THIS. CRAFT. Even though I’m sure there are way better ways to make it, I am so proud of how it turned out, simple as it is! Doesn’t it look so cute?!

Hey, that’s weird. REALLY weird. Why are there eight stockings? I made nine for some crazy reason you don’t know, but why are there only eight stockings hanging up? Be confused, because I am not. XD

Hola, amiga! It’s me, Josefina! If you made this craft, we would absolutely LOVE to see. You only have a couple of days left to send in your pictures of any crafts you’ve made from this collab for a chance to be featured in the Christmas Craft Collab on Christmas Eve. Please send your pictures to Mama’s email address, madison[at]powerofGOD[dot]com!

Madi here again! I have a small announcement. I was going to do a post about doll stocking stuffers (Light4theLord’s fabulous idea) but I’ve completed maxed out this entire week!

Not kidding.

  • Sunday was the most stressful day of the week, and in the evening I prepared Christmas Is Ruined.
  • On Monday I finished and published Christmas Is Ruined, replied to every comment and took care of reading & commenting on others’ posts, and started preparing Farewell to Fall and the Last of the Autumn Aura. I also took, edited, and manually watermarked the pictures for Christmas Isn’t Ruined.
  • On Tuesday I published Farewell to Fall and the Last of the Autumn Aura, replied to every comment, and took care of reading and commenting on others’ posts (that was a ton of posts, y’all). I also took, edited, and manually watermarked the pictures for this post. Then I typed up and scheduled Christmas Isn’t Ruined.
  • On Wednesday I worked on Christmas cards for six hours straight. I totally skipped and worked through breakfast and lunch. I took a mental break and ate two chocolate chip cookies, two glasses of milk, and a bean burrito while replying to comments sometime in the late afternoon. XD I finally finished (minus one card I want to send to Jessica) at 5 PM. For the rest of the day until 9 PM, when I finally got around to eating the plate of dinner my Mom saved for me, I worked on a surprise to be posted on Christmas Day. From 9 PM to 1:11 AM this morning I worked on typing this post up (while having long conversations with my family. It is very hard to be productive in the midst of interesting conversations about spies, lie detector machines, atoms and criminals. ?).
  • Today is going to be insane with everything I’m going to try to fit in so I can have the 23rd through the 25th off, and that is all I’m going to say. I desperately need to take the pictures for The Countdown Chronicles and the surprise on Christmas Day…
  • Tomorrow, December 23rd (Christmas Adam! 😉 ) Christmas Isn’t Ruined will be published, and I’ll probably reply to comments but not do much in the means of reading and commenting on others’ posts. I REALLY hope I’ll have everything finished and scheduled so I can begin my holiday already. 😛
  • On Saturday, Christmas Eve, I’ll post your pictures you will have hopefully sent in of crafts you’ve hopefully made from the Christmas Craft Collab, as well as the rest of the Countdown Chronicles. If I don’t have everything finished by this day, I’ll have to work on my holiday. ?
  • On Christmas Day, the Christmas surprise will be posted. 😉

That is the schedule for this week. I am totally not trying to complain and act all cool and business-like as if I’m some important busybody. That is NOT what I am trying to do at all! I just wanted to give you an eligible reason (besides “I’m too busy”) of why there is absolutely no way I can fit in a doll stocking stuffers post, because you deserve to know. 😀 I really, really wanted to do one, though. 🙁 I thought up more than twenty super cute things you could stuff your dolls’ stocking with. Oh, well. You know what that means?! *thunder booms and lightning flashes* I’ll do it next year! MWAHAHA!

Totally just having fun. 😉 I really am disappointed I couldn’t fit a stocking stuffers idea in my schedule.

But I really hope you enjoy –

Sorry, I’m back. I just had a super cute idea for a stopmotion! I CANNOT WAIT TO MAKE IT! 😀 I’m off to go write out the entire thing as soon as I finish typing this! ?

Ahem. Even though I couldn’t do the stocking stuffers like I mentioned in my DIY Doll Stockings post, I really hope you enjoy the Christmas posts coming up next! I worked reeaally hard on them, so I hope you like them!

Once again, Light4theLord, it has been an honor to do this craft collab with you! I have had SO much fun! I hope we can do another collab again sometime! (Go check out Dolls N’ All and follow for Light4theLord’s phenomenal posts!)

Have you made any of the crafts from the Christmas Craft Collab? Will you be sending any pictures in for the recap on December 23rd?

Love,


If you liked this craft, let me know! Just hit “like” and leave a comment below!

By | 2016-12-23T12:39:11+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|All, Christmas, Christmas Craft Collab, Crafts, Holidays|52 Comments

52 Comments

  1. Grace (The Girl Upstairs) December 22, 2016 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    This is adorable! I want to make this for my living room, and these homeless stockings need a place to hang! 😛 I can’t wait for your upcoming posts! I’m sure they will be fabulous. 🙂

    • Grace (The Girl Upstairs) December 22, 2016 at 3:23 pm - Reply

      P.S. I left a comment on Chapter 14. Sadly, it is not a comment regarding your story (sorry it’s taking me so long!). I’m going to plan on hopefully finishing it tomorrow and over the break! 😀

      • Madison
        Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:05 pm - Reply

        P.S. (Oh, no problem! Like I said, you are my fastest online beta reader, so thank you so much for what you’ve already read! 😀 XD) Okay! Yay! 😀 Thank you so much again for reading it. Your feedback is AWESOME. 😀

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:04 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! LOL! ? 😛 Aw, thank you so much, Grace! I hope you like them. 😀

  2. AGfan December 22, 2016 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    This was such an awesome craft!! I can’t wait to see the Christmas surprise!! I will defiantly make this craft sometime!!

    • AGfan December 22, 2016 at 5:17 pm - Reply

      I also hope you get a decent holiday!!

      • Madison
        Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm - Reply

        Aw, thanks so much! I hope so, too… 😛

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, AGfan! I hope you’ll like it! 😀 If you do make it, I hope you have fun! And if you make it before Christmas Eve, I’d love to see a picture! 😀

  3. Olivia Bell (aka Livy) December 22, 2016 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    How awesome! This would be fun to make! 😀 I might make one at some point, I just don’t have time currently, LOL! I’ve loved the Craft Collab posts and although I didn’t make any, they were really great and looked fun to make! 😀

    Today I’m going to go buy my brothers Christmas present, (I know, how much later could I have waited?) I’m going to get him two bars of really good quality chocolate! Think that’s a good idea? 😉 Tomorrow, we’re going skiing at the local resort! FUN! Have you ever been skiing?

    I made that snowman I told you about! I might be able to send you a picture… I’m going to have to delay sending you the pictures of my dolls and the recipe… sorry about taht! I will really try to send them soon! 😀

    I can’t wait to see the surprise! 😀 Since you made 9 stockings, I have the slightest idea what it will be, although I won’t say so I won’t ruin the surprise (if indeed I am right, LOL! ) ! Merry Christmas! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Livy! Haha, yeah, I totally feel you. XD Aw, thank you SO much! 😀 And ooh, yummy! Your brother is going to love that! I got that exact same gift for my pastor one time, and he liked it very much, so your brother probably will. I mean, it’s quality chocolate, after all. XD Wow! That that sounds like so much fun! I’ve sadly never been skiing, but I’d love to go sometime! 😀
      That is so awesome! (I am jealous of your snow XD) And that’s totally no problem on the pictures! I completely understand. 😀
      Yay, I’m so glad! I can’t wait to post it. 😀 And LOL! 😀 Merry Christmas! 😀

  4. Kaitlyn December 22, 2016 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    Super cute, Madison!

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much! 😀

  5. AGfan December 22, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Where did you get your picture of the fire from?? Did you see my comment on the meet the dolls page?? 😛 XD ;P ;o 😉 Sorry just playing with faces 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm - Reply

      I searched Google images with an adult for “fireplace with fire closeups”, found one that I really liked, made sure it was the right size & good quality, and printed it using my dad’s color printer. 😀 And yes, I did! Jasmine replied. 😉 LOL! That’s fun to do. ?

  6. AGfan December 22, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    LOL XD

  7. Joy December 22, 2016 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    This is adorable!

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:14 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Joy!

  8. Gracie December 22, 2016 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    This is really cute! I like how simple and easy it is! Hmmm, I think I have some perfect brick scrapbook paper for this, and I need a place to hang doll stockings! I might just do this (and if I do I can most likely send in a picture!)
    Wow that is a really busy schedule! Yeah, I should probably get started on a Christmas day post. I’m not even exactly sure what I’m gonna do besides Christmas doll photos and something about the true meaning of Christmas. But at least I know that much!
    ~Gracie
    P.S. Light4theLord asked me about this already, but if you’re including pics from L4TL’s crafts for the craft photos post, you can use a photo from my “New Camera” post, because I have Caroline in a cape and muffler inspired by L4TL’s craft. 🙂

    • Gracie December 23, 2016 at 2:40 pm - Reply

      Update: I think I’ve got my Christmas post pretty well figured out, and I already made the fireplace! It’s a little different than yours, but pretty much the same concept 🙂 ! I can hopefully get you a picture today or tomorrow!
      ~Gracie

      • Madison
        Madison December 23, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

        (Will reply to your other comments soon, just wanted to get back to this one) I am super excited you made the fireplace! 😀 I would love to see a picture! 😀

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I got your pictures, thank you SO much for sending them! 😀
      Yeah, LOL! 😛 Hey, at least you’ve got that much planned! 😀 Good luck on all of your posts! They’ll be fantabulous, I’m sure! 😀

      P.S. Okay! Thank you so much! 😀

  9. AAG December 22, 2016 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Hey! Feliz Navidad! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! All of those different ways to say Merry Christmas, hope you & ur family have a happy holidays. 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:17 pm - Reply

      Hehe! Merry Christmas, AAG! Thank you so much! You, too! 😀

    • AAG November 14, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      IT’S ALMOST DECEMBERRRRRR! I’m gonna make this fireplace soon!

      • Madison
        Madison November 15, 2017 at 2:39 pm - Reply

        I KNOW RIGHT! Ooh, YAY! If you do, I would totally love to see a picture of it!

        • AAG November 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm - Reply

          Will do! It’ll be in my christmas countdown post!
          <3 Maelyn <3

          • Madison
            Madison November 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

            😱 YAY! I can’t wait to see it!

            • AAG November 15, 2017 at 2:55 pm - Reply

              Yep, it’s gonna be exciting!
              <3 Maelyn <3

  10. Light4theLord December 22, 2016 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    Madison, it has been AWESOME and FANTASTIC doing this with you! It’s the most fun I’ve had on my blog since… I don’t know when! It’s also given me something to look forward to – I’d love to do another one sometime in the near future (not TOO far away, I hope!). And, all of us will have the stocking stuffers to look forward to next year! You ARE crazy busy according to your schedule! I don’t know how on earth I could juggle everything like that (boy am I thankful I’m ahead in school so I can work on my New Year’s projects!)! It’s so much fun having comment conversations!
    ~ Light4theLord
    https://dollsnall.blogspot.com

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      Same here! I absolutely loved doing it with you! 😀 I would totally love to do another one sometime soon, too! Hehe, I’m really excited for next year so I can share them! 😀 Yeah, it is CRAZY. 😛 (Ooh, that’s awesome!) And yes! It definitely is! 😀 😀

  11. Christian Homeschooler December 22, 2016 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    That is such a cute little fireplace! I’m sure my dolls would want one, but they don’t have room in their house. 😛
    Anyway, I really enjoyed reading this post! I also liked reading about all of your busyness. I have been quite busy too-today we made pies! I believe we made eleven. 🙂 Also, I have been working so hard every day to finish all my presents-it’s actually a little difficult to make presents for eight people. 😉
    ~Christian Homeschooler
    P.S. Did you receive my Christmas card? 🙂

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Christian Homeschooler! Aw, okay. 😛
      I am so glad you liked it! Thank you! 😀 And wow! That’s quite a lot of deliciousness. Any chocolate pies? Hehe. ? And oh my, I’ll bet! LOL! Good luck on finishing them all! 😀

      P.S. Yes, I did! Thank you SO much! 😀 I sent one back to you not too long ago (I hope it arrives before Christmas!)!

      • Christian Homeschooler December 24, 2016 at 10:00 am - Reply

        You’re welcome! Yeah, they really want a bigger house, but I don’t have space in my room for that!
        Hehe! Yes, actually. My mom made a crust for it on the day we made pies, and today I’m going to put in the chocolate filling! Chocolate pie is so yummy. 😉
        Hehe! Thanks! I actually finished making my presents this morning-now I can do the fun part-wrapping them! 😀
        ~Christian Homeschooler
        P.S. Great! You’re so welcome! I was so happy to be able to send you a card. I’m looking forward to receiving yours! 😀

        • Madison
          Madison December 24, 2016 at 12:24 pm - Reply

          Aw, that’s too bad! I think their doll room is super cute from your photos already, though. 😀
          Mmm, chocolate pie! It certainly is. 😉 Have fun putting in the chocolate filling! And of course, have fun eating it. ?
          You’re welcome! Oh, yes, wrapping them is super fun! Ah, you just reminded me, I still have to wrap my little brother’s last present… 😮 LOL!

          P.S. I was so happy you were able to send one, too! I hope mine gets to you by Christmas! 😀

          • Christian Homeschooler December 24, 2016 at 1:12 pm - Reply

            Aw, thanks. 🙂
            Hehe, I will! 😀
            I actually just finished wrapping my presents-and placing underneath the tree. That’s why I’m taking a break looking at stuff on the computer. 😉

            • Madison
              Madison December 24, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

              You’re welcome!
              Hehe! 😀
              Ooh, yay! I bet your tree looks very pretty. I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already. 😮

  12. Sarah | For All Who Wander December 22, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Aww, the fireplace is so cute! And THREE MORE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS *squeals*

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! I love it, too! ? And I KNOW, RIGHT?! I can’t believe how fast it is approaching, and in the years past it would take forever to get here. XD

  13. Alyse Marie Rodriguez December 22, 2016 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    FIRST COMMENT!!!! Also this is awesome and cute!

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      Hehe! Thank you so much, Alyse! 😀

  14. Olive December 23, 2016 at 7:50 am - Reply

    whew! you made me tired just READING your scedule! but then again, I’m already tired, because half of us, (including me) are sick, and there is a VERY big chance of us all to be sick on christmas. *sobs* 🙁
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:24 pm - Reply

      LOL! Aw, I am so sorry to hear that! I will totally pray for you and your family! Get well super fast! <3

  15. samanthadolls December 23, 2016 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Adorable fireplace Madison! Here’s how I made mine:
    I took a Cheerio’s box because cheerios are basically my life, and I cut the top panels off. Then I cut out a rectangle on the top where I already cut the panels! I spray painted it with chalk board paint, then drew on little bricks for like an hour. THEN, I spray painted a scrap piece of wood black and placed it at the bottom. In the little rectangle we cut out before, I put in the OG fire from the camping set! I love it because it actually lights up! And then I tacked my stocking to the cardboard. Maybe I could make my friend the fireplace you made! (BTW, I really enjoyed the Christmas collab, and the main thing about dolls that I like is the fact that I can make stuff for them! Maybe we could do a craft collab for Valentine’s Day! You don’t have to make a decision immediately, and I totally understand if you can’t do it, but I think it’d be super duper fun!)
    -Sam

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:27 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much, Sam! 😀
      Your fireplace sounds AWESOME! And that is so neat you actually put a little doll fireplace inside of it! Do you remember much the OG camping set costed? Now I want one. XD If you do make it, I hope you have fun and that your friend likes it! 😀
      (I am so glad you liked the collab! And I know, right? Dolls are so fun to craft for! I would totally love to do a craft collab with you! I don’t know if it could be for Valentine’s Day, however, because I promised Grace (The Girl Upstairs) I would do a craft collab with her, too. Once we get schedules worked out for that, I will totally let you know when I can do one! Because I’d really love to! 😀 )

  16. Izzypopcorn December 23, 2016 at 9:59 am - Reply

    This craft is so cute! My dolls definitely need a fireplace. Thanks so much for the great, easy craft, Madi! And remember-some of the best things in life are simple. ? I bet you hung up eight stockings for one of two reasons: someone is visiting you, and they brought their doll OR you bought a new doll/you’re are getting (or already got) a new doll for Christmas. Happy holidays! ???

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Izzy! And aw, I am so glad you like it! Ah, true. Very true. 😉 Oooh, those are some great guesses! ? Merry Christmas!

  17. ThePolkaDotPatriot December 23, 2016 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    This is so cute! And I’m impressed that you managed to stuff that many things into your week. 😉

    • Madison
      Madison December 23, 2016 at 9:37 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much! 😀 Hahaha, quite frankly, so am I… 😉

  18. ginnie December 24, 2016 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    This craft is awesome! I love the little stockings you made too. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday!

    ginnie / http://www.fakingitmostly.com

    • Madison
      Madison December 31, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, Ginnie! 😀 I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, too!

  19. AAG December 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Hey Madi, what if we do a, craft collar next Christmas??

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