30 Minutes or Less / DIY

Because you can’t holiday without copper: DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornaments

12.21.17

You all had to know it was coming — a copper DIY!

I couldn’t have ended 2017 without just one more.

Whip up these DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornaments in just ten minutes for a little boho bling on your tree. Whip up these DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornaments in just ten minutes for a little boho bling on your tree.

These DIY copper wire hoop ornaments are even faster than yesterday’s craft — you can make one in just ten minutes. You’ve got a spare ten minutes between now and Monday, right? Well maybe just, we’ve definitely hit Ludicrous Speed in terms of end-of-the-year craziness.

Anyways, if you’ve got some copper wire, a glue gun, and some cord or string, you can craft this ornament in no time flat. You know you need just a little more decoration for your tree. Doooo it, doooo it!

Yes I am a craft enabler, that’s my official job title.

DIY COPPER WIRE HOOP ORNAMENTS

SKILL LEVEL: The easiest.

TIME: 10 minutes per ornament.

WHAT YOU NEED:

+ copper wire in whatever thickness you choose

+ waxed cotton cord

+ hot glue gun and glue sticks

+ wire cutters or strong scissors

WHAT YOU DO:

STEP 1: Cut a piece of wire about 12″ long.

DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornament @idlehandsawake

Tip: It’s helpful to use wire that’s still coiled (not unwrapped or kinked) for this project so you can make a nice even circle.

Shape the wire into concentric circles, with the two ends of the wire at the top.

Add a strip of glue to the top of the circle to secure the ends in place. Try to smooth out the glue so it’s flat (not a big bubble/lump).

STEP 2: While the glue cools, cut a piece of cord 14″ long.

DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornament @idlehandsawake

STEP 3: Now you are going to cover the glue by wrapping it in cord. To do this, make a gathering knot by forming a loop with the cord. You should have long tails on both ends.

I have a really hard time photographing this knot, so check out this diagram for how it should look!

DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornament @idlehandsawake

STEP 4: Pull the top piece of cord over and around the loop and the wire. Keep wrapping it tightly until all of the glue and the ends of the wire are covered. Leave the end of the loop exposed.

DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornament @idlehandsawake

If this makes you feel like you have sausage fingers, you can use a clothespin to clip the cord and help you hold it in place!

STEP 5: Thread the lower tail of cord through the loop, and then pull on both tails in opposite directions to draw the loop into the wrap so it is completely hidden.

DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornament @idlehandsawake DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornament @idlehandsawake

STEP 6: Trim the tails if you need to, then knot them together. And you’re done!

DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornament @idlehandsawake

Add a little boho bling to your holiday decor with these easy DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornaments that take just ten minutes to make! Add a little boho bling to your holiday decor with these easy DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornaments that take just ten minutes to make!

Three holiday crafts in three days, I am officially ready to hibernate until April.

Add a little boho bling to your holiday decor with these easy DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornaments that take just ten minutes to make! Add a little boho bling to your holiday decor with these easy DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornaments that take just ten minutes to make! Add a little boho bling to your holiday decor with these easy DIY Copper Wire Hoop Ornaments that take just ten minutes to make!

Do you like making crafts for the holidays? I have to admit, they’ve become my favorite…

Oh and…Merry Everything! xoxo

Author: Marlene @ Idle Hands Awake

Maker, baker, cat momma, total nerd, perpetually covered in glitter/sawdust/paint. Blogging DIY and design for modern creatives.

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