Let the reddish glow of copper add a warm, whimsical touch to your holiday decor. Build it quickly from copper pipe and fittings. Remove the Christmas decorations and use the deer all year as wall art.
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From a 3/4-inch copper pipe, cut one piece 6-3/4 inches long, two 6-1/2-inch pieces, eight 4-1/2-inch pieces, three 2-1/4-inch pieces, four 2-inch pieces and 14 1-1/4-inch pieces.
You can remove the lettering on the pipe using acetone or give it a soft brushed finish using extra-fine steel wool.
Using steel wool, slightly roughen the inside surfaces of each pipe fitting that will hold the end of a tube. Wipe the pipes and fittings clean.
Download the Copper Reindeer Assembly Guide and arrange the parts for the head and both antlers in separate groups on a flat work surface. Mix a small amount of epoxy at a time and glue together the shape of the head on a flat surface. Let dry.
Glue the pieces for one antler and use scrap blocks to raise the prongs for a three-dimensional look. Repeat for the other antler and let dry.
Glue the antlers to the head assembly and let dry.
To hang the finished decoration, drive two 2-inch finishing nails level with each other and 6 inches apart. Then hang the reindeer from the long top bar of the head.