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5 Amazing PVC Craft Projects for Your Home

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If you’re looking for a crafting material that is cheap, durable and easy to work with, PVC pipe definitely fits the bill. From clever organizing solutions to stunning light displays, PVC can be used for so much more than plumbing. Here are just a few of the things you can create using basic PVC plumbing supplies from the hardware store.

PVC Shoe Organizer

PVC Shoe Storage

 

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If shoes are one of your organizational nemeses, PVC pipe can help. Armed with a large piece of 6” pipe, some paint, glue and wallpaper or contact paper, you can create a stylish shoe organizer that looks like real logs. For the full tutorial, click here.

Washi Tape/Ribbon Organizer

Washi Organization

 

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Are washi tape and spools of ribbon taking over your craft room? Don’t fret; there’s a perfect PVC project for you! All you need to create this functional and stylish display is half-inch PVC pipe, scrap wood and hooks. Cut your PVC into approximately 12” sections, and drill holes in your scrap wood. Insert hooks into the holes, then place the pipe in the hooks. Easy peasy! For additional details, visit this blog.

Chalkboard Wine Rack

DIY Wine Rack

 

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This chalkboard wine rack is perfect for small spaces. PVC pipes that are large enough in diameter to hold wine bottles are simply sandwiched between two boards. The front board is coated in chalkboard paint, making it functional for grocery lists and doodles. The back board is attached to your wall to provide stability. Not a wine drinker? No problem! This project can easily be modified for soda bottles. Check it out here.

Contemporary Lights

PVC Floor Lamp

 

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Who says contemporary light fixtures need to be expensive? With some PVC pipe, a cutting tool and lamp parts, you can create stunning lamps at a fraction of the cost. Using a jigsaw or Dremel, cut your desired design in your PVC pipe. Sand for a smooth finish, and add lamp parts for a glowing display. You could also use a flameless candle or even a string of lights for a fast and easy lighting solution. For more information, click here or here.

Tool Storage

DIY Tool Storage

 

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If you have small tools laying around and scrap pieces of 1.5”. 2” or 3” PVC plumbing pipe, this project allows you to quickly and easily clean up your garage. Saw off short pieces of PVC pipe with a 45-degree angle on one end. Screw each pipe onto a piece of scrap wood, then mount to a wall or pegboard. The PVC pipes provide storage for zip ties, paintbrushes, pencils and the other small paraphernalia that clutters up workbenches. Click here for more information on this project.

You might not think of heading to the plumbing section when you’re planning a craft project, but PVC pipe is actually an extremely versatile material. The projects listed above are just a few of the many things you can make using the same type of pipe that probably makes up a substantial part of your home’s plumbing system. The next time you’re in need of some crafting inspiration, think outside of the box, and check out the plumbing section at your local hardware store.

 

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