{Make it} DIY copper pipe Christmas tree decoration

We don’t have our Christmas tree yet (I’m getting impatient, but will hold out for another week or so), but that hasn’t stopped me making some new tree decorations. I wanted to continue the copper theme of my homemade decorations (the copper pipe advent calendar, and papercut wreath) – and copper pipe is definitely my craft material du jour right now. It’s easy to make this cute hanging decoration yourself… 1. Use a pipe cutter to cut 11 1cm pieces of 15mm copper pipe. 2. Tie each row together using thin cotton string or embroidery thread (you could also use…

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{Make it} DIY copper Advent calendar

Next weekend is the first Sunday in Advent, and there’s still time to make your own Advent calendar. We always have a handmade calendar, and rather than fill it full of gifts, we opt for a different Christmas activity each day. I’ll share our Advent activity list later in the week, but first I’m going to share how to make a simple advent calendar out of copper pipe – perfect to tie in with the copper trend that’s still going strong. Materials: 15mm copper pipe (I used 24inches in total) 15mm pipe cutter Wooden rod (this is actually borrowed from…

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