DIY Challenge: Copper Frame
This easy DIY Copper Frame is made with copper fitting and wood dowels and takes less than 10 minutes to put together!
This year Melinda and I joined a few different groups for monthly challenges, where one person picks an ingredient, or in this case an item, and we have to make something with it. Today we’re sharing our first project from the Monthly Home Depot Gift Challenge (in no way associated with Home Depot we just love their stuff!).
This challenge has a few extra twists. Not only do we have to make something with the chosen item, the project also has to be a gift for someone AND wrapped, with some part of the wrapping coming from Home Depot. Emily from Table and Hearth chose the first challenge. We had to make something for our significant other with…a copper fitting! Melinda and I were totally at a loss…what in the world were we going to make with that?!
This is why we like being a part of these challenges. It gives us a reason to think outside the box and go a little out of our comfort zones. We tossed around ideas for a week or so, it’s hard to not only be creative but also have to make it something your guy wants! Since it was so close to Valentine’s Day we settled on a copper frame for MG. He’s a pilot and I had been wanting to make something using an aviation quote he really likes for awhile now and Melinda and I thought the copper with natural wood dowels would look sleek and modern.
It was SUPER easy, which is always our favorite kind of project. We bought 4 3/4″ copper elbows and 1 7/8″ wood dowel that we cut into 4 pieces. You can cut your wood dowels to any size you’d like to make your frame as big or as small as you need. Then we put a little glue on the end of each dowel and pushed them into the copper fittings to make the frame. Simple right? I used double-sided tape to stick the quote to the back of the frame, that way I can change it out easily.
For the wrapping portion of the challenge I wrapped the frame up in brown paper and twine. I thought it went well with the simplistic gift.
That’s it, two birds one stone. We completed the challenge and I made a Valentine’s Day gift. In case you are wondering he loved it :).
Check out what all of the other talented ladies made for this month’s challenge. Their projects are pretty amazing!