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I know what you’re thinking: “How could you possibly make plumbing materials into something lovely?” Well, I’m here to tell you it’s possible. Although PVC pipe may seem like a strange choice of crafting material, it fits key criteria for avid MacGyvers — it’s lightweight, easy to work with and relatively cheap.  Whether you’re looking to make inexpensive decor updates or searching for a new summer activity for your mini MacGyvers, we’ve got you covered.

DIY PVC Pipe Vases

These PVC vases seem so simple to create, yet they would add an instant punch of pizzazz to any room. Pick up some vibrant spray paint and get to crafting, MacGyvers!

PVC Pipe Camping Stools

These mini camping stools are so adorable, and Elizabeth from Simple Simon & Company swears they’re incredibly easy to make. The best part? They can be made for $6 each.

Upcycled Dresser Using PVC Pipe

This furniture makeover blew my mind — who would’ve thought a few PVC pipes could make a dresser look so fantastic? Mandi from Vintage Revivals is a true MacGyver, my friends. Check out her blog for all the DIY details.

DIY PVC Pipe Sprinkler

Create endless hours of summer fun for your mini MacGyvers with this Deluxe Kid Wash. You might even find yourself splashing around with your kiddos — I know I would be!

DIY PVC Pipe Cabana

Summertime is a wonderful time to entertain outdoors — that is, if you have somewhere to sit. Create your own inexpensive cabana using PVC pipe, spray paint and curtains.

Pipe up — which PVC craft is your favorite? And what household item would you like to see upcycled in this column? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!

11 Responses

  1. RSS says:

    Love the Delux Kid Wash! So cute.

  2. Lorraine says:

    I loved the cabana. The mind was already at work figuring out where it was going to fit in the backyard. My granddaughter is always trying to get out of her wet suit before coming through the house and this will be a great solution!

    Do you have any ideas for mason jars?

  3. Val says:

    not relevant here

  4. Noor Khalsa says:

    Actually, you need special paint for PVC. Krylon makes one for plastic that will work.

  5. Chris says:

    Here's a good way to attach PVC pipe to a wall or flat surface that I've been working. Now I use PVC pipe for all my towel racks, tp holders, coat racks, etc. Lots of fun and practical projects when it can be mounted on a wall: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/940232727/the

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  7. Mike W says:

    Imagine what you could design and make with PVC Pipe if only you could easily bend it. That is what inspired the late Vic Johnson to invent the PVC Bendit. He wanted to make self watering misting systems and plant hangers for his garden. We can only imagine what others might make from PVC Pipe using a PVC Bendit. See the gallery or videos on the website pvcbendit.com

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  10. Allie @ HGTV says:

    Thanks, Lorraine. It sounds like your backyard is the perfect place for it — I'm sure your granddaughter will love it!

    Here are some posts we've done about mason jars: http://blog.hgtv.com/design/2013/05/17/your-weekehttp://blog.hgtv.com/design/2011/04/29/daily-delihttp://blog.hgtv.com/design/2012/05/30/daily-delihttp://blog.hgtv.com/design/2013/02/11/designer-m

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