EntertainingDIY Copper Pipe Candelabra November 6, 2014 For my Home Depot Harvest Style Challenge, I pictured a large candelabra made out of my current favorite material: copper pipe! I wanted something on our island/serving station that would really make a big statement. I was styling a dinner party and in my mind, nothing creates ambiance like candles. So an idea was born! I wanted something abstract and a bit asymmetrical, so to an extent, creating this was an experiment. But here’s how we did it! Materials: 1/2″ Copper Pipe 3/4″ to 1/2″ Reducing Coupling 90 Degree Connectors for Corners Pipe Fittings with Three Openings (each end and a side) for Center Pipe Piece of Wood for Base Brackets to Attach to Base First, begin cutting your copper pipe to desired size using a metal blade. We figured this one out as we went, so we didn’t cut all pieces at once. We cut the pieces for the base first and then put it together as we went so I could see what lengths I wanted. Remember, we were going for not perfect and symmetrical. We cut twelve inch pieces for the bottom two arms. Next, start putting it together. The bottom two pieces of pipe, we connected, leaving the side opening on the top. We cut a very small piece to start building up the center. We added 90-degree pieces to each end and then a short piece of pipe for the “candlestick.” Once we had this bottom piece together, we followed the same steps and created the rest of the structure. Here’s an up-close view of the center, so you can better see how we put it together. Those are separate, small pieces of pipe between each 3-way fitting verses one long one that you have to feed through. This lets you build it as you go and experiment, plus it would be pretty difficult to feed one piece of pipe through. The top is a great example of how we left it asymmetrical. On some arms, we used a longer horizontal piece and shorter vertical and then on others, we did the opposite. Once it’s all put together, you can twist the arms to your desired look. The last step is to cut a board to the length of the bottom arms. Attach the candelabra to the board using small copper brackets and screws. Attach a 3/4″ to 1/2″ Reducer to each end. This gives the arms a finished look and makes it the right size for a traditional taper candle. Then, sit it out and enjoy! I used this in the centerpiece for my Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours Thanksgiving Tablescape. I love the copper with the blues! You can see that full tablescape as well as links to all 28 bloggers participating in this week’s Thanksgiving Tablescape edition by clicking on the link below. I’ve been blown away by all of the beautiful grateful tablescapes this week! And if you’re really in the mood for some Thanksgiving inspiration, my friend Jenn from My Fabuless Life is running a Thanksgiving Tablescape tour this week as well. There are some amazing ladies involved over there too! Find the start of her tour by clicking on the graphic below. *** For more Entertaining and tablescape inspiration, click here. Check out our most popular topics: Subscribe to our daily feed to make sure you don’t miss any Daily Doses of Style!