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Copper Geometric Christmas Ornament

I'm sharing how you can easily create a beautiful copper geometric Christmas ornament using a copper pipe from the hardware store!

Today I'm sharing a simple and thrifty Christmas ornament that is unique and so easy to make. It's part of this month's Thrifty Style Team Christmas Edition. You'll find so much thrifty Christmas inspiration to decorate your home. Get the details and see what the rest of the team is sharing at the end of this post.

Have you seen all of the home decor with simple lines and not much froo-froo that's being incorporated into farmhouse and mid-century style homes right now?

If you have and you like that look then I'm hopeful that you'll like this easy, SUPER EASY, DIY.

You only need a few supplies to make it and if you don't have what you need, it's easy to find and I've included a list below with helpful links.

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Supplies:

Copper Pipe - ¼ inch x 2 feet - you can find this at your local hardware store and you can even ask them to cut it for you which will save having to buy a pipe cutter!

Twine

Pipe Cutter

Greenery

Glue Gun

Instructions:

  • You can use any dimensions you would like for your ornament keeping in mind that the 3 base pieces all need to be the same length and the 3 side pieces need to be the same length. My base pieces measure 2 ½ inches each and the side pieces measure 4 inches each.
  • I marked the copper pipe using the above dimensions (3 pieces, 2 ½ inches each and 3 pieces 4 inches each) and then used the pipe cutter to cut each piece.
  • Measure and cut approximately 5 feet of twine.
  • So, this next process is a little tricky but hopefully, the hand-drawn process will help to explain it! I also have a video that I hope to have uploaded later today.
  • Once complete, tie a knot at the top of the triangle and add greenery as desired with your glue gun.

And, that's it! Super easy, seriously maybe 10 minutes total time, and you're done.

I haven't made any more yet since this was a prototype of sorts but the next time I head to the hardware store I'm going to get some more copper pipe and get busy.

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20 Comments

  1. Cindy LONG says:

    What a great looking ornament Mary Beth! I would have never thought to use copper pipe but that's a fantastic idea!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Cindy! I actually woke up last night (I'm a total goober) and thought about making these with straws for kids and it would be cheaper, too...so, now, I must go find some BIG straws.

  2. Paula@SweetPea says:

    I absolutely love this idea, Mary Beth! This ornament is going to look great on your Christmas tree. I just showed this to my husband and I predict that he'll be in the workshop later today making one with scrap copper pipe that we have.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I am so glad you liked it, Paula, and if your hubby does make one, I would love to see it (if you don't mind!). I'm sure the two of you will come up with an awesome spin.

  3. Jane Windham says:

    Mary Beth, this is just genius! I use copper in our half bath and this would be just darling sitting on the counter. I'm wondering if copper spray paint will stick to drinking straws??? May have to give it a try.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Oh, my goodness, Jane! I literally responded to Cindy's comment about trying this with straws! If you do try it and the paint sticks, let me know. 🙂 It would be a heck of a lot cheaper than using the copper. Also, I'm thinking that the Krylon Fusion paint would probably work.

  4. This is such a cute idea. I love the copper, and your tutorial is great.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Angie!

  5. Lora Bloomquist says:

    Love the mod look of these! And copper is so hot right now. Pinned!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Lora! I am a HUGE fan of your style so I appreciate your kindness.

  6. Michelle @ The Painted Hinge says:

    This is so clever Mary Beth! I love that it is so versatile that you can either set it on a table or hang it on a tree. Great job my friend!

  7. Wow! This is so impressive. Who would have thought copper would look this elegant on a Christmas tree! And it is so quick to make. This would be a fun and unique gift, as well.

  8. Kelly Radcliff says:

    Mary Beth this ornament is so pretty. I am in love with the copper!

  9. Kristi L Dominguez says:

    This ornament is simply stunning, Mary Beth. That copper with all of its shimmer and glimmer really make the whole piece. This is such a genius idea, friend. xoxo,kristi

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so, so much, Kristi! xo

  10. What a beautiful project! That copper is amazing!! I'm swooning over this!

  11. I love your copper idea, Marybeth!! I remember as a kid my friend and I found pieces of copper pipe and we thought we struck gold 😂. This reminded me of that!! You are so talented!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Julie! I love your childhood story. 🙂 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, sweet friend!

  12. Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says:

    Love your elegant copper ornaments so much Mary Beth. I'm looking forward to featuring your post this week at the Tuesday Turn About Link Party! Hope to see you there!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle! You made my day. <3