Craft Supply Storage "Wallflower" From PVC Pipes

18 Materials
$50
4 Hours
Medium

Have a lot of craft paint bottles you need to store? Or maybe just a lot of other smaller things like markers? You can use PVC pipe to create cute storage for your wall! I call this my "wallflower."

See the full tutorial and more photos at https://jennifermaker.com/craft-paint-storage-organizer/
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Start by measuring and marking your PVC to the correct depth for the items you want to store in your wallflower. I planned to store craft paint bottles, so I marked my PVC at 3 1/2". Note that I used 6 in. diameter Charlotte Pipe PVC Basin Extensions for my PVC, and they come in this turquoise blue color.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Cut your PVC pipes to size. You'll need to cut about nine pieces, all the same depth. We used a table saw, but you could also use a handsaw or a Dremel with a cut wheel.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Take a 12" steel starting collar (duct ring) and hammer down the protruding edges so it's mostly flat around the perimeter.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Lay your cut PVC pieces and duct ring out on a flat service in the arrangement you want. You want all of your pipes to be able to touch both themselves and the duct ring.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
If your duct ring is too big, as ours was, unlatch the side, move it in to make it narrower, and re-insert the tab. We secured the ring into its new size with pop rivets, too. Now put everything back into position to make sure it fits. If it does, remove the ring and spray paint it (if you want). We painted ours yellow with this paint.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Keeping the pipes in position, mark them with a pencil in the exact spots you want to attach them. Then drill in those spots.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Using PVC cement, glue the pipes together -- be sure to match up the drill holes.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Insert blind rivets through the glued PVC pipe pieces.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Use the rivet tool to attach the blind rivets and secure all of your pipes together.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Drill holes through the duct ring and into the PVC pipe pieces. We ended up drilling holes for the top three PVC pieces, plus the bottom three PVC pieces, but not all.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Put machine screws into the duct ring (from the inside) and add spacers.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Put the screws into the PVC pipe and cap with washers and nuts. Do this for each of the holes you drilled.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Clean off any ink markings on the PVC pipe with acetone.
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Hang your wallflower on your wall with two 50 lb. picture hangers. To learn how and where we installed the D-rings on the wallflower so we could hang it on our wall, check the tutorial (we ran out of space to show you here).
craft supply storage wallflower from pvc pipes
Put your paint bottles in your wallflower, lying them on their side so you can see the color of the paint on the bottom of the bottle!
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  • Ronal
    on Feb 10, 2019

    Love this! Thank you for sharing this ingenious storage idea! With limited space ideas like these are indispensable 🦋😊

  • Robin
    on Feb 11, 2019

    I absolutely love this idea . My psints are everywhere and it infuriates my husband . He finds them in grocery bags etc. This idea will really make him happy .

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