PVC Pipe Clock
Here’s a fun project that would make a perfect parent-child activity for a rainy afternoon. Use a 45-degree PVC elbow for a four-inch inside diameter (ID) pipe. The clock shown here actually has two faces, so you can keep track of another time zone as well as your own. Get the full tutorial here.
PVC Kids' Table
This simple kids’ table uses five short lengths of PVC pipe for the table legs and a stool support. Making one table leg slightly taller creates a handy pen and pencil holder. Either look for pipe in a vibrant primary color like red, blue, or yellow, or spray-paint it. Add a tabletop and stool seat, and your little ones will have a new play station!
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It’s hard to believe that this pretty, delicate-looking pink butterfly lamp is made from a piece of PVC pipe. Once the pattern has been punched and cut from the pipe, the lamp's ready to be wired for electricity. This is a lovely addition to a girl’s room.
Another ingenious use for PVC pipe is as a hose caddy. Instead of spending your money on an expensive hose storage rack, assemble your own with a few cheap pieces from the hardware store. Add a couple of wheels to make it portable, and you’re ready to water your lawn.
Forget the white picket fence—a white PVC fence is much cooler. This playful design uses various lengths and joints to create a pretty and airy, yet strong and earthquake-resistant, front fence. It is also a perfect trellis for climbing greenery.
Quick—can you spot the PVC pipe in this picture? Yep, it’s dressing up the entertainment unit, which is, in fact, an upcycled old bedroom dresser. In this project, small rounds of white PVC pipe are used for decoration instead of function to create a modern, highly detailed living room piece.
PVC Bird Feeder
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