Cozy Christmas Fireplace

There is nothing like the warmth provided by a Christmas fireplace. The colorful burning log reflects the affection of this holiday season.

Add a Christmas stocking or two hanging on the fireplace and any other festive additions to make this scene personally yours. Use dots to string some lights around the mantel if desired. Glass paints and scraps of glass are ideal to decorate this wood burning stove. Add a few lines to indicate bricks if desired. You are only limited by your own imagination.

Like all the other patterns, this one can be enlarged or reduced to fit your particular need. I have tack fused the design, but it could also be taken to a full fuse.

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Materials:

  • Pattern
  • Red glass
  • Brown glass
  • Yellow glass
  • Green glass
  • Dot stocking hanger
  • Glass cleaner of choice
  • Chap Stick or Beeswax
  • Glass saw
  • Fiber Paper
  • Kiln
  • Prepared kiln shelf
  • Protective glasses
  • Two part Epoxy
  • Pin Back


  • Directions:

    1. Copy and cut out the design.

    2. Set the sections on the appropriate colorful glass and copy about the shape with a permanent marker. Generously cover up the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.

    3. A glass saw is desirable to cut out the shape. Make a point of cutting close to the shape to retain the figure and all the meticulous fine points.

    4. Sponge down with dish soap and dip in plain water or use glass cleaner to remove the drawings and scum. Using a lint free towel, dry the objects.

    5. Put together the portions on a primed kiln shelf and place the shelf inside the kiln. At all times hold the glass by the side to prevent fingerprints.

    6. Close up the top or access. Activate the unit.

    7. Examine the project at approximately 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While looking at your fused glass wear glasses with IR and UV protection.

    8. Once the piece possesses your desired appearance, turn off and unplug the kiln. If the kiln is put together with thick fire bricks, you can permit it to cool down by it’s self. If however it is created with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and supervised so that it does not cool off more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.

    9. Once the pyrometer drops underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.

    10. After the piece has cooled down to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Stick on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.



    Cozy Christmas Fireplace Pattern

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