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DIY PVC Flower Vase Craft

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Classy doesn't always mean pricey! I made these DIY vases from simple PVC pipe and burlap fabric. See how!

Materials Needed:

  • 4 x 8" Long Pieces of 1-1/4" PVC Pipe
  • 4 x 1-1/4" PVC Flat Caps
  • Burlap fabric (or fabric/ribbon of choice)
  • Twine
  • Industrial Strength Glue

materials

Step 1: Cut Your Pipe

Cut a piece of 1-1/4" size schedule 40 PVC pipe into four 8" long sections. You can use a hand saw, electric saw, or special PVC cutter tools for this. If the edges come out jagged try sanding them down for a smooth end.

Step 2: Clean the Pipe/ Remove Markings

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Since we're going for a nice clean look, I decided to remove all the manufacturer marks from my PVC pipe. This can be done by simply using cotton swabs and acetone (found in most nail polish removers). Scrub away the barcodes, brand lables, and pipe information from the sides of the pipe so that they are nice and white.

Step 3: Arrange the Pipes

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Now it's time to put one flat cap on the bottom of each pipe and arrange the four vase sections together. Use an industrial or extra strength adhesive to glue the pipes together in the configuration you want. It is probably easiest to glue them at the cap level where they all touch. Wait for these to try to go on to the next step.

Step 4: Add the Burlap / Embellishment

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You can use your choice of fabric or decorative ribbon for the embellishment. I decided to go with a fall look so burlap and twine fit the bill. Glue one end to one of the vase sections you just glued together. Now you can wrap the fabric around, gluing where necessary. I used a loose weave burlap so my final glue line (where the burlap ended) wasn't very noticeable. You can always create a hem look before gluing to give it a more finished appearance. Finally, I added a twine band around the burlap center to finish the look.

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A few fall mums and the vase was looking great! The perfect mini DIY project for my favorite season. Plus, I got rid of that extra PVC pipe I had lying around.