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November 9th, 2012 - PVC Decorations for the yard

Today, I got my hands on something plumbers know well-PVC pipe!

I created some awesome lanterns to tuck away in the garden, and they are such a fun project that you can create simply in one day on your weekend.

I used 8-inch pipe for the lantern I'm going to show you how to make. Usually, sewer pipe comes in 8-inch size, but you can also use the 6-inch size. For the end project, I mixed the sizes together at different heights to give it a really cool look, and I chose to do groupings of three.

To start, take a hole bit and attach it to an everyday drill to make the holes in the plastic PVC pipe at a random pattern. Then, go ahead and paint the inside of the pipe if it's not already white. I used a primer and a nice boat paint.

After that, I took an orange spray paint and painted the outside. Now, you can choose whatever color you want. You can do a bright vibrant color as I did here, or maybe even a bronze color to make it look a little more traditional.

Then, all you have to do is take an outdoor uplight, put it in the ground, and plug it in. The particular lights that I bought have a dimmer on them so they turn themselves on an off depending upon the amount of light outside.

There's no guessing to it.

Simply go ahead and slide the fixture right on top of the, and now, you have a beautiful light that just glows in the dark.

Remember to vary them in height. I even have one in my garden that is eight feet tall.

This is a great project for this coming weekend.

 

November 2nd, 2012 - Bottles in Your Yard! What fun!

October 26th, 2012 - Add fun to your yard - Chris shows you how

October 19th, 2012 - Lighted Pumpkin Project - click here

October 12th, 2012 - How to make Fake Pumpkins look Real - click here

October 5th, 2012 - Decorating for Halloween - click here

September 28th, 2012 - Seasonal Home Makeover - click here

September 21st, 2012 - Building a Comfy Room - click here

September 14th, 2012 - Updating the Kitchen - click here

September 7th, 2012 - Making some changes around the home - click here

August 31st, 2012 - No Lawn Backyard - click here

August 24th, 2012 - Courtyard Creation - click here

August 17th, 2012 - Natural Retaining Walls - click here

August 10th, 2012 - Builiding a barrier out of plants - click here

August 3rd, 2012 - Unique House Colors - click here

July 27th, 2012 - Low Maintenance Plants - click here

July 20th, 2012 - Backyard Putting Green - click here

July 13th, 2012 - Savvy Storage Solutions - click here

July 6th, 2012 - Use Tropical Plants - click here

June 22nd, 2012 - Love Thy Neighbors - click here

June 15th, 2012 - Create a Wine Cellar - click here

June 8th, 2012 - COLOR in the Garden - click here

June 1st, 2012 - Awesome Custom Railings - click here

May 26th, 2012 - Spring Blooming Bulbs - click here

May 18th, 2012 - Fire Blight - click here

May 11th, 2012 - Turtle Pond - click here

May 4th, 2012 - Synthetic Grass is something to think about! - click here

April 27th, 2012 - Ordinary concrete blocks of beauty - click here

April 20th, 2012 - Make your own Hypertufa - click here

April 13th, 2012 - Unique Alligator Skin Walls - click here

April 6th, 2012 - Two great looks for your yard - click here

March 30th, 2012 - Shining light on collectibles - click here

March 23rd, 2012 - Bring Spring flowers indoors - click here

March 16th, 2012 - Terraniums are all the rage - click here

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flowers are here - click here

February 24th, 2012 - Vines on Trees - click here

February 17th, 2012 - Creating a Great Water Feature - click here

February 10th, 2012 - Buying Pottery in the Winter - click here

February 3rd, 2012 - Trimming in your yard - click here

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