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Many of you may remember my copper pipe wall-mounted planter I posted a few weeks ago! It was definitely a fun project and it always results in a conversation when someone sees it in my living room! I love the industrial look of the copper pipes and I love how it offers a spot to display some air plants or stems from my garden. Remember this project?
Today, I’m showing you all just how much I love copper pipe in my home decor! I also made a magazine rack out of copper pipe. Here’s how this all went down.
DIY Copper Pipe Magazine Holder
1/2″ copper pipe
copper pipe cutter (I was worried cutting copper pipe would be difficult, time-consuming or expensive. I was wrong. This little gizmo makes cutting copper pipe a breeze!)
eight 90 degree 1/2″ copper fittings
iron-on hem tape
*Please disregard the 1/2″ wooden dowel rods in the above picture. I originally wanted to use a mix of copper pipe and wood to create this magazine holder. Eventually, I liked the look of just copper pipe. Oh, the joys of DIY trial & error!
Cut the copper pipes into the following measurements and assemble as shown, using the 90 degree copper fittings.
- 2 12″ lengths
- 2 15″ lengths
- 2 9″ lengths
I didn’t use any adhesive at the joints. It was a tight fit and I figured it would hold just fine. It has been in use for a while now and it’s still very strong.
The angle of the above picture may make it seem like the magazine holder is different heights on different sides, but it’s all the same height (~15″ all around). Below you will see the fabric I used.
I simply used the iron-on hem tape to fold over all the edges. I created a little pocket rod at the top (similar to curtain pockets) and I slid it onto the 12″ copper pipes.
I am absolutely in love with the way it turned out. Since nothing is permanently adhered together, I can easily switch out the fabric to match my changing tastes or to coordinate with seasonal holidays.
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