If you have any lone pieces of copper pipe, why not make a copper pipe star light?
I love seeing Christmas lights at this time of year. I personally think lights add that special something to Christmas décor and a tree can look bare without some sort of fairy lights.
I’m excited to share this DIY Copper Pipe Star Light project with you. I was inspired by a similar project made using sticks and I thought I could replicate the same look, using copper pipe.
Of course, I commissioned my dad to create the star using copper pipe he had at home. I sent the plans and picture of what I was after and he went to work.
We decided the best lengths to use for this project was 400mm (40cm), but you can choose whatever length you like, making it bigger or smaller depending on where you are going to display your light.
I chose to use 100mm (10cm) pieces to show how to create the star shape.
This is what you will need:
2 meters of 15mm Copper Pipe
Copper cutters or Hack Saw
Typo Copper Wire Lights
Instructions: How to Make a Copper Pipe Star Light
You will need to measure and cut your pieces of pipe. You will need 5 lengths of 15mm copper pipe at 400mm (40cm) long each. You can use whatever lengths you like, but this is the perfect size for wrapping 3m of wire lights.
Once you have cut your 5 pieces, it’s time to put them together to create the star shape. I have used 100mm (10cm) lengths to show you how to create the star shape.
You will need to indent one of the crossover pieces to ensure a better fit.
Glue the meeting ends in place and use zip ties to hold the star in place.
Once the glue has dried, cut the zip ties off and wrap around your copper wire fairy lights. These can be bought from Typo for $19.95. Make a note to check the colour of the lights. We originally bought pink lights and didn’t realise our mistake until we turned the lights on.
Once we got the right lights, they made all the difference in the look I was wanting to achieve.
What do you think? To keep the copper from going black, you will need to add a lacquer or use Brasso to shine the copper up.
Do you make your own decorations at Christmas?
If you like this project, you might like to make my Copper Pipe Christmas Tree Decoration?