This pipe planter is one of the most fun crafts I’ve done in a while. It combines reclaimed materials and pipe pieces in a clever, simple way. I found these trapezoid panels of wood at a lumber salvage and knew I could up-cycle them with ease. Using re-purposed materials always makes me happy. You get to save money and do something good for the environment at the same time.
This project can be done with almost any shape of wood though. Just try to keep it light if your plan is to hang it on the wall once completed. Be creative and think outside of the box.
Planting can get a bit messy. I always make sure to wear the right work gear and freshen things up with Tide® Simply Clean and Fresh Laundry Detergent when I’m through.
what you need: a piece of reclaimed lumber, a drill, 10 screws, 2 pipe elbows, 2 floor flanges, a copper sheet, metal scissors, potting soil, rocks, and two plants
Screw the floor flanges into the scrap wood. Space them out evenly. Penciling a guide before using the drill will help.
The spacing depends on the shape and size of the reclaimed lumber you use.
Cut a strip of copper about a foot long and as wide as your lumber.
Screw the copper strip to the top of the lumber on either side. You’ll use it to hang the planter from the wall later. Make sure it’s secure.
Screw the pipe elbows into the floor flanges.
Pour dirt into the elbows. Leave about an inch of space for your plant.
Plant the succulent and add a layer of rocks to secure it in the soil.
Mount on the wall and water.
Freshen your work clothes with Tide® Simply Clean and Fresh Laundry Detergent.