Try this on-trend DIY idea to create an industrial decor look. Making your own copper pipe frames might sound difficult, but it’s the kind of craft that looks like it took you hours to make, but actually, it’s just half an hour of work.
What you will need to make copper pipe frames
- 15mm copper pipe cutter
- 2 x 15mm copper tubes
- 4 x 15mm copper elbows
- Thin paintbrush
- Gorilla Glue
- 15mm copper pipe clip
How to make copper pipe frames
- Using the pipe cutter, divide the copper tubes into two lengths that are 1cm longer, and two lengths that are 1cm wider than the print to be framed.
- Take one copper elbow and dab a little water inside with a fine paintbrush (take care not to get any water on the outer pipe as it will mark). Now, squeeze a generous amount of Gorilla Glue inside the elbow and push one long piece of piping into one end, and a shorter length into the other end.
- Repeat the process until you have attached all 4 pieces of copper piping into the 4 elbows. Leave to dry completely, or overnight, and make sure the joints are secure.
- Use Gorilla Glue (and a bit of water) to fix your pipe clip into place along the top edge as a hook. Hold or clamp in place and leave to dry. Fix photos to wall with Prestik then then hang the frame over the top.
One of our favourite things about these copper pipe frames is that it’s easy to switch up the photos inside them. So you can rotate your favourite snaps and art!
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