I love metal projects, and copper is a perfect medium to reflect the natural and changing state of a garden. Beautiful in all it’s forms, it is representative of how plants and gardens change through their seasons, and offer different interest at different stages. Also, it’s just really fun to work with! Relatively inexpensive, copper starts it’s life shiny and bright, and patinas over time to a lovely verdigris. Although I love that look, if you want your copper project to stay bright, simply seal it with an exterior grade clear sealer. So on to these great DIY copper garden art ideas that any of you can do in an afternoon!
DIY Copper Garden Art
Copper Garden Pots
Our first project below, is a tutorial on how to make tin can DIY copper planters (and chalkboard tags!) from ‘Homey Oh My!‘ Easy and quick project with impact!
Ashley of ‘Sugar and Cloth‘, and contributor at Poppytalk, created these mini DIY copper planters from copper fitting caps and a bottle of ketchup! Or catsup…whatever… Curious? Easy and cool! How about these with a moss garden?
Copper Rain Chains
‘Tool Using Animal’ (via Instructables) made this incredible DIY copper rain chain with copper tubing and solder. This is my fav rain chain project, and the tutorial is very complete, but I do notice he used a blow torch to solder the rings. I personally don’t own a blow torch, but it honestly gives the cleanest look, so if you have to borrow one, do! If you can’t or aren’t comfortable using one, look forward to the next project…
As promised, a copper rain chain made without a blow torch! ‘Ex-Scapes‘ made this DIY copper rain chain using copper wire instead of solder…
DIY Copper Mailbox
Simple, simple, simple! This copper mailbox by ‘Sand and Sisal‘ is a half hour project…really! What great curb appeal!
Copper Garden Trellis & Plant Supports
From the book, Trellises, Planters & Raised Beds from Cool Springs Press, this DIY copper trellis is easy and really amazing as art in the garden.
From ‘Family Handyman‘, make this copper trellis for your garden from copper pipe for all your climbing plants… Can you imagine your roses, or even your cucumbers growing on this?
Another type of decorative copper trellis project, from ‘Lowes‘. Complete directions, under $100.
This copper tomato spiral from ‘Suzy Homefaker‘ is both functional and decorative. This is made from copper tubing and could be used as a plant support for more than just tomatoes!
DIY Copper Spinner and Wind Chimes
Another great project from ‘Sand and Sisal‘, this DIY copper mobile is such an awesome garden idea, and so incredibly easy… make sure you choose the size of copper tubing that bends easily. (But not too easily!)
Finally, make copper wind chimes with the complete instructions by ‘Chica and Jo‘. They use copper pipe, and remember your hardware store may be able to cut it for you!
If you love copper, you have tot try one of these DIY copper garden art ideas! We think you will also love our post on DIY Wind Chimes. Jump on over to our sister site OhMeOhMy and check out our post on Corrugated Metal Decor!