Who knew PVC pipe could look this good? With some paint and hot glue, you can easily make this heart decoration for Valentine's Day!

Give your Valentine's Day decor a pop of color with this PVC pipe heart decoration!PVC Pipe Heart Decoration

Hi there, Pretty Handy Girl readers! I’m Vineta from The Handyman’s Daughter, back with another tutorial! I was in the hardware store the other day, and I was inspired to create something using the many different sizes of PVC pipe. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I must have had hearts on the brain. That’s why I created this cute PVC pipe heart decoration for my mantel!

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Instructions for Making a PVC Heart Decoration:

At the hardware store, look for a rack with 2 foot long precut pipe. It was a relief to not have to haul home 10 foot long pieces for this small project! I grabbed one of each size.

Grab one of each diameter of PVC pipe for your heart decoration.

Most PVC pipes have letters and bar codes printed on the side of them. To remove it, just wipe down each piece with acetone.

Remove printing on the PVC pipe with acetone.

Once the PVC pipe is clean, mark 2″ sections and cut with a miter saw, jigsaw, or hand saw. You can also use a pipe cutter like Brittany shows in this video:


Mark your PVC pipe in 2" sections to create your heart decoration.

Cut more than you think you’ll need. You might find you’ll need more of some sizes and less of others to make your heart shape.

Cut plenty of 2" pieces, so you can play around with the shape of your heart decoration later.

Give each end of the cut pipe a brief sanding with the 80 grit sandpaper to remove any rough edges. Wipe the cut pipes down with a damp paper towel to remove any dust.

Sand each end of the cut PVC pipe with 80 grit sandpaper.

Set out all the pieces with a little space in between, then give them a few coats of white spray paint.

Give all the pieces of PVC a few coats of white spray paint.

Once the spray paint is dry, paint the inside of each pipe with bright pink paint using a flat artist brush. Be careful not to get pink paint on the outside edge!

Carefully paint the inside of each pipe with bright pink paint.

Arrange the pieces until you achieve a symmetrical heart shape. Don’t get frustrated, it took me a few tries to achieve the perfect heart. Make sure each piece is touching at least two other pieces so they can be glued together in the next step.

Play with the arrangement of PVC pipe until you form a heart!

Apply a bead of hot glue to the sides where the pvc circles touch each other. If you get a big blob of glue, it’s easy to peel off and try again. Remove any strings of glue as you build your heart decoration.

Apply a bead of hot glue to each side of the PVC pipe to form your heart decoration.

Now your PVC pipe heart decoration is ready to display!

This PVC heart decoration is easy to make with various sizes of PVC pipe!

I love the pop of color, especially on these gray, dreary winter days!

Who knew PVC pipe could look this good? With some paint and hot glue, you can easily make this heart decoration for Valentine's Day!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Don’t forget to stop by and visit me at The Handyman’s Daughter for lots of woodworking projects, home improvement tips and DIY home decor ideas!

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