The holidays are here! Are you feeling anxious about presents? Unsure what to get that one loved one? If so, don’t panic!
Sure, you can purchase ordinary gift. But why not make something instead? Because everybody likes a heartfelt, unique, and handmade gift. And working with metal is a great way to get your hands dirty, express your ingenuity, and craft a gift that lasts a lifetime!
Because copper is the perfect choice for a gift that balances rustic charm with contemporary flair. But that’s not all.
It has been one of the most popular decorative metals in history for a reason. It is ductile, malleable, workable, and has a warm aesthetic appearance. Also, copper easy to braze or solder. Additionally, is corrosion resistant and thermally/electrically conductive.
Furthermore, copper can be polished regularly to keep its rosy gold color. Or if it is allowed to oxidize it develops a patina of a burnt brown highlighted with turquoise hues. There are many techniques for finishing copper. Because of this and its other properties, it is extremely adaptable to fit any look you want!
Its versatility makes this metal sought after by artists, jewelers, architects, and interior designers alike. Copper’s distinctive and sophisticated look will please even the pickiest of gift receivers and its resistance to tarnishing will keep your gifts beautiful for a long time.
DIY Copper Gift Plans and Inspirations
We’ve rounded up a variety of DIY plans and inspirations to help you come up with a unique Copper gift!
Projects can range from all levels of expertise and from large to small. So whether you’re a beginner in metal working or a pro, rushing to get something done, or wanting to take on a large project, there’s a gift idea out there for you!
- Wind Chimes – You can really use any metal for these, but Copper gives a great sounds and aesthetic.
- Cuff Bracelet/Bangle – Again, any metal will work for this, but Copper and Brass are the fan favorites.
- Brass Coaster – Brass, Copper, and Stainless Steel are the most popular choices for this.
- Copper Leaf Wreath – Designed with Fall in mind, this is easy to rework for a stunning year-round decoration!
- Fifteen Puzzle – Get retro with this one!
Would you like to know more?
Does your Copper gift require some welding?
If so, good news! Because we’ve got an article about that. Also, we have posts on a wide range of other copper topics!