Cop­per pipe frames

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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.

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