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Materials for Geometric Vases

  • Plastic drinking straws (about 30 straws)
  • Floral or craft wire
  • Copper spray paint
  • cutters

Materials for Copper iPad Holder

  • 1-5 foot long 1/2 inch copper tube
  • 4- 1/2 inch 90 degree copper elbows
  • 4 1/2 inch copper tees
  • 4- 1/2 inch pipe caps
  • String glue such as gorilla glue, pro bond, or anything that says it will work on copper
  • A wire cutter that can be used on copper

DIY Copper Decor Vase - Home & Family

Directions for Copper Vases

1) Cut the bended part off of 25 straws, making sure they are all cut the same length Lay out 5 of the cut straws, and measure out enough wire so that there is about an inch extra on each end

2) String the 5 straws through the wire and bend at the space between each straw to create a pentagon shape.

3) Lay the pentagon shape on a flat surface

4) Wrap the two excess wires together to secure the shape, and cut off any extra wire Cut a very long piece of wire, the exact size doesn’t matter, and wrap the end of it around one of the spaces in the pentagon where two straws meet

5) String two straws onto the long wire, and bend in between where they meet to create a triangle shape above one of the straws in the pentagon shape

6) Secure the wire on the other side of the straw laying flat to create a triangle shape Continue with this, using the same wire if possible, to string on more straws so that you will have 5 triangles in each one of the straws laying flat; if you run out of wire, simply wrap it around another wire to secure it, and start with another piece of wire Cut the bended part off of 3 more straws, then cut them in half; line them up together to make sure they are all the same height, and cut off any extra if needed Lay 5 of the cut pieces (you will have an extra piece) on a flat surface, and cut the wire so that it is the length of the straw, plus another few inches to be safe.

7) Wrap the end of the wire around the top of one of the triangles and string one of the straws through the wire, and wrap the wire around the top of the next triangle; then string another straw onto the same wire, and repeat the process until you have a pentagon shape at the top of the triangles; cut off any excess wire

8) Then, flip the shape over, and repeat the process again by creating triangles, and then connecting them with the shorter straws to create a pentagon at the top
The shape will be the same on the top and on the bottom
Spray paint the geometric shape in a well-ventilated area, on a covered surface, and allow to dry

9) Place a vase in the center of the geometric shape, and add water and flowers!

Directions for Copper iPad Holder

1) Use the wire cutter to cut the copper pipe into these sizes:
1- 8 inch piece; depending on the size of your ipad, you could always make it a bit smaller
2- 6 inch pieces 2- 4 inch pieces 2- 1 inch pieces

2) Glue two of the elbows onto the ends of the 8 inch piece and glue the 6 inch pieces to the other side of the elbow create a “U” shape

3) Glue the 6 inch pieces of copper pipe into the top of the two copper tees

4) Glue the two 4 inch pieces into one side of each tee, and the one inch into the other side

5) Glue the other two elbows to the ends of the 4 inch pieces so that they point up

6) Glue the pipe caps to the top of the elbow, and the end of the 1 inch pieces

7) Allow to dry, then place the iPad onto the copper pipe holder

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