Learn How to Make Your Own Copper Geo Hanging Arrangement
Wedding planning on a budget doesn’t have to stifle your design or overall style! No! There are so many unique ways to create visual interest for your event that won’t break the bank. One creative way to add visual detail is with some hanging wedding decor.
Create a unique and showstopper hanging arrangement that doesn’t have to be hard nor a project that breaks the budget. These copper geo shapes are so easy to make and extremely affordable! Follow these few simple steps to create a memorable copper geo shaped hanging arrangement for your wedding day!
How to Make a Copper Geo Hanging Arrangement
Unwind and straighten the copper pipe. Be sure to not bend to aggressively as you potentially will kink the pipe causing it to look less round. This is also harder to create a straight edge for your geo shape.
Measure the straight edge of the cooper pipe using your tape measure. For this geo-shape I created all sides equal at 6” per side.
Once you have marked the pipe at 6” using your pencil, cut the pipe using your pipe cutter. You will spin the pipe cutter around the pipe, tightening the cutter each turn, and continuing to spin the cutter around the pipe until the pipe simply falls apart.
Follow this step until you have 12 equal pieces.
Now that you have equal 6” pieces of copper pipe, we will begin assembly.
Take your copper wire and string the wire through the pipe in one continuous strand. Do not cut the wire until the last piece of copper pipe is on the wire.
Once you have all 12 pieces on the wire, you will bend each corner to create the geo-shape pyramid.
Once you have created the pyramid shape by folding each pipe at the corners you will twist the end of the wire making sure the wire is secure, then cut. Do not over tighten as you will break the wire causing you to redo this step.
*Note – if folding the edges becomes too tedious, simply create the top part of the pyramid and the bottom pyramid and connect the wires by twisting together then cutting.
The last step is up to you on how you want the arrangement to look. For this demonstration, I took a few silk flowers and arranged a small arrangement on one of the corners of the shape. You will create several shapes to make a completed hanging arrangement or chandelier style creation.
You will make the final decision on what you want to add at the end. For example, for my wedding, I am going string small twinkle lights through the shapes creating a lighted centerpiece over the dance floor. Make this project yours by customizing the floral, lighting or other arrangements you place inside the geo shapes. Have fun with it!
Total cost of project:
- Copper wire (similar) – $3.19
- Copper pipe (similar) – $37.98
- Pipe cutter (similar) – $10.48
- Tape measure – $2.09
- Pencil – use whatever you have around the house
- Eraser – use whatever you have around the house
- Total cost = $53.74
Total cost is for several finished pieces. For the first round, using 50ft of copper pipe I made 8 shapes with 6″ sides to create the full hanging sculpture!
What do you think of this wedding DIY project? Is this something you would attempt yourself?
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