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DIY Modern Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Christmas Tree

By Machelle Vanderhoeven and Malissa Levesque ; Updated November 20, 2015

Copper pipe is constantly popping up in home decor and craft projects these days. Turns out, you can easily use it to create a modern wall-mounted Christmas tree (a stylish solution if you're short on space or want to mix up your holiday decor.) As a bonus, you can still use all of your tree ornaments to adorn your new tree!

Measure the Pipe

Use a ruler or measuring tape to mark the pipe in the following lengths with a pencil: 27 inches, 24 inches, 21 inches, 18 inches, 15 inches, 12 inches, 9 inches, 6 inches, 3 inches, and 1 inch.

Cut the Pipe

Next, use the pipe cutter to cut the pipe at each mark.

Check the Pipe Sizes

Line up the individual pipe pieces in order of size to make sure you are happy with the look.

Assemble the Pipe Rungs

Take the string and tie it around the pencil, then start at the top rung and thread the string through each pipe. The pencil helps you get the string through the inside of the pipe. Once you get to the bottom, repeat the process in the opposite direction so the is string going from each pipe on each side.

Adjust the String

Once each pipe has string on both sides, adjust the tension on each string section until the pipes are the proper distance away from each other. This will take a little bit of trial and error. Once you are satisfied with the look, tie the string at the very top so that you can hang it up.

Decorate Your Tree

Decorate your tree using holiday ornaments. You can even add lights and a star at the top! The possibilities here are endless.

 

About the Author

 

Machelle Vanderhoeven and Malissa Levesque are twins who live across the country from each other, but stay connected by creating lots of crafty tutorials, printables and party ideas and sharing them on their blog, ajoyfulriot.com. The twins' work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Kara's Party Ideas, Inspired by This, Brit + Co and many others.