Make a wall-mounted flower container
I stumbled across this on Instructables, and while a lot of the ideas are pretty cooky, this one is definitely great. The project uses a PVC pipe to create an unusual wall-mounted container for cut flowers and foliage, and you can make it as large as you want to dress up a plain wall.
Mark the centre of the pipe and then mark every 4cm. Take a drill with a spade bit and drill holes along the length of your PVC pipe as marked.
Use a Dremel MultiTool and cutting disk to cut out the remaining edges and then sand smooth.
You are going to need end caps for the pipe and you can cut these out of pvc sheet, plexiglass or even scrap pine. Cut to size and fit the caps into both ends of the pipe.
Now the pipe is ready to be painted. Use Rust-Oleum Universal spray to paint, as this bonds well with the pipe. Let it dry overnight before you continue. Do the spray painting in a garage or outdoors.
Push florist's sponge into the pipe. You can get this at a florist or craft and hobby store. This serves as a substitute for earth and does not fall out of the tube when it is hanging on the wall. The sponge stores about 10 times its volume of water, which means your arrangement will only need to be topped up about once a week.
[ via instructables ]