Copper pipe frames
Create an industrial-style gallery display with this on-trend DIY design idea
Takes 2hrs skill level
2 x 15mm copper tube, £5.84, B&Q ruler 15mm copper pipe cutter, £10, B&Q 4 x 15mm copper elbows, £1.54 for two, B&Q thin paintbrush
Gorilla Glue 15mm copper pipe clip, £2.87 for 10, B&Q
Divide the copper pipe into two lengths 1cm longer and two lengths 1cm wider than the print to be framed. Cut these using the pipe cutter. Take one copper elbow and dab a little water inside with a fine paintbrush (do not wet the outer pipe as it will mark). Squeeze a generous amount of Gorilla Glue inside the elbow and push one long piece of pipe into one end and a short piece into the other. Repeat until you have attached all four pieces of piping into four elbows. Leave to dry and make sure the joints are totally secure. Use Gorilla Glue (and water) to fix your pipe clip into place along the top edge to act as a hook. Hold or clamp in place and leave to dry. Fix photos to wall with Blu Tack and hang the frame over the top.