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I don't do very many DIY's since it can be time consuming to source ideas, buy materials and assemble, so this is perfect for me and hopefully for you as well!

Earlier this week I posted this collection featuring a copper candlestick that I found from the Finnish Design Shop. I love it so much but it won't be available to ship for another month so I thought I'd find a way to make my own version.

You just need to buy some thin copper coil, found at the hardware store in the copper pipe section, and bend it around something circular for the base, in my case I used a big roll of tape. Keep bending until you make a little perch on top for the candle stick to fit on. I pinched the pipe closed with a pair of pliers to make a sharper edge & then cut a matching slit in the bottom of the candle using dull scissor tips. Carefully wedge the candle over the sharp edge, maybe even warming the wax a bit to make it malleable and that's it!

Of course you can play around with shapes and sizes, the coil comes in different lengths as well. The copper is soft enough to make large shapes with but not soft enough to make small loops, I tried with another piece and failed miserably. I'd recommend buying a couple pieces to experiment with!

A simple, minimalist candle holder for about $5.

9 comments:

  1. Oh my word, this is incredible, Jennifer! I was looking at copper coil just the other day, trying to think of something to make it into. LOVE this idea. Just adore it!

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    1. Go get it girl! I was mesmerized with all the copper fittings, I think there are so many things you can do with the elbows & female fittings too.
      I'm a HUGE fan of copper anything right now!

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  2. Oh wow! I like yours more than the original. Will be trying that soon.

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  3. I seriously love this idea! It's so simple but beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Simple and super sleek looking. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This is so great! I love it. Thanks for sharing.

    P.S. saw you over on Emmadime.....looking good!

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  6. That is perfect for any counter! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  7. Wow, what an idea! Looks so good. :)

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