We blended carefully with a finger, to give the art a feel of home. (Especially the black behind the warm fire). Plus, each spent some time on the fire itself. Some adding blue flames, as Nana did, some stacking their logs a little differently. Make your fireplace as cozy as you like, with the details you enjoy.
Each added their own details to the mantle. Some a vase, a photo. Littlest Girl decided she’d make her fireplace more like ours. Just a white frame around the black. You might want to study your fireplace and add your favorite things. Even stockings!
Bonus: Maybe another time, you might enjoy a Mug of Hot Chocolate pastel lesson for warm winter fun!
- Print this lesson: Just click the green, ‘print-friendly’ button at the top, left of this post. You can choose to print the lesson with or without photos. By clicking the ‘remove photos’ box, you may print the text directions only.
- A note on chalk pastels: Pastels are an easy, forgiving medium. Fun for children and adults alike! Details on the pastels and paper we use, how and where to purchase, and links to all of Nana’s other pastel lessons (over 50 lessons now) are all contained in the post Pastels plus links to tutorials. A simple set is very affordable.
- The practical aspects of a mess: Pastels are blessedly messy. We always have baby wipes close by to wipe hands. We wear something we don’t mind getting stained or don a smock.