Fireside Artistry: Craft Your Own Wooden Tapestry – A DIY Fireplace Screen Adventure

Embark on a journey to transform your fireplace into a rustic masterpiece that beckons the warmth of nature and the charm of handcrafted artistry. In this DIY adventure, we'll guide you through the steps of crafting a one-of-a-kind fireplace screen adorned with the timeless allure of wood slices. Unleash your creativity, embrace the beauty of imperfections, and let's fashion a stunning focal point that not only shields but also captivates. Get ready to infuse your living space with the cozy elegance of a handcrafted wood slice fireplace screen!

1. **Materials:**
  Gather wood slices (pre-cut or cut from logs), plywood or a wooden frame, paint, adhesive and magnets

2. **Measurements:**
  Determine the dimensions of your fireplace screen based on the size of your fireplace opening. Cut the plywood or wooden frame to match these measurements.

3. **Paint**
  Paint the wooden frame or plywood black to allow it to blend into to the fireplace and give the look of depth between the wood slices.

4. **Prepare Wood Slices:**
  Paint or stain the wood slices to achieve the desired look. You can create a realistic wood grain by using different shades of brown and adding darker lines for texture.

5. **Arrange Wood Slices:**
  Lay out the wood slices on the plywood or wooden frame, arranging them in a pleasing pattern. Ensure they cover the entire surface, leaving no gaps.

6. **Secure Wood Slices:**
  Once satisfied with the arrangement, glue or nail the wood slices onto the plywood or frame. Make sure they are securely attached.  

7. **Attach Magnets**
  Add magnets to the back of the plywood or frame if your fireplace has a metal surround.  This will help to keep the screen attached to the fireplace.

8. **Finishing Touches:**
  Add any additional details like knots or extra wood pieces to enhance the realism. Consider applying a clear sealant to protect the wood slices and ensure longevity.

9. **Install the Screen:**
  Place the completed fireplace screen in front of your fireplace opening. Ensure it provides a safe barrier while enhancing the aesthetic of your fireplace.

Remember to prioritize safety, always remove the screen and place it a safe distance away before lighting a fireplace.

PRO TIP: To avoid scarring the fireplace surround, attach a small thin sticker on the side of the magnet that will be attached to the fireplace to provide a barrier.

PRO TIP: To make sure you attach the magnets in the right spot, put the magnets on the fireplace first, then add a small dab of toothpaste.  Line the screen up where you want it and push against the magnets/toothpaste.  The toothpaste will make a mark where you should attach the magnets.

Hi There!
I’m Jolene Oak

Wife, mom of two amazing children, DIY aficionado and lover of all things home and garden. Follow along as I blend my passion for DIY projects with creating cozy spaces indoors and out. Join me on a journey to cultivate wellness and harmony in every aspect of life, from the garden to the heart of the home.

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