It doesn’t look like much, but PVC pipe is an incredibly versatile building material that can be used to create furniture and awesome amenities around your home. There are some really incredible ways to utilize the pipes to make your day-to-day life much easier, all while saving some money along the way. With no further ado, here are 45+ ways PVC pipe can transform your home:
Curtain rods are surprisingly expensive, and if you’re looking for an alternative, PVC pipe might just be the way for you. There aren’t any specific directions for this, but check out how 7 Layer Studio made it work for their own home here.
This one is definitely a little bit more complex than some of the others on the list, but it’s absolutely perfect for those looking to add an industrial vibe to their living space. With beautifully stained wood and perfectly matched in color and style with the PVC pipe, no one will know how cheap this was to put together. The full instructions can be found here.
Who knew that PVC pipe could be used to make a bookshelf? If you’re in need of a place to keep some extra books, this one is definitely for you. Simple and adaptable, this is an easy way to make the bookshelf of your dream with ease. Find out how here.
Collecting wine is only getting more popular as time goes on—and needless to say, it necessitates having a wine rack. If you’re looking to get creative, you can always make your own! This one was crafted by Martha Stewart and her incredible DIY team. Again, this is a little complex, but with a hacksaw and some acetone, this could be in your home! Check out the full directions here.
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In some ways, children’s furniture can seem like a waste of money. As soon as your kids get older, they’re too big for the furniture! To save a little cash, why not make a table out of some PVC pipe instead? Simple and easy, this table is guaranteed to be a favorite for any parents out there looking to save some money while still keeping their children’s room in style. Check out the full instructions here.
This is absolutely perfect for anyone who hates tilting their head down to stare at screens throughout the day. Plus, these are stylish and perfect for the minimalist in your home! Check out the full details here.
The toolshed can be a messy place but it turns out that with a little PVC pipe this can be easily resolved! This one is perfect for anyone with a lot of tools that need a little reorganizing. Check it out here.
There are a lot of ideas on this site about farming and hydroponics and using PVC to get it done that are all great, including a wall of succulents and tubes to grow strawberries! Fab Art DIY has a whole list of great ways to utilize minimum space to create a fruitful garden! Check it out here.
Inspired by Ikea, this one is a cheaper method to getting an industrial style lamp in your home. With a little pipe and concrete, this is perfect for anyone looking to have a new desk lamp in their home. Directions for the lamp can be found here.
If a normal shower isn’t enough for you, this is a great way to make a luxury shower for about 60 dollars using some old pipe and your existing shower set-up. Check out how to make this strange contraption here.
Unless you have a large walk-in closest, there’s not a lot of space available for clothes in the average home. Luckily, with a little bit of PVC pipe, you can create a minimalistic addition that’ll make your room look chic while providing space. The website this was created on is based in Finland, so it’s a little hard to decipher, but with a little Google Translate, this can be yours. Read the directions here.
If you have a lot of children that need a place to put their bikes, consider this bike rack. Cheap, durable, and surprisingly strong, this one has got everything you need to organize your garage space. Directions can be found here.
If you’re a particularly handy person, chances are you have plenty of tools hanging around your home or in your garage. Still, having so many things to organize can present a unique organization problem. Fortunately, you can hang your tool guns with some PVC pipe. Just cut a piece out to fit the handle and screw it to a shelf. Check out the full steps here.
It can be a fun hobby to grow your own vegetables and herbs—and it can even cut down on your grocery costs as well. Still, doing so successfully usually means finding creative ways to protect your plants from getting eaten by animals or other pests. If you’re in the market for something like that, why not try keeping out pests by creating this covered raised garden bed with PVC pipe? The steps are so easy and it works perfectly. Get the instructions here.
If you have children, you know just how expensive a full-scale playhouse can be. Although they provide countless hours of entertainment for your little ones, they’re often also tough to build and tough on the budget. Fortunately, there’s an easier solution if you have any extra PVC pipe laying around. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars, why not make one that works just as well and costs less than $50? Get the full steps by clicking through here.
Having a bird bath is a beautiful way to spruce up your yard (and to be bring in some adorable feathered friends as well). When we typically think of a bird bath, we picture something made of stone or marble that costs hundreds or thousands of dollars. If you still want one without spending the money, why not try making one yourself with some PVC pipe? Just use the pipe as the stand, add a plate and fill it with dollar-store stones and water! Check out the full instructions here.
Canopy beds are a great way to add a little bit of flair to your bedroom. Though typically these canopies would be expensive, you can make one yourself in a relatively inexpensive fashion using PVC pipe. When you’re done, it’ll look like any other canopy bed and will cost you only about $30. Needless to say, you’d pay at least triple that much if you bought a canopy bed at the store! Learn how to make it here.
Mirrors can go a long way towards adding a little bit of excitement to a room—they can even make smaller spaces look a lot bigger. Though mirrors themselves are relatively cheap, sometimes the frame around them raises their price significantly. To save some money, why not make your own fancy mirror using PVC pipe like the one in the picture? Though it’s a little bit ambitious, the result is amazing. Here’s how you make it.
Although many of the projects on this list take a certain amount of legwork to complete, PVC can also be put to use for much simpler purposes. If you have too many kitchen tools or utensils crowding your drawers, why not use some PVC pipe to organize them? If you’re looking for an easier project, this is a good one to start with. Check out the full steps here.
If you do a lot of work at a home office, you may need to get creative with your storage space to keep things from piling up on your desk. Though you could always buy a little desk organizer, it can be tricky to find one that suits your exact needs—and it might cost money that you just don’t want to spend. Instead, try making one of them out of PVC pipe! Learn how to make it here.
If there’s one thing everyone knows to be true it’s that little kids love ball pits. Most of the time, you have to pay to go in a place that has one or go to a McDonald’s with a playplace in it… and that’s not always the most convenient thing to do. Instead, why not make your own simple ball pit right at home? Fortunately, the process couldn’t be easier. Here’s how you make one.
Everybody loves hammocks but so few of us actually have them. Most of the time, you picture a hammock hanging between two trees, bolted in and made out of some kind of rope. As it turns out, you don’t need trees to make this hammock—all you need is some PVC pipe and a swing to put between them! Get the instructions here.
Hoverboards have become so popular recently that they’re hard to avoid in any major city. Still, few people have taken full advantage of them—and even fewer have thought to make any modifications on them. If you have little kids, this hoverboard cart hack using PVC pipe makes for a perfect Christmas present guaranteed to provide hours and hours of fun. Get the full instructions here.
In the summer time in particular, there are few things better than a roadside lemonade stand. If you have any little kids who are pioneering and entrepreneurial, helping them build their own lemonade stand to sell lemonade is a great bonding activity that can be a ton of fun. Fortunately, you can use the extra pipe you have lying around to do it! Get the full instructions here.
If you have a lot of clothes, your drawers can quickly get too stuffed to deal with. If you want a simple solution, get out some old PVC pipe, slice it to fit and stuff some of your extra clothes in it! Though this one is super simple, feel free to check out the fuller instructions here.
Much like we mentioned in the other entry, you may need some organizational help on your actual desktop as well. To keep all your pens, pencils and other office supplies in the right place, cut up some PVC pipe and decorate it. In no time at all, you’ll be back to having usable personal space again. Get the full tutorial here.
To clear up the rest of your closet aside from any clothes you might keep in a dresser, you probably have to start with a pile of shoes. Though there are plenty of ways to get your shoe collection a little more organized, why not turn it into a project and use some leftover pipe to do the trick? As always, this project is cheap, easy and works perfectly to clean up your stuff. Follow the steps to make it here.
Just like some of the other most commonly used places in your home, the bathroom can quickly get overwhelmed with stuff. To keep everything in order (and to keep your cords from tangling up), why not make a little caddy for your hair dryer? Rather than spend too much money on anything, simply use some leftover PVC pipe and decorate it. This project is so easy to take on and will make your life that much simpler. Get the full instructions here.
Much like the other tool gun storage we described earlier, you can also use PVC pipe for your smaller tools as well. All you have to do is cut smaller pieces of PVC pipe on an angle and screw them to a wall. You can keep things like screwdrivers, hammers, and other small tools inside of them. Though this one is pretty easy to figure out, you can also consult the full instructions here.
Are you a person who likes to do arts and crafts? Although it’s definitely a fun hobby to blow off some steam, a craft room can easily get messy without the organization. To avoid that, make your own ribbon and craft holder to keep things tidy using a little bit of PVC pipe. When you sit down to do some crafting, everything should be a lot easier this way. Learn how to make it here.
Just like the crafts example above, having a lot of personal jewelry can also make a mess of your bedroom in no time. If you’re a bracelet hoarder, why not make yourself an organizer for it all so you can keep things straight? Like most of the projects listed here, it’s cheap and couldn’t be easier to throw together. Find out how to make it here.
If by any chance you run a small restaurant (or you just want to spice up your kitchen), why not give this awesome wine rack a try? While the outer surfaces work perfectly to write on, the inside also doubles as a place to store all kinds of wine bottles. This one is cheap, charming and sure to become a favorite feature in your home. Check out how you make it here.
Having a lot of little paint tubes lying around can get messy very quickly. Whether you’re a crafter, a working artist or anything in between, this simple painty holder is a perfect solution to that problem. Using PVC pipe and some decorative paint, you can create a simple paint rack that will keep your space organized and accessible. Follow the steps to make it here.
Shelving is an important storage concept for every home. If you want to get things out of closets or off of the floor, you put them on shelves—simple! If you have an are of the home with only a few things to put on shelves and you want to get creative, why not use some PVC pipe to make these round, floating shelves? It only takes a few steps to complete and will give whatever room you’re in a very modern look. Learn how to do it here.
Though it’s always good to have a little bit of wrapping paper on hand for holidays and birthdays, it usually ends up taking up space for the rest of the year. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix to this problem that only uses a little bit of old PVC pipe. In no time at all, you’ll have a small wrapping paper caddy that can keep your things organized when you’re not using them. Learn how to do it here.
Just as we made a PVC pipe holster for a hair dryer earlier, why not compliment that with a PVC holster for your curling iron? Because each of these devices has several different small parts involved, it uses a couple more steps than the other one did Still, the whole thing is cheap and easy and will keep your devices tucked out of sight until you need them. Follow the full instructions to do it here.
As another addition to your crafting table, why not make this simple tape caddy to keep things organized? If you haven’t learned by now, having too many of any one kind of round object can quickly get out of control unless you have a way to organize it. Fortunately, this project provides a perfect solution. Learn how to do it here.
If you’re a contractor or you end up going through a lot of flimsy, cloth pencil cases, why not make an upgrade? If you want to keep all your writing utensils safe and in one place no matter the environment, this heavy duty pencil case made out of PVC is just the ticket. As always, the project is cheap and easy enough to make. Learn how to do it here.
Succulents are great plants to keep around because they require so little upkeep and are so resilient. As with any other plant, they also keep the air circulating in your home perfectly. If you’re looking for a craft project using succulents, why not cut up some PVC pipe to use as planters? Once they’re decorated, they’ll be a perfect addition to your home. Learn how to make them here.