1 10-foot ½” copper pipe
Framing square or ruler
Measure your copper pipe into desired lengths and mark it with a pencil. For this project, we used four, five and 10-inch sections of pipe.
Cut your pipe using your tube cutter. To use the cutter, tighten it around the pipe at the pencil mark. Turn the pipe within the cutter until a groove appears, then tighten the cutter. Continue to turn your pipe and tighten the cutter until you cut all the way through.
For a little help tightening the tube cutter, use a pair of locking pliers to grip the head of the cutter and provide additional leverage as you twist.
Use your deburring tool to smooth the edges of your cut pipe.
String your shortest pieces of pipe – the four-inch sections – onto the 12-gauge wire.
Create a pentagon shape by twisting the ends of the wire together, then clip the excess wire with your wire cutters. Then, attach 22-gauge wire at each corner of your pentagon and add one five-inch piece of copper pipe to each strand of wire.
Bring two sections of pipe together to form a triangle and twist the two section’s wires together to secure them. Continue adding sections of pipe until all five pipes come together in the center to create a pentagonal pyramid. Trim excess wire.
Repeat steps five and six to attach 10-inch copper pipes to the opposite side of your pentagon, creating the diamond shape.
The best thing about this DIY? It can be set on your reception table as a centerpiece or strung up as a hanging installation. Add fresh flowers to your display to amp up the wow factor. Or, for décor that’s prepped days in advance, consider using faux blooms like these stunners from Afloral.