DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter - Engineer Mommy
Jul 102016
 

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Copper is everywhere these days. A quick walk around a home decor store these days and you’ll come across plenty of copper decor pieces: everything from vases to frames to figurines! As a chemical engineer myself, I have some familiarity with pipes, but really, this tutorial is so simple & the supplies are so readily available that anyone can make this DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter!

Take a look at it! What do you think?

DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter

DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter

DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:
1/2 inch copper pipe, about 10 feet long
ten 1/2 inch 90 degree copper elbows
three 1/2 inch copper wall mounts
two 1/2 inch copper pipe tees
copper pipe cutter

DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter

DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter

Here are the cuts you’ll need to make:
1 12″ long piece
1 8″ long piece
2 5″ long pieces
1 4″ long piece
3 3″ long pieces
2 2″ long pieces
2 1″ long pieces

Take a look at the picture below to see how to assemble this copper pipe planter. I labeled a few of the lengths to (hopefully) elucidate where each piece goes! Feel free to let me know if you have any specific questions.

DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter

DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter


Since all the pipe lengths and fittings are 1/2″, all the joints should fit together snugly. I didn’t add any extra glue or plumbing compounds.
DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter

DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter


Here’s what it looks like all together.
DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter

DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter


I used the wall mounts (three of them!) to hang this on the wall! This has been holding up fine for months now! (Yes, this post is a little late!)
DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter

DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter


I fill the little pipes with individual stems of real or artificial flowers! It’s a cute addition to my living room! And let’s face it… it’s definitely a conversation piece! :)
DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter

DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter


Have you made anything for your home with copper pipe?







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6 Responses to “DIY Wall-Mounted Copper Pipe Planter”

  1. Love that your planter is copper, your planter is ingenious. How clever are you and what an awesome idea, Love that it’s so different.
    One of our grandsons is at college in Lexington, KY to be chemical engineer, he’ll be junior this year. He is there on full ride scholarship with 2more yr. scholarship at Louisville university for his masters.
    Next summer will go to Spain on special 6 month project about energy. He’s been on deans list both years. still trying to figure out where this kid came from, so smart.
    Have grand daughter going to college to be special needs teacher also on good scholarship. As you can tell am so very proud of both, great young man people, sweet and loving, responsible. We got to see grandson couple weeks ago at his Dad’s in San Diego for summer visit. Hadn’t seen him&brother for 6 yrs. since they came here for visit.
    He’s hoping to work possibly at Scripps institute in San Diego when he’s thru with school.
    Sorry for bragging on grandkids. Do really love your planter. Happy week

    • EngineerMommy

      Aww you definitely sound like a proud grandma! That’s so sweet. And it definitely sounds like the grandkids are high achievers!
      Thanks for your comment, JaneEllen!

  2. Nice one! I love the idea of using things we normally don’t think of as plant and flower displays. This would be an awesome try on Succulents as well I think. Just pinned found you over at Wonderful Wed :)

  3. I love what you did!!! Copper pipes and a planter – the best combo of all the things I love.

    • EngineerMommy

      Thanks, Michelle! I really love the way it came out! Doesn’t copper make everything a bit fancier?! :)

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