Got a piece of PVC pipe lying around? Turn it into a stunning vase using no more than a saw, some spray paint, and your choice of flowers.
- at lease 1 length of PVC pipe
- a hand saw
- miter box (optional)
- spray paint
- other decorations (optional)
1. With the hand saw, cut the PVC pipe into segments at least 6 inches long. (You can use a miter box to help you make a straight, clean cut.)
2. Clean the segments if needed. Wash or brush any grit off of the surface, then wipe it down and dry with a clean cloth, or simply air-dry. Make sure that the surface is smooth and clean for the paint.
3. Prepare your work area. Choose a dry and well-ventilated space. Cover your work area with old newspapers, cardboard, or a clean sheet of plastic, a tarp, or taurpalin.
4. Ready your spray paint. You can use different colors if you so choose. You can also opt for an elegant look with metallic silver or gold. Shake the can of paint well before using, then spray over the pipes. Make sure to cover the entire surface area. Leave dry for 20 minutes, then spray a second coating if needed. Let dry overnight.
5. Optional -- prepare your choice of additional decorations, like beads and buttons that you can stick on the pipe using glue. You can also opt for decals or stencils. Go crazy with it -- use your imagination.
6. Finally, select an armload of flowers for your new set of DIY vases. Arrange them as you please into each tube. Use the flowers as the centerpiece at your new dinner party or keep them as eye-catching displays on a sidetable. They're versatile decorations either as a set or on their own.
Bonus: the pipes-turned-vases can also function as pencil- and pen-holders.