DIY Copper Heart Garland

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This Valentine’s Day garland is one of the simplest crafts I’ve ever done. I love a good decoration that fills up a big space in a little amount of time. All you need is one of these handy heart punchers. It should be easy to find at your local craft store. I mixed copper sheets with some hand-painted card stock, punched a bunch of hearts out, and interlocked them with ease. Then set I up a little area of the room to create a quick and easy backdrop.

DIY Hammered Copper Notes

Looking for a sweet way to let a loved one know how you feel about them? Why not express yourself in a true crafty gal’s way–through hammered copper? You’ll need a picture frame, copper sheets, scissors, die punch letters, steel bench block, and a mallet.

  • First, cut out a piece of copper to fit into your picture frame.
  • Then carefully punch each letter into the copper. (You can use a piece of masking tape as a guide to maintain straight lines of text if you wish.)
  • Frame it and you’re done!

Your love note could say anything really. Just think of all the possibilities. Transcribe your wedding vows or an inside joke. If you have a crafty Valentine that you’d like to share, email craftedincarhartt(at)carhartt.com.

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DIY Copper Cone Planter

There is something playful, yet sophisticated about this copper cone planter. Crafting with metal is a new experience for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is an empowering feeling when you use a mallet to form and mold. It takes a bit of sweat and elbow grease, but I like to think that kind of creative activity is good for the soul.

Constructing this succulent home was a blast, but it was a bit messy too. I made sure to wear the right work gear and freshen things up with Tide® Simply Clean and Fresh Laundry Detergent once I finished the project.

what you need: a copper sheet, copper wire, metal scissors, wire cutters, a hammer or mallet, potting dirt, rocks, a plant, and a plant mat
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Freshen your work clothes with Tide® Simply Clean and Fresh Laundry Detergent.

DIY Pipe Planter

This pipe planter is one of the most fun crafts I’ve done in a while. It combines reclaimed materials and pipe pieces in a clever, simple way. I found these trapezoid panels of wood at a lumber salvage and knew I could up-cycle them with ease. Using re-purposed materials always makes me happy. You get to save money and do something good for the environment at the same time.

This project can be done with almost any shape of wood though. Just try to keep it light if your plan is to hang it on the wall once completed. Be creative and think outside of the box.

Planting can get a bit messy. I always make sure to wear the right work gear and freshen things up with Tide® Simply Clean and Fresh Laundry Detergent when I’m through.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carharttwhat you need: a piece of reclaimed lumber, a drill, 10 screws, 2 pipe elbows, 2 floor flanges, a copper sheet, metal scissors, potting soil, rocks, and two plants

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in CarharttScrew the floor flanges into the scrap wood. Space them out evenly. Penciling a guide before using the drill will help.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

The spacing depends on the shape and size of the reclaimed lumber you use.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

Cut a strip of copper about a foot long and as wide as your lumber.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in CarharttScrew the copper strip to the top of the lumber on either side. You’ll use it to hang the planter from the wall later. Make sure it’s secure.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in CarharttScrew the pipe elbows into the floor flanges.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt
Pour dirt into the elbows. Leave about an inch of space for your plant.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

Plant the succulent and add a layer of rocks to secure it in the soil.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

Mount on the wall and water.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

Freshen your work clothes with Tide® Simply Clean and Fresh Laundry Detergent.

DIY Pipe Planter / Crafted in Carhartt

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DIY: WIRE WORDS

Crafted in Carhartt DIY: wire words

Crafted in Carhartt DIY: wire words

Crafted in Carhartt DIY: wire words

Crafted in Carhartt DIY: wire words

Crafted in Carhartt DIY: wire words

Crafted in Carhartt DIY: wire words

Crafted in Carhartt DIY: wire words

Crafted in Carhartt DIY: wire words

Crafted in Carhartt DIY: wire words

Valentine’s Day can be a very divisive topic. You love it or you hate it. It does feel like a very commercial holiday that pointlessly makes us buy tons of things covered in little pink and red hearts and end the night with a self-indulgent candy binge. I’ve never been a fan of store bought cards or heart-shaped chocolate boxes. But boy do I love a good old fashioned handcrafted sentiment. That’s why these wire words are the perfect craft for this time of year. Give them as a gift or simply use them in your own home as decoration. This year, make something from the heart to remind those you hold dear how much they mean to you. Go ahead, state the obvious.

“The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say- because they were too obvious.” -Andre Gide

take a look at my crafting outfit: Script Logo Tee, 1889 Double Front Dungaree, & Sandstone Berkley Jacket