Copper Wire Tree

At the university we collect and recycle: bottles, batteries, glass, electronics and metal. Somebody did not have any use for a bunch of copper wires. I thought: there must be a better second live for it. This is how it looks:

Copper Wire Tree

Copper Wire Tree

It started with a bunch of copper wires I have found in the recycle bin:

Copper Wire

Copper Wire

Add tools and beads: the more beads the better:

Tools beads and wires

Tools beads and wires

Cut the wire to a length of about 50 cm:

Wire cut

Wire cut

Take a single wire, add 3-5 beads and drill it at the end:

Drilled Wires

Drilled Wires

Wires with Beads

Wires with Beads

Make lots of them:

Lots of wires

Lots of wires

Start drilling them together:

Combining Wires

Combining Wires

Combine them to a tree:

Combined Wires

Combined Wires

Bring it into a natural shape:

copper wires

copper wires

Finally, find a stone. Use hot glue to attach the tree on top of it.

Et Voilà:

Copper Wire Tree

Copper Wire Tree

Kudos to my daughter for doing the ‘wiring’ and ‘beading’.

Happy Wiring 🙂

6 thoughts on “Copper Wire Tree

  1. Looks awesome! I’ve seen similar a long time ago, but they used something else than beads, but that was a very smart idea. I love how you put it on the stone as well. Nice work!

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