How to make a party welcome sign

This easy-to-make D.I.Y. copper frame, hung with a lightweight sign, is a great way to welcome guests to your event and add a bit of bling to the festivities.

Bunnings magazine, September 2020

Tools and materials:

1.5m x 19.05mm copper pipes x 4

20mm copper 90 degree elbows x 4

20mm copper capillary end caps x 2

20mm copper capillary tees x 2

Lightweight sign and hanging wire

Safety equipment

Tape measure and felt-tip pen

Tent pegs

Tube cutter (we used the Irwin enclosed feed tube cutter) 

1. Make the top and base rails

Keep two full-length pipes aside for the uprights. Use a tube cutter to cut one pipe in half to make the top and base rails.

2. Cut the base supports

To complete the base, cut the other pipe into two 250mm front supports and two 350mm back supports.

copper tubing on the bottom of the party welcome sign

3. Assemble stand

Use elbows to connect the top rail to the uprights. At the bottom of the uprights, use tees to connect back supports, then add elbows to join them with the base rail.

4. Join supports and secure frame

Attach front supports to the tees and add caps to the ends. Position the stand with tent pegs around the base to keep it secure, then hang the sign with wire.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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