Himmeli is a Nordic technique used to make Christmas decor from straw or brass tubing. Himmeli inspired mobiles, sculptures, hanging planters and wall art are all the rage lately… and it inspired Brittany Cramer of brittanyMakes to make a very cool DIY side table.
It’s her contribution to our series DIY Challenge: Pipe. We asked Brittany and several other fabulously talented crafters and bloggers to come up with ingenious DIY projects that use pipe as an ingredient. It could be just about any kind of pipe: galvanized pipe, PVC pipe or, as in this case, copper pipe.
Brittany’s DIY side table is amazing. It’s elegant. It’s cutting edge. And it’s something you can make yourself! Just follow our step-by-step tutorial.
If you ran a report of all the purchases I’ve ever made at The Home Depot, I guarantee you copper pipe would be at the top of the list. I LOVE thinking of creative copper pipe projects. Ironically, I never thought I had any business hanging around the plumbing aisle, but my dear copper pipe, you have my heart. You and I will make all the things!
I’ve made quite a few projects from copper pipe (you can check them out at my blog), so when The Home Depot asked if I would be interested in a little DIY Challenge involving pipe, I absolutely jumped on board! I had an idea rolling around in my head for a while, and this was the perfect opportunity to bring it to life: a himmeli-style DIY side table.
I referred to a favorite tutorial from The Design Confidential to make the base (which I also used as inspiration for the mobile in my son’s nursery).
Let’s get to it!