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Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Copper + Brass Geometric Ornaments

Curbly Ornament Challenge: DIY Copper + Brass Geometric Ornaments
Photo: Capree Kimball

I'm not gonna lie. I'm still very much on the copper and brass train and I wanted a way to incorporate these warm metals into my Christmas decor this year. The answer, of course, was right in front of me: simple geometric ornaments! Read on to see how to make these modern Christmas accessories in minutes.      

Photo: Capree Kimball

Materials:

  • copper and/or brass sheets (I got mine on Amazon -- just search "copper sheet". Anything in the .003-.005" thickness range will work.)
  • hole punches of various sizes or a craft knife -- whatever you're comfortable using
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • monofilament for hanging your ornament (or thread, string, etc.)

Photo: Capree Kimball

Steps:

1. Use a hole punch to cut out your desired shape. If using a craft knife, mark your shape on the metal with a pencil and carefully cut it out. Repeat so you have two of the same shape.

Photo: Capree Kimball

2. Use a pencil and a ruler to mark a line from the middle to the top of your cutout. Repeat on the second cutout, this time marking from the middle to the bottom. With scissors or a craft knife, cut along the marked lines.

Photo: Capree Kimball

3. Use an extra small hole punch to create a hole at the top of your second cutout (the one with the cut line at the bottom). Thread a six-inch piece of monofilament/string/thread through the hole and tie a knot. Then, take the first cutout and, lining up both cut lines, slide it onto the other. Voila! You've just created a modern metallic ornament!

Photo: Capree Kimball

Get creative and try different shapes and sizes!

Photo: Capree Kimball

Photo: Capree Kimball

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alicia on Dec 18, 2014:

I'm in love with these!


CapreeK on Dec 12, 2014:

Thanks Brittni!! x


Brittni Mehlhoff on Dec 11, 2014:

These are SO awesome, Capree. I love 'em.


CapreeK on Dec 11, 2014:

@Chris I have no words. :D


Chris Gardner on Dec 11, 2014:

Copper and brass

Copper and brass

Means so much more when I seeeeeee

Copper and brass decorations

On every Christmas tree


CapreeK on Dec 10, 2014:

Thanks Faith!


faith-towers on Dec 10, 2014:

So cute! Love the shapes :)


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