I have been looking forward to showing you this copper-pipe yard display idea. My neighbor’s creativity impressed me — her’s look great — all that is missing is GLASS!
Not sure why I chose a fish to demonstrate with, but I like the colorful transparents surrounded by aqua blue. It reminds me of those bright windsocks and flags that were so popular a few seasons back.
I drilled my fish to accommodate some thin copper wire to hang it with. Before making it a permanent fixture I think I’ll add something to help stabilize it within the frame, to keep it from swinging too much in the wind. Probably another wire attachment between the tail and the mid-section crossbar.
|Copper Framing Closeup|
The fish would also look great with a white base instead of clear. I chose clear because I originally imagined it spinning in the breeze, and didn't want it looking altogether different on each side. The white base would provide more reflection and color contrast when seen from a distance.
I hope you are as jazzed about the copper-pipe concept as I was. If you pause the video and look closely at the other examples I've included (my neighbor’s stuff and those from Natalia Philips) it’s easy to see how they are constructed. Besides “Tees” and “elbows” there's also a “45 degree elbow” used in the “roof” section of the outdoor tower-like structure.
I hope you have fun with this and all in all, a fantastic spring-to-come!