Recently I’ve been obsessed with copper decor bits and bobs thanks to Pinterest as per usual. However copper items are quite hard to come across and whenever I do find them they’re ridiculously over priced, so I took matters into my own hands and decided to see if I could make my own DIY copper pieces for my room.

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All I did was pick up some copper spray paint from B&Q for around €10 (Please note: you must be over 21 to purchase/use spray paints). The colour of the spray paint is meant to be the same colour as the lid, which was very metallic and shiny which was perfect. I picked up these 3 bits to spray paint which I thought would be cute and quirky accessories for my room. I was absolutely thrilled with the outcome of the pieces and also saved a lot of money doing it myself.

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Although I must admit I looked a bit like a mad scientist doing it as you have to be very careful when using spray paints. I picked up some dust masks to cover my mouth and nose so I wouldn’t inhale any of the fumes, and I also wore gloves and an old jacket. After the first layer you leave it to dry for 30 minutes and then apply a second coat. Then you leave them for 24 hours to completely dry. And voila! You have your very own custom copper décor. Bear in mind this is just an idea you can use with any colour my choice was just copper. I just scattered the pieces around my room, and I also popped my rose-gold Zoeva brushes into the jar as they just look so beautiful together. Be safe if trying this out and happy DIYing.


  1. February 4, 2015 / 10:10 am

    Hey! Where did you buy the big ‘A’ from? Thanks x

    • Alana
      February 4, 2015 / 10:16 am

      Hey! I got it in a shop called inspiring ideas for just €6! x

      • February 13, 2015 / 11:09 am

        Thanks for your reply. I guess you are from Ireland? I’m in London so not too sure they have it here but will be on the look out for something similar 🙂

        • Alana
          February 15, 2015 / 3:24 pm

          Yeah I’m from Dublin it must be an Irish brand really sorry! They’re quite common in most craft stores 🙂 hope you find one! x

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