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DIY copper pipe candelabra

By: Canadian Living

Photography by Ryan Brook Author: Canadian Living Credits: Photography by Ryan Brook

DIY & Crafts

DIY copper pipe candelabra

By: Canadian Living

This season's must-have metallic finish, copper, has a rosy warmth that strikes the perfect festive note. Bring this hot holiday trend to your tabletop with a one-of-a-kind candelabra cobbled together not from conventional decor—but from the Home Depot's plumbing department!

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What you'll need:
•    Work gloves (cut copper edges can be sharp!)
•    2 half-inch copper tees
•    Approximately 36-inches of half-inch copper pipe, cut into pieces of varying length
•    4 half-inch, 90-degree copper elbows
•    Strong adhesive/glue
•    4 half-inch, 45-degree copper elbows
•    2 half-inch copper adapters
•    2 taper candles

How to make it:
•    Building from the copper tee pieces, arrange the cut copper pipe and 90-degree copper elbows to establish a stable horizontal base for the candelabra. Before inserting each segment, apply a dab of strong adhesive inside the joint.
•    Build up from the copper tee pieces using the remaining cut copper pipe and 45-degree copper elbows, gluing each joint in place.
•    Top the two vertical branches with copper adapters. Glue in place.
•    Let sit for at least one hour to allow adhesive to dry.
•    Insert taper candles into the adapters, and enjoy!

Looking for more Christmas crafts? These personalized gingerbread ornaments don't just look good on your tree, they also make great stocking stuffers.

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