How to Make a Metallic PVC Pipe Wreath

Add an artistic and geometric touch to your outdoor entryway by transforming inexpensive plumbing material into modern Christmas decor.

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Photo By: Brian Patrick Flynn

Chic Upcycling

PVC pipe comes in a variety of sizes and can be purchased for less than $5 in most cases. Once you choose the sizes you want, you're ready to get started on your front door display.

Tools + Materials

You'll need: PVC pipe in assorted sizes; 14 inches of rope or twine; spray paint; hot glue gun; hot glue sticks; ball ornaments; hack saw; drill; 1/4-inch drill bit; measuring tape; marker; door hanger.

Measure + Mark Pipes

PVC pipe wreaths work best with depths between 2 and 1/2 inches and 4 inches. Use a measuring tape and a marker to mark the PVC pipe accordingly.

Cut PVC Pipe

Once marks are made, cut all diameters of the PVC pipes to the chosen thickness using a hack saw.

Arrange Different Diameters

After all diameters have been cut to size, arrange them on a flat, level surface, creating a random yet circular look.

Fasten Pipes Together

With the final look of the wreath decided, begin securing all sections together using a glue gun.

Add Hole for Hanger

Use a drill and a 1/4-inch drill bit to add a hole directly into one of the larger diameter cut outs.

Attach Hanger

Loop a 14-inch strip of twine or rope through the drilled hole, then knot it at the top.

Add Spray Paint

For a more unfinished, utilitarian look, the wreath can be left as is. But for a more personalized approach, add color and uniformity with spray paint. To spray paint evenly, hold the can 8 inches from the surface of the pipe, moving back and forth in slow, controlled spurts. Let dry.

Add Ornaments

To break up the look of the cut PVC pipe, secure ball ornaments inside some of the cut-outs using a glue gun.

Hang Wreath

Add a door hanger inside of the door, then loop the wreath over it with the rope or twine hanger.