How To Create a DIY Faux Fireplace with Mantle

Learn how to create a DIY faux fireplace with mantle. By adding a faux fireplace mantle to your space you instantly create a cozy farmhouse atmosphere.

This simple beginner DIY tutorial will walk you through all the materials and steps to build your own amazing insert with our black farmhouse mantle.

How To Create a DIY Faux Fireplace with Mantle supplies

Materials Needed

How To Create a DIY Faux Fireplace with Mantle close up of supplies

Tools Needed

  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Paint brush
How To Create a DIY Faux Fireplace with Mantle Paint insert

We started by measuring the inside of the mantle opening. Having a piece of plywood cut to 31″ x 36″.

Purchasing an entire sheet of plywood from Home Depot was a more affordable option. We decided to make a box for the mantle to sit on to raise the height.

Here are the measurements of the box we created in case you are wanting to make one for your DIY mantle.

  • Small sides 9 1/2” x 12”
  • Long sides are 45 1/2” x 9.5”
  • Top and bottom 12” x 45 1/2”

Preparing the Insert

Back of dIy mantle gold accent piece grid

The first thing we did was take the metal grate, which was the perfect size. We didn’t even have to cut it down!

Dit faux mantle screw in grid to wood board

Using the screws we secured the grate to each end of the mantle. Then went back through and added more throughout the middle.

Securing the Insert

Next it was time to place the painted plywood over the grate. Secure that the same way as you did the grate.

Dit faux mantle screw in wood piece
How To Create a DIY Faux Fireplace with Mantle steps

Now you are ready to decorate. You can find a ton of fun ideas on how to create a mantle insert all over Pinterest.

How To Create a DIY Faux Fireplace with Mantle completed

We wanted an antique feel to the room, so filling it with vintage books just seemed fitting. Next we added in some greenery and vintage trinkets to bring the entire vision to life.

How To Create a DIY Faux Fireplace with Mantle farmhouse master bedroom close up insert
How To Create a DIY Faux Fireplace with Mantle farmhouse master bedroom close up top mantle

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How To Create a DIY Faux Fireplace with Mantle farmhouse master bedroom completed

Learn how to create a DIY faux fireplace with an Antique Farmhouse mantle of your very own.

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