I found myself frozen in front of the PVC pipe section in the hardware store the other day because I couldn’t stop thinking of all the things that I could actually make from these strong cylinders. The shape and range of sizing made me realize that there are so many ways to store and organize all my clutter at home. I managed to find quite a few brilliant ideas floating around the internet, so clearly, I’m not the first to be hit with this realization. Who knew that simple, classy and functional storage could be this cheap?!
Power Tool Holders
Do you or the hubby have a garage/workroom that’s littered with power tools and a whole bunch of other attachments and bits and bobs? You can bring the room to some order by making these clever holders so that you can simply slide your tools back in when you’re done with them.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: TheGarageJournal
Well this really is genius, and there isn’t much work that goes into making this modern wine rack of PVC piping. The white will suit most houses with white walls and cabinets, but don’t be afraid to give it that pop of color if you want to spice it up a little.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: MarthaStewart
Small items of clothing like stockings and scarves can easily get lost among all your other clothes in the cupboard. A good way to store them separately it just to cut some piping down to size and use the pieces as individual compartments in a drawer.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: BetterHomesAndGardens
This is really cute and clever actually – just cut some thinner PVC pipes so that you can glue them together and use them as one cohesive desk organizer for all your stationery. It’s whimsical and playful, and best of all, it’s really cheap to make.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: DesignsByStudioC
Making a brilliant and functional shoe rack is as easy as going down to your hardware store! You just need to get the right size so that your shoes actually fit in each compartment, and then it’s up to you to decorate it all and make it look pretty. If you really want to go all out then have a look at this impressive DIY Instructions and Project Credit: Lazy Susan for shoes!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: HomeStoriesAToZ
Hair Dryer Caddy
This is perhaps the easiest of all the projects because you don’t need to cut anything down; all you need is the right Y fitting and you’re good to go! Your hair dryer should fit in perfectly in the larger hole, and there’s even a smaller slot for your brush, straightener or curling iron.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: OnceUponAFamily
This brilliant little storage solution will work perfectly in any craft room. The pipes make perfect racks for all your technicolored Washi tape rolls. And those who love sewing (I just can’t bring myself to calling you ‘sewers’) can also use this same idea for ribbons.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: SowderingAboutInSeattle
Chalkboard Wine Rack
So not only do you get to store your wine (or other bottles) in an easy-to-grab manner, but you also get this wonderful chalkboard panel that can serve as a grocery list, reminder, or just a fun place to scribble or doodle.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: ApartmentTherapy
Garden Tool Organizer
Garages tend to get cluttered really easily – I think people feel that it’s the one room where it’s ok to just toss everything in. Well, a great (and cheap!) way to keep your garden tools organized is to cut some pieces of PVC through which you can slot the tools. Perfect, right? You can even label everything to really keep it tidy and in order.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: AshbeeDesign
These specific cylindrical shelves are actually made from cardboard, but it’ll be a lot easier if you simply get one of the largest sized PVC pipe and just have that cut. The shape is just so interesting and could give any room a modern touch.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: X4Duros
Curling Iron Holsters
If you want to keep your curling iron or hair straightener out of sight completely, then you can simply attach PVC pipes to the inside of your vanity door. You can even get another smaller piece of pipe in which you can keep the cords tidy.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: TheFamilyHandyman
Craft Room Storage
Wall storage is always a great idea when a room is starting to get a little too cluttered – when things are off the floor and desks it already looks a million times better. If you’re stuck with this problem with an overstocked craft room then you can make yourself this lovely PVC pipe shelving unit.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: Today’sCreativeLife
Here’s a fun back-to-school project for the kids – a PVC pipe pencil case! It’s actually so perfect because it’s hard and sturdy, and you can just cut it to the perfect size. But the thing that I love the most about this crafty little project is the fact that it looks like the handle of a light saber!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: JadeAndFern