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.
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