If your room needs a divider or could use a little glamour, this simple but elegant Album Cover Room Divider will give a ho-hum space pizzazz. And who knew you could make something so stylish with just a trip to the hardware store and the thrift store? You don’t need to be a carpenter either. With just some copper pipe and wire and six sentimental old record albums you can create this fabulously hip hanging screen!
Materials To Make The Album Cover Room Divider
4 pieces copper plumbing pipe, 3½ feet long each (½-inch size)
4 pieces copper plumbing pipe, 1½ feet long each (½-inch size)
8 copper elbow joints (½-inch size)
2 pieces copper wire, 50 feet long each (14 gauge)
2 pieces copper wire, 1 foot long each (10 gauge)
2 pieces black chandelier chain, 6 feet long each
2 chandelier swag hooks
copper spray paint
household silicone glue
12 small binder clips
6 record album covers*
Directions To Make The Album Cover Room Divider
Step 1: Make a rectangular copper frame by connecting two 3½-foot lengths of pipe to two 1½-foot lengths using four elbow joints. Secure each connection with glue. Repeat to create the second frame.
Step 2: When the glue has set, wrap each frame with a 50-foot length of copper wire. Criss-cross with abandon in a random pattern.
Step 3: Spray paint binder clips copper. Attach two binder clips to the top of each record album cover. Attach three records across each panel by looping a 12-inch piece of fishing line through each binder clip. Knot ends around top of the frame and trim.
Step 4: Lay out the frames leaving a 3-inch gap in between. Connect the top frame to the bottom frame in two places by wrapping with two 1-foot lengths of 10 gauge copper wire. Hang from ceiling using loops of chandelier chain and swag hooks.
Cutting Edge Tip: To save time, have the pipe and wire cut at the hardware store. It’s usually free and will make this cool craft a cinch!
*We used six copies of the same album. You’d be surprised how many copies are out there!