How to DIY a space-saving Christmas tree with copper pipe & pallet wood

If you haven’t got a Christmas tree or simply can’t fit one into your home, this DIY copper-pipe tree is a great slimline option. You can make it yourself using offcuts from your plumbing project, a broom handle and a piece of pallet wood, so it’s practically free!

When we renovated our bathroom last year, a lot of old copper pipe was removed. Instead of scrapping it, we kept hold of the pieces, thinking that we would be able to use them in a future project. And finally, the time has come to put those old copper pipes to good use!

The pipes were covered in splatters of paint and had tarnished over the years. I gave them a quick rub-down with some fine sandpaper and the copper came up clean and looked almost as good as new. I used a pipe-cutter to cut them down to create various lengths for the tree “branches”.

I’ve shared a 3 minute video of the step-by-step process on my YouTube channel so that you can see how to construct this tree for yourself. The project itself shouldn’t take much longer than half an hour to complete and then you can decorate it with a garland, baubles or fairy lights.


By the way, if you want to know how we DIY’d this rustic coffee table, I’ve shared this project on my blog too! Here’s the link: How to upcycle a drawer to create a coffee table. Let me know if you try out the Christmas tree project for yourself and I’d love to see photos of your own DIY tree so tag me in your photos on Instagram @Cassiefairy.



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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

2 thoughts on “How to DIY a space-saving Christmas tree with copper pipe & pallet wood

  1. Love alternative Christmas trees and this one is fabulous. I’m sure it would have looked just as lovely with the paint splashes and varnish

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