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 wire
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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 sculpture
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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 pendant
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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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copper wire dog figurines


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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copper wire bracelet


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 Art
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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 trellis
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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 art
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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 spent years working in newsrooms, for television and newspapers, and has won several awards for her writing. In 2015, she left her full-time job as a newspaper editor to focus on freelance writing and editing. She has been a Family Handyman contributor since 2017.
In 2019, Rachel lived through a major remodeling project on her home, and she uses that experience to inform her Family Handyman content. She's also an avid gardener (both native plants and vegetables), enjoys keeping up with decor trends and spends a lot of time traveling, cooking and hanging out with her family and their giant dog.