Copper Pipe Wall Hanging DIY

Diy macrame wall hangingHi, it’s Sarah Sherman Samuel here again from Smitten Studio & A Sunny Afternoon with a new gift-able DIY. I love the texture and dimension of woven or macrame wall hangings, but they can be quite pricey to buy, as they are usually so detailed and time consuming to make. Right now I am saving all my pennies to put towards our home renovation. So until our finances recover, I decided to create a simple wall-hanging that is reminiscent of my favorite macrame pieces (with the addition of a little copper bling!).

Supplies-neededSupplies:
-25 yards of 1/2″ (size 5) Cotton Piping
-3 copper pipes measuring 1/2″ x 2′
-19 copper couplings 1/2″
copper tube caps 1/2″
-scissors
-hack saw
-file

Wall-hanging-tutorial via A Beautiful MessI started by cutting off an 18″ length of cotton piping, then I tied a knot onto one of the copper bars, approximately 4 inches from one end (images 1 and 2). Then I cut off the excess piping to about 3/4″ (images 3). Next, I tied another knot around the second copper pipe so that the two copper pipes were about 6″ apart (image 4).

Wall-hanging-DIY-smittenstudioFrom there I tied another knot 6 inches down the cotton piping, added on one of the copper couplings and secured it with another knot directly below that. Finally, I trimmed the and excess cotton piping at the bottom to a 3/4″ tail like the top. To continue on, follow the same steps for each subsequent row increasing the length of the cotton piping by about 3″ each time until you hit the center. Continue from there decreasing the length by 3″ each time to match the opposite side.

Entryway-wall-hangingTo create the design in the middle I cut down the remaining 1/2″ x 2′ copper pipe into three pieces using the hack saw (the two small ones measuring 5″ long and the middle one 7.5″ long). Be careful with the edges of the cut pipe, I used the file here to smooth out any sharp edges. To finish it all off I placed the tube caps on each end of the two copper pipes and voila, that is it!

Easy diy Entryway-wall-hangingMake this macrame wall hangingI am loving the texture, the subtlety of the white on white, and how the copper really shines. I think it brings just enough visual interest to our entryway without breaking the bank. It would make a great holiday gift too! Maybe for a special gal pal or stylish sister? I might tackle another one to gift once my fingertips recover from tying so many knots!  xo Sarah

Credits // Author and Photography: Sarah Sherman Samuel. Product sources and more photos on Smitten Studio.
  • Glad for everyone’s advice on measurements thanks! Might I add a recommendation: there is a pipe cutting tool that you clamp around a pipe (don’t clamp too hard or it’ll get bent) and run it in a circle and cuts so easily compared to sawing. (Check out on Lowe’s Item #1137530Model #IRHT81730). Lots of cuts to make so this could save some time and energy.

  • Yep, the measurements are incorrect! Start with 3 1/2 feet of cotton piping for the first outermost rope.

  • As another commenter wrote, the measurements are way off. When she says she started with 18 inches I was barely able to tie a knot around the second pipe.

    • I discovered the piping length thing pretty quickly also but I can’t get the longer copper pieces on very well. It won’t thread through. Did you have this problem?

  • This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it so much and it totally inspired my next DIY project. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • This is amazing. I am totally going to make it!!!
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  • I just bought $50 worth of supplies to make this and the instructions are wrong. At the beginning, she says to cut your first piece of cotton piping to 18″. I did this, and made my first two knots, and noticed that there is no cotton piping left to hang down. Her measurements are VERY wrong. I’m now going to have to go back to the store buy more piping if I want to finish this, and come up with some measurements on my own as I go along. I recommend you try this tutorial for yourself and fix the errors.

  • Very interesting and eye-catching decor item! I’ve never seen anything like it –

    Bailey
    http://akabailey.blogspot.com

  • This is amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

    Lulu xx
    http://luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

  • this is the BEST diy I have ever seen! I can’t wait to do this!!! Copper pipes, YES!

  • This is like a modern twist on macrame, I love it!! And Sara’s home looks rad!
    xoxo Annejelina
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  • I absolutely love this! Soooo cute & pretty simple too!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

  • Love it!
    Today…DIY JAM for Christmas!
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  • What a great idea!! I’ve been looking for tapestrys but they are quite expensive and this one looks great. Thanks for sharing xo Suus

    www.foodbandits.blogspot.nl

  • Though these types of wall hangings are far from my favorite, I do like the copper piping. I may have to get inventive with discovering a different type of DIY that can be done just using the piping.

  • Oh wow I love that! So unique and elegant!

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com

  • Wow, I have been scouring pinterest for a DIY wall hanging for my bathroom and this is it! Looks so simple! Thanks a lot.

  • This is lovely! What a great piece! It goes so wonderfully with that cabinet!

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  • It looks so lovely! Around this time of the year I just love to get crafty around the house, so perfect timing for a diy.

    http://sincerelylara.com

  • What a wonderful idea! It looks very edgy and unique, yet quiet easy to make. Love how you have translated the difficult macrame technique into this diy!

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  • I would never have thought to make something like this, I really like the addition of copper piping to quite a basic idea, very fancy!
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  • This is beautiful! I will definitely be making one. I love finding new ways to use things from the hardware store!
    Leah Faye
    a clover and a bee

  • Hi Sarah!
    What was the rough total cost of your materials, if you don’t mind sharing? Looks beautiful! I’ve been copper crazy these past few months!
    -Alyssa from Arrowhead

  • This is stunning! I LOVE that chunky cotton. How did you hang the finished piece?

  • I remember when I was little how much my mother was into wall weavings. I think she took a couple of classes but I’m not sure where her creations are now. I think one must have to have far more patience than I do to create this!

    xoxo PARIS BEE

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