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Copper Wire Projects: 11 Things You Can Make with Copper Wire

No matter your skill level, you can use copper wire to make projects that are not only functional, but stylish. From ornaments and jewelry to wall art and light shades, here are 11 things you can make with copper wire.

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Egg with copper wireJiri Vaclavek/Shutterstock

Decorative Eggs

Use copper wire to make decorative eggs, often referred to as “Czech eggs.” Just wrap copper wire around a hard-boiled egg or a plastic egg. You can add beads or even decorate the eggshell, depending on your style for wire projects.

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fish copper wire garden sculptureSavo IIic/Shutterstock

Garden Sculpture

Add some art to your garden with a copper wire sculpture. You can find garden sculptures at many artist markets, but if you’re feeling creative, try making your own!

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copper wire necklace pendantStephen Orsillo/Shutterstock

Necklace Pendant

Use copper wire to make a pendant for a necklace. Wrap copper wire around a small stone you saved from a favorite vacation for one of the more sentimental wire projects.

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Copper Wire Light Pendant

When it comes to home lighting, copper is trending. Try a copper wire light pendant to help light up a room. This light fixture is one of our favorite things made of copper for the home.

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Show off your creativity and use thin copper wire to create animal figurines.

Then, display your art on a floating shelf with a secret drawer.

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Need a rainy-day project to do with the kids? Try using copper wire to make bracelets for some wire projects. You can get different looks depending on the thickness of the wire.

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Copper Wall Artvia merchant

Copper Wire Wall Art

Use copper wire to make some one-of-a-kind artwork.

Attach the design to a board and hang it as part of a gallery wall.

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copper wire garden trellisFamily Handyman

Garden Trellis

Make a cedar and copper trellis to add to your garden. The trellis will not only add some charm to the garden, but will help climbing plants such as roses and vines.

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copper wire display artPavel L Photo and Video/Shutterstock

Display Art

If your child brings home lots of artwork from school, try displaying it with copper wire. Just hang some wire in a corner of a room and attach the artwork with clips. You can then swap out the artwork periodically.

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Pencil Holder

Use copper wire to make a pencil holder to keep small items in one place. It’s one of the easier things made of copper you can make.

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Jewelry Organizer

Check out one of the more creative wire projects with this idea. Turn copper wire into a jewelry organizer. This copper wire tree design offers space on branches to hang earrings, necklaces and pendants.

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Rachel Brougham
Rachel Brougham lived through a major home renovation in 2019, knows the ups and downs of home improvement, and loves sharing tips with readers. A veteran journalist of both print and television, she’s won several awards for her writing and has covered everything from the environment and education to health care, politics and food. She’s written for several publications beyond newspapers including Bob Vila, Taste of Home and Minnesota Parent, and she currently writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column. Her memoir, Widowland, about the sudden loss of her husband, was published in 2022. She specializes in everything from home decor and design to lawn and garden, product reviews and pet care. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her tending to her garden (both vegetables and native plants), playing with her dog, watching sports with her family or getting some exercise. A native of Michigan, she currently lives in Minneapolis. An avid user of Instagram, you can follow her @RachBrougham.