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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!

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  1. 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

  2. Val says:

    not relevant here

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