DIY: Pipe planter

I had the opportunity to revamp a restaurant recently and the space had an intimate, yet industrial feel for it so my creative juices were happily flowing!

Now although I create content myself, this planter was made by using a video Nifty posted a few months ago.

I purchased all of the items from Bunnings (my new fave shop!) and improvised where I couldn’t find the items I wanted.

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What you’ll need:

2 x 20 mm 1 metre PVC pipes

2 x 20 mm PVC Joints – 4 way cross 

11 x 20 mm PVC elbow

– safety gloves, drop sheet and goggles

– small saw

black spray paint

bronze spray paint

brass tap

Gorilla glue

– succulents and some plants. I used a combination of real and fake plants.

– crumbled paper

– Wall adhesives or nails to attach onto wall.


  1. Gather all your items.
  2. Wearing your protective gloves, take the saw and cut the 1mt pipe in three equal parts. Set aside and take the other pipe then cut 6 pieces which are about 5 to 6 inches long and another 3 pieces which are about 2 inches long.
  3. Start to build your pipe. Once you achieve a desired style, glue the fixture together and attach the brass tap to the bottom. Set aside overnight to set.
  4. Place on the drop cloth, and spray paint with black. Let it dry for an hour and turn over to spray other side.
  5. Spray the crumpled piece of paper with bronze paint and dab the pipe in different areas. Leave to dry.
  6. Now plant the succulents, and add the plants. I used a combo of real and fake plants which blended well.
  7. Attach to the wall using nails or adhesives.

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