It's WISE to DIY: Thrify Ideas for the Do-It-Yourselfer

Totally Gorgeous Result From PVC Pipes and Spray Paint

PVC pipe is a truly remarkable material to work with.  Although in our house, we have never gone beyond building forts covered in sheets (your kids will love having them around for that purpose, btw), but  there is a lot more you can do with this versatile and easy to use pipe.

Here is a wonderful idea for a piece that will make any blank wall pop!

All that is really needed are PVC pieces and a few odds and ends you can easily get at a hardware store.

Click through to see what she made…

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  1. Ker Webster says:

    We made twin beds for our 2 sons out of PVC. Since they are both into gaming we painted them green like the pipes in the Mario games. So far they have held up through jumping, running and general “boy use”. 😉

  2. Frieda says:

    This is an awesome idea, it would be a great conversations element and this would make a great housewarming gift already made or for the crafter to put together themselves.

  3. love to make different things that are not common

  4. Beth says:

    This is REALLY cool, but it would make more sense (and be more believable) if you put air ferns in the planter. These plants will only last a little while before they die.

  5. kathleen collett says:

    This would be great in a kids room as Mario brothers theam

  6. jdypat says:

    i would have liked to see the result… you messed up somehow..

  7. Maureen Baisden says:

    Unusual but rather cute

  8. Kat Dye says:

    IT would be nice to actually SEE the project so we Know what this is about, instead of your posts sending us to options to buy pages.

  9. Love it, but the pot size is very small. Plants need room to grow.

  10. Cute, but looks a little tedious for so little results!!

  11. Somebody needs to check out the price of PVC first. Each of those elbows are about $1.50 or more each, And she used 11 of them. The four ways ae even more, and PVC pipe is sold by the foot. DIY, but not cheap.

    • Cindy says:

      Not sure where you get those prices from but at Home Depot the 1/2″ PVC elbows are .28 cents each, the 1/2″ PVC crosses are $1.32 and 1/2″ PVC pipe 10′ long is $2.01.

  12. Diane Storey says:

    would be cool as an herb garden

  13. Very cool! I would love to try this!!

  14. flip@60 says:

    Nice! Might try this with much bigger PVC & fittings; then put small pots inside the elbows…maintain and/or change plants as needed.

    PVC elbows can be purchased in a bulk bag at most big box hardware stores (Home Depot/Lowe’s). That would keep the price down.

    This idea leads to other configurations that can do a lot more than hold plants!

  15. Kathy Bright says:

    A planter for your wall, where the plants are in copper-painted pipes.

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