A couple years ago I started looking for crafty things to do with the scrap wire from projects around my house. This is one of the cooler things I came up with. A decorative copper lantern for flower gardens or whatever. Takes a couple hours and basic tools to fabricate.
Step 1: Materials
14 or 12 gauge scrap wire from electrical projects around the house
some copper sheet (don't know gauge, just had some sheets laying around the basement so I used it)
various pliers/strippers/wire cutters