Copper Candelabra

MATERIALS

  • 5/8-inch x 10-foot copper coil
  • 10 1/2-inch copper bell hangers
  • 10 1-inch nails
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1/2 cup of vinegar
  • Beeswax candles
  • Steel wool
  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Spray bottle

DIRECTIONS

  1. Stretch and bend a 10-foot copper coil to about 2 ½ feet tall. Make sure you round the base out widely so your creation is steady.

  2. Insert 1-inch nails into your copper bell hangers and affix them tightly to your copper coil.

  3. Insert your taper candles and adjust the coil so that the candles stand relatively upright.

  4. Leave it outdoors and watch as the surface changes.

  5. Speed up the patina process by pouring a mixture of ½ cup vinegar with 2 teaspoons of salt into a spray bottle. After distressing the surface with steel wool, coat the copper with this mixture, but make sure to move your candelabra away from any live plants when spraying; this mixture will kill the plants.