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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- White PVC pipe of various diameters (1/2″, 3/4″, 1″ and 1 ¼” interior diameters)
- 80 grit sandpaper
- White spray paint
- Pink paint
- Flat artist brush
- Hot glue and glue gun
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.
Most PVC pipes have letters and bar codes printed on the side of them. To remove it, just wipe down each piece 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:
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.
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.
Set out all the pieces with a little space in between, then give them 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!
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.
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.
Now your PVC pipe heart decoration is ready to display!
I love the pop of color, especially on these gray, dreary winter days!
Want more Valentine’s Day decor ideas? Here are 10 Unique Ways to Decorate for Valentine’s Day:
Or make this beautiful light up Valentine’s Day sign in no time!