Monday, 3 September 2012

DIY COPPER PIPE CHRISTMAS TREE

A while back, I made  this Christmas tree made out of copper pipes!  Yes, copper pipes.

So easy to make.  All you need is a long copper pipe, a pipe cutter, and some copper wire.
That's it!

You need to measure out the pattern that you want to cut, and do some figuring out first.
In my case I wanted a simple tree pattern sitting in a vase.

Each pipe is cut 1/2 inch shorter than the previous one.  In order to get the classic Christmas tree shape.
So start thinking Christmas, and start planning all those wonderful projects.

Take a look.  What do you think?

During the off season, my copper pipe tree hangs in a corner stairwell going down the basement.



A close up shot of  the sides of the tree.



A hole is drilled in the center of every pipe and a copper wire is inserted so you can hang it.


Very simple hanging!

I will be moving it, and displaying it during the Christmas season.  You can place it in front of a fireplace, of course on any wall, in front of a mirror, at your front door, etc.  The choices are endless.  Even hanging it from the ceiling.

Even outside from tree branches, and if you leave it out to hang, it eventually will turn that wonderful verdi gris shade, as it tarnishes, and looks aged.  Really nice!

4 comments:

  1. Very unique idea, and I think it would look wonderful with the aged brassy look (or verdi gris).
    Debbie :)

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  2. Thanks Debbie! I agree it would look great verdi gris. I should hang it outside, and given our winters it should verdi gris in no time.....lol

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  3. Adorable! I think it would go great with a country theme also. Found you on Thee Networking Blog Hop; new follower and can't wait to see more!

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  4. Thank you so much Dalynn. So glad I found you.
    Going to see you now.

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