DIY Drain Pipe Concealment...With Ivy and Fairy Lights...So Easy!

3 Materials
15 Minutes

My Summer French Bistro Dining Spot is almost complete...BUT...the Ugly, yet Important, Drain Pipe sits glaringly in plain sight.

Rather than using Smoke and Mirrors...Let's Try IVY and FAIRY LIGHTS to Conceal the Pipe and Enhance the View.

The BEFORE...a cute bistro set with the unsightly Drain Pipe front and center...

Setting out a Window Box filled with Flowers helped to enhance the French Bistro vibe...but the 7-foot tall Drain Pipe still stood stoically in place...

Let's Tackle that Drain Pipe to Conceal It!

How to Conceal an Ugly Drain Pipe...

Materials You Need:

Faux Ivy and Fairy Lights. - 12 Ivy garland strands (each 8 feet long) with 1 strand of 90 LED Fairy Lights.

Ivy and Fairy Lights Package - Amazon LINK.

The Tools - Baling Wire and Wire Cutter...

The Baling Wire is used to wrap around the Drain Pipe - 2 Pieces of Baling Wire are needed - cut the length of the wire to fit around the Drain Pipe...One wire piece for the Top and one for the Bottom.

Baling Wire...Amazon LINK.

The Fairy Lights have a TIMER (!) - Set it and Forget it!

5 Hours ON and 19 Hours OFF.

How to Conceal a Drain Pipe with Faux Ivy and Fairy Lights:

Step 1: Measure the wire to fit around the pipe - the wire is used to secure the Ivy to the Drain Pipe.

Step 2: With a short piece of baling wire, wrap the wire around the top of the ivy strands...

Twist the Wire to secure it to create a wire loop on the Ivy for hanging...

Step 3: Insert one end of the wire into the ivy wire loop...

Insert the other end of the wire into the loop on the battery pack of the Fairy convenient is that loop on the battery pack(!)

Step 4: With the Ivy and Fairy Lights attached to the Wire, Wrap the Wire around the Top of the Drain Pipe...

Twist the wire to secure it at the top of the Drain Pipe.

Step 5: Fluff the Ivy and Fairy Lights to cover the Drain Pipe. Pretty.

Step 6: Cut and wrap a piece of baling wire around the base of the Drain Pipe - this will secure the Ivy and Fairy Lights to the bottom of the Drain Pipe.

Done! Can You See the Drain Pipe???

Finally...the French Bistro is Open for Business...

Cute, Cozy, and Surrounded by Lovely Green Foliage...

Lattes and Croissants are Now being Served...Simply Magical!

For All the Magic...Jeanne of Doodle T and Me!

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  • Cindy Cindy on May 06, 2022

    Do you know if you can do that in regular drain pipes? I know you could with the Ivy but didn’t know if they made lights like that ….. that may be water proof? Maybe some kind of solar lights?

  • Regina Regina on May 08, 2022

    Is the hanging chandelier for candles or electric? Must be candles ? I can’t see electrical not being covered completely? Correct and great idea w the Ivy!

  • Karen Coyne Karen Coyne on May 08, 2022

    Can you paint the drainpipe? Maybe brown or green so the silver color wouldn't show through? Nifty idea to cover any kind of pipe that ruins the view. Thanks for sharing.

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