If you don’t have a one, there’s still time to build a mantel for the Christmas stockings. The scrapwood kind (top two) should take no more than a few days at a leisurely pace. However any of the Wile-E.-Coyote style through-the-wall silhouette/negative-space fireplaces (middle) will take much longer, especially if you include the pair of Staffordshire dogs.
Photos from Wary Meyers’ Tossed & Found, which can’t fit in a stocking, but can fit under the tree….