ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Home Decorating with Do It Yourself Metal Accents

Updated on November 4, 2011

When it comes to decorating the home, some individuals find it more fulfilling to create decor on their own as apposed to purchasing items. Do it yourself metal accents for home decorating is a stylish alternative that allows an individual with minimal crafting skills to create large beautiful works of art. To create metal accents you will need a pair of pliers, a pair of metal cutters, and some scrap metal. Consider using thin metal wire to combine several small pieces on metal into one large decorative item.

If you have several strips of metal, you can easily create a coat hanger. Select around ten strips of metal ranging from two feet to five feet in length. Combine them into one simple pile, and wrap metal wire tightly around the collection at a one foot height from the bottom. Wrap another piece of wire around the collection at three feet high and four feet high. During the wrapping process, as you go higher you will realize that not all of the metal pieces are going to be wrapped. Bend the metal strips out at the points of wrapping to create several branches around the structure. the more you bend out the metal, the more the coat rack will take the appearance of a tree. Once all of the branches are bent out to your satisfaction, bend the base metal pieces out to create a tree stump to hold up the coat rack, stand it up and hang your coats and hats on each branch.

Candle holders are another simple metal decorative accent. Take a sheet of metal, around six inches wide and twelve inches tall, and cut several notches out of the sheet. These will add beautiful decorative details. Select a point at around three inches from the bottom, and cut out a bottom folding door. You will only need to cut the sides and the top, and gently fold down the metal door to create a shelf for the candle. You can hang this by inserting a nail into one of the decorative cut outs, or by taking metal wire and creating a string system for the candle holder.

If you have several circular metal bars, collect them all together and wrap metal wiring around the center. Bend all of the metal bars into funky shapes and designs, and hang it on the wall. For a more drastic effect, consider wrapping plant vines throughout the metal bars, and add a few flowers as well.

To make a metal bowl, select a thin sheet of metal in any size. The metal should be either square or rectangluar. Cut inward at the corners until you reach you desired debt, and gently fold up the sides of the metal to create a bowl like structure. If you prefer, you can cut little designs out of the walls of the bowls for more detail. You can choose to fold the cut corners over each other for a more traditional look, or bend the corners out and wrap them in metal wire for a decorative touch. Complete the project by adding fake fruits or shaped metal to the bowl. You may even choose to create a series of small bowls to place on the table if you prefer. This can be beautiful table top candle holders.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)