Hello, I’m Clémence, I am a French designer, blogger and photographer. I am delighted to bring my ideas and photographs from the French mountains all the way to Australia! I virtually met Emily on Instagram a few years ago and I am so happy to be part of her Christmas content this year!
No matter where we live, we all love the cozy atmosphere of a comforting fire. But since we don’t all have a fireplace or a stove in our home, I have imagined an alternative to create a false fireplace for your home in less than 5 minutes!
You will need:
-A brazier/fire pit
-Wooden branches (I used birch)
-A battery-powered led garland
-optional: one or more small LED tealight candles (be careful, don’t do it with real candles!)
The steps for this DIY are very simple and quick:
• The first step will be to cut the branches of wood so that they fit into the brazier. My tip: use branches of different sizes for the illusion to be perfect!
• Then, you just need to arrange the branches, to create a small pile, like if you were to start a fireplace.
• To finish, you just have to add the garland in the middle of the branches. Place the garlands among all the branches to create reflections and give the illusion of a faux wood fire. Hide the battery box at the bottom of the brazier, and voilà!
Creative tip #1: if you want to add “movement” to your wood fire, put a small tealight candle in the hollow of the branches, this will create a little visual crackle.
Creative tip #2: This DIY can also be done inside a fake fireplace, or even an unused fireplace, if you have one! Collect some branches of wood and create your fake fireplace with garlands and candles in it.
Creative tip #3: One brazier, many uses! If you have a brazier like me , you can use it outside to make a real fire: on your terrace during winter, on the beach for a summer night… To enjoy the real atmosphere of a wood fire from time to time.
I hope I inspired you to try this faux wood fireplace at home this winter! 🔥