As many of you know, I have a faux fireplace. My dream house some day will have a real fireplace, but for now I am going to have to warm myself by a wool fire 🙂 I thought I would create a blazing “fire” to sit by using black poster board and different colors of yarn. It’s kind of fun and kitschy yarn craft and really easy to Make a Fun Yarn Faux Fire! I love how it turned out for the house walk. The step by step directions are below.
To create my yarn faux fire, I used a large piece of 3 x 4 ft.black foam core from the craft store. It was the perfect size for my opening. If you have a larger space you want to make this for, two pieces can be taped together.
I used white craft glue to “draw” the lines for my fire. It actually helps if you let the glue sit for a few minutes before adding the yarn. It gets a little tacky that helps the yarn stick better. I drew freehand “flames” to make my fun yarn faux fire.
I then just cut my yarn to size and laid it on the wet glue to dry. I found it was a nice effect to use various sized yarns.
I had the colors on hand. I used red, orange and yellow. I just pressed them into the glue lines. If regular craft glue isn’t strong enough, you can also use what tacky glue.
I let it dry flat. I also recommend cleaning up any extra glue before it dries or you might see it afterwards on the black background.
Once it was dry it was ready to go! It’s so much fun and adds a touch of whimsy to the space!
I put some real birch logs in front of it. I love how it looks, Like I am ready to pull up with a mug of hot cocoa and roast some chestnuts!
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