50 Creative DIY PVC Projects Anyone Can Make
PVC pipe is among the most common synthetic plastic polymers. It is one of those ordinary construction materials that are easy to work with and also readily available.
If you have some PVC pipes in the garage or workshop, they can be the perfect material for DIY projects, and there are countless things you can use them to build at home.
Whether you want something decorative or functional for your house, there is always a PVC project that you can build quickly and inexpensively.
In this piece, we have gathered 50 DIY PVC pipe projects that will help you build something functional and useful and do it without spending a lot of cash.
1. DIY PVC Pipe Book Storage
If you have been getting a hard time organizing books in your kid's room, this project is for you. With a 10-foot long PVC pipe and a few other things like crosses and end caps, you can make a simple book storage.
There is nothing much to do to implement this project besides joining your pipe pieces and painting them to make the book storage more attractive.
This tutorial not only provides a material list for the DIY PVC project but there is also some pictures and detailed text instructions.
2. Simple PVC Pipe Craft Paint Storage
Organizing craft paints can be quite hectic, and this is more so if you have a lot of them. However, with some PVC pipe, a little creativity and a few hours to spare you can make some handy craft paint storages.
This PVC DIY project uses 4-inch pipe couplings, and so you will not even need to cut pipes. And apart from the coupling, you will only need some glue and tape or paper for decorating.
Since this is a straightforward PVC pipe project, the pictures and brief text instruction on the article should offer enough information and inspiration.
3. 3-In-1 PVC Patio Table Centerpiece
A patio table without a centerpiece can look a little boring, but you do not have to invest a lot of cash on one because it is still possible to build it with PVC pipe.
This Pretty Handy Girl PVC pipe project tutorial provides some pictures and step by step instruction for making a simple centerpiece that can work as vase, planter or utensil holder.
The article provides a list of everything that you need which includes PVC pipes and couplings, sandpaper and PVC primer and cement. And so this should be an inexpensive and quick PVC project to implement.
4. Fun and Easy DIY PVC Bracelet
Here is super fun and easy DIY PVC project for someone that likes wearing or making bracelets and bangles.
This project uses 2 and 3-inch diameter PVC pipes, and besides the piping you will also need a miter saw, a sander and some paint to decorate the bracelets.
The chances are that you already have the PVC pipes and most of the other things and so this should be an inexpensive project for you.
5. Simple PVC Pipe Ball Pit
A ball pit provides a fun place for kids to spend their free time and it can work for both indoors and outdoors. Although buying one can be a little pricey it is possible to make the frame from PVC pipes so that you will only have to buy the balls.
This article provides pictures and some text description to help you make a 4x4x2-foot pit from PVC, and it is a simple project that should only take a few hours to complete.
Even if you have to buy the PVC pipes, this is still an inexpensive project because you do not need a lot of piping.
6. DIY PVC Pipe Toddler Chair
Here is another cool PVC project that you can build for your kids. It entails making a toddler chair using a PVC pipe frame and fabric.
The pictures on this tutorial should be enough to give you some idea of what to do and so the absence of text instructions should not discourage you from making the toddler chair.
Since you only need to join a few PVC pipe pieces and measure and sew the fabric, this should also be a quick DIY project to implement.
7. Homemade PVC Pipe Sling Shot
Every kid loves slingshots, and so you can be sure that your kids will love these PVC pipe ones and they will be a perfect summer gift.
Each of these slingshots will cost just $3 to make, and you can finish it in a couple of hours or even less because there is nothing much to do.
With your pipes, elbow and T-joints and some rubber bands you only need to follow the simple text instructions in the tutorial to make the slingshots.
8. Colorful DIY PVC Pipe Laptop Stand
If you use the laptop all day or for many hours nonstop, it will be vital always to have the right posture.
But, before you invest a fortune on a laptop stand you should try making a cool one like this from PVC pipe.
The picture tutorial by Mashable will take you through all the steps of the build, and there is also a photo of everything you need and the dimensions. But the most important materials are the PVC pipes and elbow and plugs.
9. Simple DIY PVC Pipe Goal Posts
A football-themed party table will always be a perfect idea when you are hosting people that love the sport. And this DIY PVC pipe project will help you enhance the theme.
For this PVC project, you will need one 3/4-inch and 10-foot long pipe, 4 each of the tee and elbow PVC connectors and some spray paint.
The tutorial provides a list of everything you need, and there is also some easy to follow directions with pictures.
10. DIY 7x10 PVC Pipe Outdoor Lounge
An outdoor lounge provides a comfortable place to relax in the summer and any other season when the weather allows it. And you do not always need to spend a lot of cash or time making one because this inexpensive and quick PVC one still works fine.
The 7x10-foot lounge uses eight 10-foot PVC pipes, and the tutorial also provides a list of the other materials that include pipe fittings and spray paint and the tools list.
There is some detailed step by step instructions for making the lounge from scratch and some pictures for every stage. And so despite the large size of the project, it will still be easy to implement.
11. Under $50 PVC Pipe Shoe Organizer
One of the features or elements that I love most about PVC projects is that most of the time there is little that you need to do. And this shoe organizer proves this.
This project will only require you to cut and sand the PVC pipes before covering them with wallpaper to make them look like logs and finishing by gluing the pieces together.
There are some pictures to give you some clue on what to do and some useful text explanations to make this an easy project to implement.
12. DIY PVC Bike Rack
The ideas are almost endless when it comes to things to build with PVC pipe. For those that have lots of bikes in the garage this PVC pipe project will help you organize them.
You will need a couple of 13-foot long PVC pipes, T and insert connectors and a few other pieces of PVC pipe. But, there is a list of everything that you need in the article.
For this DIY PVC project, there is also nothing much to do, but the article still describes the construction in detail and provides some pictures.
13. 1/2-Inch PVC Pipe Marshmallow Shooter
Marshmallow shooters provide a fun weekend activity for your kids, and they are an excellent addition to their games to keep them busy for many Hours.
If you are not ready to spend a significant amount of cash on these shooters, this DIY PVC pipe idea will give you some inspiration on how to build them for less.
All you will need for the project are some 1/2-inch PVC pipes, connectors, and some spray paint to enhance the look.
14. 30-Inch Wide PVC Sunburst Mirror
A couple of 8-foot long PVC pipes and some PVC glue is all it takes to build this Sunburst mirror and so this should be a quick and inexpensive project.
Most of the work will go into cutting the pieces to form the 1-inch thick slices, and the tutorial provides some recommendation on what you can use for this.
Arranging and gluing the PVC pieces depends on the layout or design that you want to create.
15. 1-Hour DIY Water Blasters
Once you gather all the materials that you will need for this project, it is possible to join and assemble all the parts in under 1-hour.
This PVC pipe project should also not be expensive because most of the materials are cheap and you can get them in your local hardware.
The tutorial by Sara from Mom Endeavors provides a list of everything that you want and simple step by step instructions for making and assembling all the sections of the water blaster.
16. Easy-to-Build DIY Kiddie Car Wash
Kids love playing with water, and this is more so in the hot summer days. And there is no better way to enjoy it than with a unique and fun kiddie car wash.
This project uses PVC pipe for most of the sections, and the tutorial provides a list of all the pieces that you will need and their sizes.
There are lots of pictures on the tutorial and text instructions. And despite the large size of the structure it should only take one weekend to complete.
17. The PVC Pipe Camera Mount
You do not need to spend a fortune on a tripod for your camera because you can make a functional and inexpensive on from PVC pipe.
With a few pieces of piping, connectors, a couple of plugs and a bolt to hold your camera you can make this DIY PVC pipe camera mount.
This tutorial provides the PVC pipe sizes that you need and some pictures and text instructions to help make this camera mount easy-to-build.
18. $12 PVC Pipe Photo Vases
This PVC pipe project provides a perfect mother's day gift that will help you break the monotony of the traditional ones.
The project is about making some simple photo vases from PVC pipes on a wood base. And besides, from the PVC pipe and glue, you will also need outdoor mod podge.
Any experienced DIYer should not have problems implementing this project because the tutorial provides some easy to follow instructions and pictures.
19. DIY PVC Pipe Playhouse
A playhouse is one of the things that every child dreams of owning and although they can be quite expensive you can make their dreams come true with an inexpensive DIY one like this.
This Dukes and Duchesses tutorial provides some instructions on how to make an inexpensive PVC Pipe playhouse.
And for this project, you will need 1/2-inch PVC pipe and the fittings and some fabric. You will also need some glue and a glue gun, and the tutorial provides the complete materials list and detailed instructions with pictures.
20. Quick DIY PVC Pipe Fall Wall
Water walls are a fun summer activity, but when the temperatures get cold outside, a fall wall that does not involve the use of water like this one will be a great idea.
This PVC pipe project uses some joints and pipe connectors, but you will also need suction cups. And you will not need to do much apart from arranging the fittings.
The pictures on the articles and text should give you enough ideas on how to make this fall wall.
21. Homemade PVC Pipe Photography Backdrop Stand
This simple and cheap DIY PVC project will also be perfect for someone that is into photography, but it will also work for anyone that likes taking the occasional photos with an excellent backdrop.
The 5-foot long stand is easy to assemble and take apart, and you will also not need a lot of PVC pipe to make it.
This article explains all the PVC pieces that you need and their sizes, and there are also some directions for the assembly.
22. Easiest PVC Pipe Birdbath
You will hardly find any other birdbath project that is easier and cheaper to build than this one. All you need is to stick a piece of PVC piping to a tray and paint a monogram.
Although you do not even need instructions to build this birdbath the articles still describe everything in detail and provides some pictures to make it easy to understand.
This project should only take a few minutes to implement, and you might not even need to buy anything.
23. Super-Simple PVC Pipe Desk Organizer
If you find it challenging to organize your desk and things are always all over the place this PVC pipe organizer can be handy.
You can make the desk organizer for less than $10, and the best part about it is that you can have it in any color that you want.
There is a list of materials on the Design By Studio C project, but besides the PVC pipe, you will need cardboard, liquid nails, and some spray paint.
24. Modern Spring PVC Pipe Centerpiece
This PVC home project will cost under $10 to implement, but it will still be a perfect DIY centerpiece for spring.
All it takes is a couple of 2-foot long PVC pipes, a handheld saw and some gold spray paint to spice up the centerpiece.
Despite thing being a straightforward project, there are pictures of all the stages of the build and text instructions that explain what you need to do.
25. The DIY Washi Tape Holders
Washi tape is always handy for decorating your crafts, but in most cases, you will need lots of it and in different designs. This DIY PVC project will help you make a simple holder for keeping all your tapes in one place.
You will need a small piece of scrap wood, a few PVC pipes, some hooks and rubber bands. The actual construction of the washi tape holder should be self-explanatory from the pictures.
This project is inexpensive to implement, and it should only take a few minutes to do it.
26. Clever Homemade Chalkboard Wine Rack
Multifunctional DIY items are always the best as you get to make something that will serve you in more than one way. There are many multi-purpose things you can build with PVC pipe, but this is one of the most creative ones.
The DIY chalkboard wine rack combines some drainage PVC pipes with a fiberboard case to create a simple wine rack that will also double up as a chalkboard for writing things.
Although there is no tutorial for the construction, the picture and project description will give you enough inspiration.
27. Under $60 Luxury PVC Pipe Shower
We all would love to have a luxurious shower to offer that relaxing start to the day before stepping out. But remodeling the shower can cost thousands of dollars.
This DIY PVC project is for someone that wants to add some luxury to their shower for under $60 and without doing much.
All it takes is some paint, six shower heads, and paint. And the Instructables tutorial provides some easy to follow 7-step instructions for the project and lots of pictures.
28. Homemade PVC Pipe Dremel Press Drill
Tools are always at the heart of any project, and as a DIYer, you will want to have the best without having to spend a fortune. This Instructables project helps you build an inexpensive Dremel press drill from PVC piping.
You can get all the materials that you will need at your local hardware store, and they should not cost much to buy. And once you gather everything you only need to follow the 9-Step instructions with pictures and the video to make the drill press.
Assembling your PVC pipe Dremel press drill should only take a couple of hours, and so this will be both an inexpensive and quick project.
29. 5-Step PVC Pipe Mist Stick
As the summer heat gets intense, you will need something to cool you off without getting drenched, and nothing works better than a mist stick.
It does not take a lot of effort or time to build a simple mist stick, and all you will need is a PVC pipe, connectors, end caps and a few simple tools.
The Instructables provides a tutorial with some easy to understand 5-step instructions and pictures to make this a simple project.
30. Large $74 PVC Pipe Table
You can build almost any furniture type with PVC pipe, and all you need is a little creativity. For this large table, you will also not need to spend a lot of cash.
The office table PVC project will require you to use an old hollow core door, some PVC pipe, and fittings. And it is also a quick project to assemble once you gather all the supplies.
It will only cost around $74 to make the table and the Instructables explain all the steps in detail and also provides some pictures.
31. Safe and Strong PVC Baby Gate
As you are baby proofing your home, you will need to make some gates to keep the baby in or out of certain places. And you can make a strong and safe one from PVC pipe and fittings.
This gate will cost about $46 to build which is nearly half the price of what you would pay for one and you can make it in just one day.
Like most other Instructables tutorials, this one is very detailed, and it not only describes all the materials that you need and step by step instructions but also has lots of pictures.
32. DIY Lawn Tools Storage
Your handheld lawn tools can be hectic to store and take up a lot of space if you do not organize them well. But with some PVC pipe and a few lumber pieces, you can create a handy storage for them.
This article only provides the idea for the garage storage, but this should be enough for most DIYers. All it takes is to cut the PVC pipe and mount the pieces to the wall.
If you have some old PVC pipes in the garage this DIY PVC pipe project will cost you nothing to build and will only take a couple of hours of your time.
33. Rotating PVC Pipe Craft Caddy
It is always a perfect idea to have your marker and craft paints in one place as it makes them easy to access when doing some craft. This PVC pipe craft caddy not only makes it easy to organize everything but it also rotates for easy access.
The supplies for this project will include PVC pipe, liquid nails and spray paint. And for the tools, a miter saw will do most of the work as there is nothing much to do besides cutting the PVC.
34. Cheap PVC Pipe Pencil Case
There are many cool PVC projects that you can try out, but this pencil case is one of the cheapest and easiest even for beginner DIYers.
The Idle Hands Awake uses pictures and brief text descriptions to explain all you will need to do. And there is also a materials list that includes the PVC pipes and some fitting and copper spray paint.
Painting takes most of the time because the rest is just fitting and gluing the pieces together.
35. DIY PVC Pipe Tape Dispenser
If you do a lot of crafts, the chances are that you have a lot of tapes and organizing them can be a little hectic.
With some PVC pipes, couplings and elbows you can make a unique and handy PVC tape dispenser. And the tutorial provides a list of the sizes and quantity of these items and everything else that you will need.
There are some text guidelines and pictures to help you design and build the tape dispenser, and so this should be a quick and easy project that you can even do with your kids.
36. Easy and Inexpensive PVC Chicken Waterer
Chicken waterer might not be very expensive, but you might not need to spend anything on them if you have some extra PVC pipes and chicken watering cups.
You will need various things for this project, but the Instructables lists everything and the dimensions for each item.
Once you gather all the supplies for this DIY PVC pipe project, you will only need to follow the 8-step text tutorial and pictures to make the chicken waterer.
37. Simple PVC Pipe Festive Holiday Wreath
PVC home projects do not always have to be for something functional because there are many ideas for decorative pieces. And this PVC pipe holiday wreath is a perfect example of this.
This wreath will take anywhere between 24 and 48 hours to build because you need to allow time for the paint and glue to dry.
The comprehensive DIY tutorial provides tools and material list to help you get started, and there is also some simple step by step directions with pictures.
38. Small PVC Kid’s Table and Stool
This easy PVC pipe project from Makezine will be something fun and functional to build for your kids. And it will only take between 1 and 3 hours to make from scratch.
The article provides lots of diagrams with the dimensions and detailed step by step directions for making both the table and stool.
If you follow the instructions on the tutorial, you should not have any difficulties implementing this fantastic DIY PVC project for your kids.
39. Cheap and Functional PVC Pipe Chicken Feeder
Commercial chicken feeder might not always be convenient or suitable for feeding your chickens, but this DIY PVC pipe idea from the Backyard Chicken forum can help you solve this problem.
Although this is not a comprehensive a PVC pipe project tutorial, it provides an idea of how you can make a cheap and functional feeder from PVC pipes and fittings.
It should also be a quick project because there is nothing much to do besides from attaching the fitting and pipes and mounting them on your chicken coop’s wall.
40. DIY PVC Two-Faced Clock
A two-faced clock is always a good idea when you need to keep track of a friend or relative in a different time zone. And you can make an interesting one from a 45-degree PVC pipe elbow,
This PVC project only takes a few hours to implement, and you will not need any particular skills. There are just three steps to follow in the tutorial, and there are also some pictures to make them easy to understand.
41. Simple Homemade PVC Pots for Succulents
If you want to experiment with different ways of displaying your succulents, this project will interest you. Instead of keeping them in the traditional pots and trays you should try making PVC ones.
This PVC pipe project is one of the easiest that you can build, and it will only take a few minutes to finish. And you will also not spend any significant amount of cash.
With a few PVC couplings and caps (quantity depends on how many succulents you have) and PVC cement or glue to create a watertight seal, you will have everything you need to make the pots.
42. Contemporary DIY PVC Pipe Fencing
PVC pipe fencing is unique and will also require minimal maintenance. This DIY idea provides some inspiration on how you can give yours a contemporary look.
Depending on the size of the fence that you want this will cost a significant amount of cash to build since you will need lots of pipes, coupling and other fittings.
But, once you cut the materials to the right size everything else should be easy as it is all about joining the different sections.
43. Merry Go Round Book Caddy
Here is another very creative PVC pipe plan that any DIYer can make with ease. And it is also functional as it provides a fun caddy for your favorite books.
The project is from Apartment Therapy, and it includes a list of the items that you need which are PVC pipes, end caps, elbows and a few other things.
There are also some pictures of different stages of the build and some simple 5-step text instructions.
44. Cute PVC Pipe Toothbrush Holders
Toothbrush holders are essential for organizing your bathroom, and although you can get some for a few bucks, it is always more interesting to make DIY ones.
This PVC pipe project is for making some cute toothbrush holders from 1-inch PVC pipes, but you will also need PVC pipe end cap and command hooks.
Just looking at the photos on this tutorial should be enough to tell you what you need to do but there are still some text instructions to explain things.
45. Measuring Tools PVC Pipe Holders
Some hooks always seem to be the best options for holding your measuring tools inside the cabinets, but they are not the only option because PVC piping can also create some beautiful holders.
You will also not need a lot of materials because besides from the PVP pipes you will only need foam backed mounting tape. With these supplies and a cutting tool and sander, you have everything you need for the project.
This DIY PVC pipe project should only take a few minutes to complete because there is nothing much to do.
46. DIY Acrylic Paint Storage
If you are a crafty person you will have lots of acrylic paint and many other types hanging around, and you will also keep buying more for different projects. And so you need to find ways of storing and organizing them.
With $6 worth of PVC pipe, you can make some iexcellent storage for your acrylic paint. You will also not need a lot of materials for the project as it is all about cutting, gluing and painting the PVC pieces.
47. DIY PVC Pipe Tomato Cages
For those that have a small kitchen garden and would like to grow some tomatoes, these PVC pipe cages will be very handy.
You only need a few supplies to build with PVC pipe, and for this project, they include some 1/2-inch PVC pipes, crosses, elbows and a PVC cutter.
There is a short text description to help you build the 34-inch tomato cage, but the short video will be the most helpful.
48. PVC Pipe Bottle Rocket Launcher
PVC pipe can also create some fun items that the whole family will love. This bottle rocket launcher is just one of the many things.
The Craft Yourself tutorial provides a materials list to help you gather the supplies that include different PVC pipe sizes, tees, elbows, and caps.
And once you gather the necessary supplies the article provides pictures and text guidelines for making and using the bottle rocket launcher.
49. Homemade PVC Pipe Baby GYM
Instead of wasting a lot of cash on a low-quality baby gym that you will probably not even like you can make an inexpensive PVC pipe one in the design and shape that you desire.
With a few PVC pipes and joints, you can assemble the baby gym in minutes, and some soft toys are the only other thing that you might need.
There are also no particular tools that you need for this PVC pipe project, and so it is also quite convenient
50. Easy and Inexpensive PVC Pipe Dog Cots
Your dogs deserve the best and most comfortable life possible because we know just how much they mean to you. This PVC pipe cot project is a simple idea that will help make your dogs more comfortable.
The tutorial provides a material list with quantity for making a small, medium or large dog cot and so there is something for every dog.
Like most other DIY PVC pipe projects this should be easy to implement, and there are also some diagrams to help you understand the dimensions.
With the 50 DIY PVC pipe projects above you have more than enough ideas for putting your pile of leftover PVC pipes to good use,
If you already have built some DIY PVC pipe items feel free to share your experiences in the comments sections below.