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Advent Fireplace

By: Margaret Riley
Margaret Riley
Margaret Riley
Margaret Riley has been an author of  many books and magazine articles about crafting, Margaret Riley has also owned two craft and hobby stores; designed, demonstrated, and taught for numerous craft companies; and assisted with the filming of craft-related television shows. She excels in a variety of arts. A resident of Tallahassee, Fla., Margaret enjoys cooking, gardening, and camping.
This Advent fireplace will warm your home and heart for the holidays.
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Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Red, 2 oz.
Item #20501
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Yellow, 2 oz.
Item #20502
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz.
Item #20503
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz.
Item #20504
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Christmas Green, 2 oz.
Item #20529
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Pumpkin Orange, 2 oz.
Item #20588
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Caterpillar, 2 oz.
Item #21342
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Fashion ® Dimensional Fabric Paint - Metallic - Pure Gold
Item #25251
For designs that really stand out, use Fashion ® Dimensional Fabric Paint to add drama and details! Choose from an array of fabulous colors - Shiny, Sparkles, Metallics, and more - to personalize and enhance any project. Fashion's easy-squeeze writer tip bottle makes writing and detailing simple. The paint is waterbased and non-toxic, and even machine washable on fabric! Whether the look is fun, funky or fancy you know it will always be fabulous with Fashion Dimensional Fabric Paint!

$1.69

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Fashion ® Dimensional Fabric Paint - Shiny - Bright Red
Item #25308
For designs that really stand out, use Fashion ® Dimensional Fabric Paint to add drama and details! Choose from an array of fabulous colors - Shiny, Sparkles, Metallics, and more - to personalize and enhance any project. Fashion's easy-squeeze writer tip bottle makes writing and detailing simple. The paint is waterbased and non-toxic, and even machine washable on fabric! Whether the look is fun, funky or fancy you know it will always be fabulous with Fashion Dimensional Fabric Paint!

$1.69

Other Supplies
3/16 x 10 x 11-7/8 STYROFOAM™ sheet
3 3/4 inch STYROFOAM™ balls
Styro Cutter
Black permanent marker
3 toothpicks
14-inch wired miniature holly garland
3 floral U-pins
Wire cutters or needle-nosed pliers
5 miniature Christmas presents
12 inches of 1/8 inch double-faced satin ribbon
Ruler
Scissors
Fabric round scrubber brush
No. 10/0 liner brush
No. 4 flat shader brush
Palette Paper
Brush basin
Paper towels
18 inches of 5/8 inch wide ribbon
6 straight pins with red beads
Foam glue
24 Dum-Dum suckers

Instructions

Note: Use fabric round scrubber brush to apply paint to Styrofoam in large areas.

  1. From Styrofoam sheet, cut the following sizes using the Styro Cutter to do the cutting: 7 in x 11-7/8 in for brick fireplace front 3-1/4 in x 11-7/8 in for hearth 1 x 11-7/8 in for mantel
  2. Cut out pattern and equally space on fireplace front (refer to photo for placement). Using Styro Cutter, cut out 3 stockings (keep stockings for a future project).
  3. Paint mantel and hearth White and paint brick Bright Red. Let dry.
  4. Using width of ruler, draw lines with White using liner brush for bricks.
  5. Paint a Black area 3- x 4-inches for fire opening. Let dry.
  6. Using No. 4 flat shader, add a White border around fire opening. Using liner brush, add a Black angle line in upper top corners.
  7. Mix Black and White together to achieve Grey. Using liner brush, add grey lines 1/2-inch from each edge and an angle line going to each top corner. This will give some depth to the inside of the fireplace.
  8. Paint fire Yellow. While wet, blend in Pumpkin Orange, Bright Red, and White.
  9. Paint inside edges of stocking cuff White and remainder of inside stocking edge Caterpillar.
  10. CHRISTMAS BALLS: Paint Styrofoam balls Caterpillar. Let dry.
  11. Add a Christmas Green band around center. Let dry.
  12. Using dimensional paint, add a Bright Red line on each side of Christmas Green band. Let dry.
  13. Randomly add Pure Gold Metallic dots around band. Let dry. 
  14.  Paint toothpicks Bright Red. Let dry. 
  15.  Push toothpicks into top of each ball. 8. Tie a bow onto toothpick so it touches top of ball.
  16. Apply some glue to end of toothpick and insert into top of stocking opening.
  17. ASSEMBLY: Glue mantel to top of brick wall. Let dry.
  18. Glue bottom of brick wall to hearth. Let dry.
  19. Pin ribbon to hearth edge. 13. Glue packages to top of mantel.
  20. Cut U-pins to 3/4-inch in length. Using these, attach garland to front and sides of mantel.
  21. Press suckers into hearth.
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