By Lindsay Cohn

Published on October 1, 2017

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The word pipe probably conjures up visions of plumbing. But rest assured, these DIYs are purely decorative, well that, and functional. And while working with copper pipe (sans pro assistance or, at the very least, supervision) may seem intimidating, it’s actually surprisingly simple and safe—as long as you know what you’re doing. 

“There are no power tools involved, just a small handheld pipe cutter, which you easily twist with your hands to cut the metal. It creates clean cuts, so there are no jagged, dangerous edges,” explains Laurel Stavros, the crafty blogger behind A Bubbly Life. “Even better, all you need is a strong glue to hold the pieces in place.” 

Read on for the at-home copper pipe projects that don’t require welding, fancy equipment, or protective masks—and, of course, ones that will look great in your space! 

Copper Pipe Pot Plant Holder

If you like succulents as much as we do, you’re going to love this DIY. This copper pipe pot plant holder (try saying that five times fast) looks equally adorable set on a desk or windowsill.

Get the how-to on Pure Sweet Joy.

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Copper Pipe Candlesticks

It’s no secret that mood lighting is a great way to up the ambiance. Seriously, what’s more romantic than a candlelit dinner? And we don’t know anyone who could resist the contemporary charm of this copper and wood candlestick.

Get the how-to on Histórias de Casa.

 
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Copper Photo Holders

Bored of run-of-the-mill photo displays? Think outside the frame. These copper pipe picture holders are a creative way to show off treasured memories, from family portraits to wedding photos.

Get the how-to on Pure Sweet Joy.

 
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Wood and Copper Blanket Ladder

Ladders are one of our favorite accents. They’re versatile, functional, and take up virtually no room at all. The combination of copper and light wood gives this DIY version an ultra-chic feel.

Get the how-to on Foxtail + Moss.

 
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Hanging Copper Planter

Small space? Consider swapping floor-set pots for floating planters, like this copper and pink project. Not only will they keep your walkways clear, but they’ll lend a light, airy feel.

Get the how-to on A Bubbly Life.

 
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Copper and Marble Jewelry Stand

When it comes to storing jewelry, not all pieces are the same. Delicate necklaces, for example, tend to get knotted if kept too close together. This copper and marble stand solves that problem by spacing out dainty chains, thus preventing them from getting tangled.

Get the how-to on Lovely Indeed.

 
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Hanging Copper Mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the craftiest of them all? You. Or, at least, you will be once you create this copper-clad looking glass. Don’t worry, it’s super simple.

Get the how-to on A Bubbly Life.

 
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Raised Copper Plant Stand

If you’re like us, you probably have a few plants in your pad, which is great, expect that keeping them all on the floor can start to look quite cluttered. A raised stand adds height variation, which in turn helps break up the monotony and the mess.

Get the how-to on Pure Sweet Joy.