How-to: Personalized Fire Screen

Follow these instructions from HGTV Magazine to customize a plywood fireplace screen with any message.
Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall Decorating Ideas

HGTV Magazine shares this DIY fire screen project

Photo by: David A. Land (Styled by Elizabeth Demos)

David A. Land (Styled by Elizabeth Demos)

Related To:

When your fireplace isn’t in use, place this customized screen on the hearth. It not only adds a dash of fun color, but it also helps to stop drafts.

Materials Needed

  • measuring tape
  • plywood (home improvement store will cut to size)
  • newspaper
  • vinyl letters
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • prefabricated pine shelf brackets
  • screws
  • drill

Instructions

1. Measure the dimensions of your firebox. Have a home improvement store cut a piece of plywood just slightly larger than the dimensions. We used a 30” x 24” piece of plywood.

2. Place the plywood on newspaper in a well-ventilated area. Securely affix vinyl letters (find them at vinylwallexpressions.com) to the plywood, pressing down firmly so that paint won’t seep behind the letters. Paint the plywood. (We used Cadmium Orange Hue 2 by Liquitex.) While the paint is still wet, remove the vinyl letters, using tweezers if necessary. Let dry.

3. Stand the plywood upright. To create supports, screw prefab pine shelf brackets to the screen. The size of the screen will determine the size of the brackets—you want brackets large enough that the screen won’t topple over. We used 5” x 6¼” brackets.

Next Up

How-to: DIY Triangle-Print Doormat

Welcome guests with a DIY doormat customized with graphic geometrics. Just follow these steps from HGTV Magazine.

How-to: DIY Painted Magnolia Leaf Wreath

Turn magnolia leaves into cool door decor with this project from HGTV Magazine.

How to Display Your Address on a Pumpkin

Celebrate fall with this fun pumpkin project from HGTV Magazine. 

Go Boho With a Metallic Magnolia Garland for Fall

With nature as your inspiration, create this beautiful, bohemian magnolia garland to soften up any outdoor living space during the autumnal months.

How to Make Scented Autumn Leaf Soaps

Bring fall foliage indoors and delight guests and hosts with these picture-perfect seasonal goodies.

How to Make a Cardboard Holiday Fireplace

Save those TV boxes from Black Friday and turn them into a charming fireplace for Christmas.

How to Make a Stenciled Fall Welcome Mat

Ready to spruce up your front porch for fall? Get creative with this DIY doormat. It's fun to make, and your design options are endless.

Bring a Modern Touch to a Dried Corn Wreath

Add a modern twist to a traditional, fall grapevine wreath with felted ball stems, an abstract yarn pattern and classic flint corn.

Craft a Clay Incense House Burner

Keep your house smelling oh-so-fresh all season long by crafting an incense-burning house out of oven-bake clay.

How to Build an Outdoor Fireplace

Find out how to build an outdoor fireplace, and prepare to install a cozy and comfortable new feature in your external living space.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Watch Live TV

Don't miss your favorite shows. Live stream HGTV now.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.