Industrial Chic: Galvanized Pipe Vase

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If you are like me, you are probably ready for the beauty of spring. Flowers will soon be blooming everywhere and you may be looking for new and inventive ways to bring some of the outdoors inside.

Galvanized Pipe Vase by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Galvanized Pipe Vase by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Today we have a simple vase project that will add some industrial flair to your tabletop. With just a few pieces from the local home improvement store we have created a vessel for a chic floral arrangement. Make it as directed or make a bigger one with more elbows and T's to suit your needs.

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Gathering the materials

Gathering the materials

Step ONE

Step ONE

Step TWO

Step TWO

Step THREE

Step THREE

Step FOUR

Step FOUR

The materials:

  • (1) 1”x5” galvanized pipe
  • (1) 1”x6” galvanized pipe
  • (1) 1”x8” galvanized pipe
  • (1) 1” galvanized T fitting
  • (3) 1” 90˚ galvanized elbow fitting
  • (3) 1”xCLOSE galvanized pipe
  • (3) 1” galvanized connectors
  • white plumbers tape
  • gloves
  • water
  • flowers
Galvanized Pipe Vase by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Galvanized Pipe Vase by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

The steps:

  1. Thoroughly clean the galvanized pipes and fittings. Assemble the base first by attaching one of the 1”xCLOSE pipes to each open end of the T fitting. Before attaching, wrap the threaded end of each pipe tightly with white plumber's tape. Attach an elbow to open end of each of the 1”xCLOSE pipes. Tighten snugly by inserting a screwdriver into the opening of the elbow and spinning it around.
  2. Attach the 6" and 8" pipes to the elbows on the long part of the T fitting. Attach the 3" pipe to the elbow on the short part of the T fitting. Attach connectors to the top of each of the pipes.
  3. Wearing a pair of gloves (I learned the hard way that the threads will cut your hands), tighten all connections at tightly as possible. Fill the vase with water at the lowest pipe. The other pipes will be filled to the same level. Add flowers.
Galvanized Pipe Vase by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest

Galvanized Pipe Vase by Sam Henderson of Today's Nest