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{diy copper pipe candle holder}

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Finally my Mom and I found some time to craft together again. It's not that easy with a little baby (especially if grandma wants to have some Ella-time ;) ).

Last week the time had finally come: We met up at my mom's (together with Ella & Mr. Nifty), made a quick trip to the hardware store, fed the little one for lunch and sent her off for a walk with her dad.

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We quickly cut the pipe into pieces and started with assembling everything.

To put together the candle holder, we stuck a 4 1/3 and one 2 inch pieces into either side of the tee (x4) and then connected all four side with the elbows. Then we put the couplings on each 5 inch piece of pipe and set them on each of the tees. Done!

Well, almost. All of this needed to be made a little more sturdy. With metal glue (dried overnight) all pieces are held together securely.

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Of course the candle holder is pretty to look at all year round, but with the right decorations it also makes for a beautiful advent wreath.

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32 Comments

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    Eclectic Hamilton
    Wednesday October 12th, 2016 at 09:21 AM

    Hallo Vanessa, ich habe dich durch deine Mum gefunden!
    Toller Blog und wundervolles DIY!
    Ich trage mich gleichmal als Leserin bei dir ein.

    Ganz liebe Grüße
    Ines

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday October 13th, 2016 at 04:10 PM

      Hallo liebe Ines,
      vielen Dank für’s Vorbeischauen und das liebe Kommentar. Jetzt mach ich mich gleich mal auf den Weg rüber zu Dir, ein wenig stöbern. :)
      Liebe Grüße!
      Vanessa

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    Jen
    Wednesday October 12th, 2016 at 07:32 PM

    Liebe Vanessa,
    eure beiden Kerzenständer sind wirklich toll geworden.
    Eine tolle Idee……..
    Gefällt mir super gut…..
    Ganz liebe Grüße Jen

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday October 13th, 2016 at 04:23 PM

      Vielen Dank, liebe Jen! :)
      Zum Glück ist der Kerzenständer schnell und einfach zu machen. Meine Mom und ich tun uns manchmal etwas schwer mit Bastel-Projekten. Haha
      Ganz liebe Grüße,
      Vanessa

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    Melanie
    Wednesday October 12th, 2016 at 10:36 PM

    Wow, der Kerzenhalter schaut toll aus!
    Dass deine Mom mit dir werkelt ist für mich aber auch etwas ganz besonderes.
    Meine Mom gehört da leider zu einem anderen Schlag ;-)
    Ganz liebe Grüße
    Melanie

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Thursday October 13th, 2016 at 04:29 PM

      Vielen Dank für Deinen lieben Kommentar, Melanie!
      Ja, ich bin wirklich froh, dass ich mit meiner Mom so viel werkeln und Kreativ sein kann. Das ist wirklich toll!
      Ich hoffe, dass Ella irgendwann auch aktiv mitmachen kann. :)
      Ganz liebe Grüße,
      Vanessa

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    Steffi
    Tuesday October 18th, 2016 at 10:50 PM

    Liebe Vanessa,
    der Kerzenleuchter sieht toll aus. Die pinken Kerzen passen so gut zu dem Kupfer. Ich will ja auch immer mal was mit Kupferrohren machen, aber mein Mann steht da leider nicht so drauf.
    LG Steffi

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday October 19th, 2016 at 12:50 PM

      Liebe Steffi,
      vielen Dank! Wie schade, dass Dein Mann da nicht so drauf steht.. Meiner hatte gar kein wirkliches Mitspracherecht. Haha
      Naja, zum Glück lässt er mich deko-technisch bei uns zuhause walten wie ich möchte. Wahrscheinlich aber auch nur, da ich keinen Pink-Fetisch habe. ;)
      Liebe Grüße!
      Vanessa

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    Sabrina
    Friday October 21st, 2016 at 08:40 PM

    Oh my Gosh this pipe candle holder looks just amazing!! You ladies did such a great job! I will have to make a trip to the hardware store now ;)

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    Zan Turner
    Friday October 21st, 2016 at 11:30 PM

    Wow, it is such a creative idea. I would not have thought of using copper or even making my own. It is gorgeous! Glad you were able to spend some time with your mom.

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    Sarah
    Saturday October 22nd, 2016 at 02:52 AM

    I love projects that use copper pipe! It would make a beautiful advent wreath with some evergreen decor at the bottom of the “wreath”. Such a great idea!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday October 22nd, 2016 at 08:30 PM

      I’m already thinking about what I can create next, using copper pipe. Haha!
      I do love the idea of making a wreath out of it for Christmas.
      XO! Vanessa

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    Colette @ restyle it wright
    Monday October 24th, 2016 at 02:41 PM

    I love the blush color of the copper pipes! Using them seems so intimidating but you made it look so easy to tackle! Great job!

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    Lora
    Monday October 24th, 2016 at 11:09 PM

    This is such a GREAT project. I am crazy about it. Plus, I have a pipe cutter, so I’m already prepared :) Going on my to-do list.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday October 26th, 2016 at 08:01 PM

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Lora! :)
      I’m excited to see your version of the candle holder!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Antonella | White House Crafts
    Tuesday October 25th, 2016 at 03:49 PM

    This is a neat project. I’ve never worked with copper pipe. Thank you for sharing it. I hope to see you again at The Crafty Corner! New party starts tomorrow at 6 am EST.

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    Jennifer Neill
    Wednesday October 26th, 2016 at 03:54 PM

    Very awesome DIY project. I definitely know a few members of my family who would love this for a Christmas gift. :)

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday October 26th, 2016 at 08:05 PM

      Those really would make a cool Christmas gift! :)
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Jennifer!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Ninz
    Wednesday October 26th, 2016 at 09:52 PM

    Such a great idea. Love it! Thank you so much for sharing…

    Ninz

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    Jen
    Thursday October 27th, 2016 at 01:12 AM

    So cool! I am loving copper right now!

    xo Jen
    http://www.asipofbliss.com

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    chloe | boxwood avenue
    Thursday October 27th, 2016 at 07:39 PM

    This is too cute! I absolutely adore the pink candles you used!

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    Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins
    Sunday October 30th, 2016 at 05:38 AM

    What a fun idea! I never would have thought to use copper pipe to make a candle holder.

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    Rania
    Wednesday November 9th, 2016 at 12:25 AM

    Absolutely love this idea! Never thought of it yet it’s so simples. Would love if you can link up to http://the-wardrobe-stylist.com/2016/11/06/fashion-leather-jackets/

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