DIY Metallic Holiday Decorations

Jump into the festive season with these simple metallic holiday decorations by Lia Griffith. Mixed metals is set to be huge for 2018 and the trend for geometric pieces is definitely here to stay. These stylish DIY christmas ornaments are perfect for those who like a fashionably festive tree! Purchase inexpensive copper and brass tubing and wire in your local hardware store and follow the instructions below to get your festive decor underway.

What You'll Need:

  • Tools
  • Wire Cutters
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Round nose pliers Tubing cutter
  • Materials
  • 1/8" Copper tubing
  • 1/8" Brass tubing
  • 20 gauge copper wire
  • 26 gauge gold wire

Step 1:

Gather tools and materials. Using the tubing cutter and the clamp cut 12 pieces of 3" copper tubing and 12 pieces of 1.5" brass tubing. Clamp the tube to a table to make cutting easier. Thread an 18" piece of copper wire through 4 pieces of the copper tubing, secure the two ends together to form a diamond.

Step 2:

Make a second diamond shape and connect the two diamonds to make a 3D diamond, secure them together using the copper wire. Take an 18" piece of the copper wire and thread a copper piece onto it, then connect it between two points of the diamond Repeat step 5 between the remaining three points using the same 18" piece of copper wire. At the top of the diamond create a loop with the copper wire and secure it using the wire wrap technique.

Step 3:

Repeat steps 3-6 with the 1.5" brass tubing and the gold wire, then hang it from the center of the larger copper diamond using the gold wire.

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