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Flowers on the Wall

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In this tutorial I will show you how you can put flowers on your wall using only simple tools. For little money you can add this eye-catcher to your flat as a unique combination of real plants and stylish design!
 
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Use a normal drain-pipe and choose the length as you please. Sign the center along the tube and mark every 4cm. Take a drill with a milling adapter. Drill at 4cm distance from each hole into the tube (You can cut the big whole into the pipe even without using the drill but only a cutter / carpet knife - but with the drill in the first it is easier!)

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Take a cutter / carpet knife and cut of the milled edges. As a ruler I used a wood lath attached to the table.

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By and large, the basis of your flower tube should now be completed, having cutted the other side, too.

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Now you just have to attach the end pieces. I got them cut from Plexiglas and glued with PVC glue on the inside.

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Now the pipe is ready to be painted. Use spray paint in the color you like in several layers and let it dry for at least one day before you continue. It's best to use a special room for this work to prevent health problems and to achieve a perfect result.

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If there are a few errors in the coating (dust, dirt, ...) you can simply remove it, grind the place a bit and then paint it again.
After having finished this step drill two holes in the back side of the pipe (you can look up the exact position in the detailed description with all the measures in the picture at the end of this tutorial). 
Glue two pen caps from the inside onto the holes and let it dry.

Now you should have a perfect tube, ready to be planted.
shazni1 year ago
What do you mean by pen caps? is it like the normal pen's lid? please would you post pictures of the mounting hole so i could see it clearly.
thanks
strudl1803 (author)  shazni1 year ago
I put the pen caps into the back side of the tube, so I can easily to put the pipe on and off the two nails in the wall.
jmekway1 year ago
Beautiful piece, Strudl1803! I can imagine many uses for it.

Can you detail how you have mounted it? How long has it been installed?
strudl1803 (author)  jmekway1 year ago
Thank you! If you want to do one on your own, just use the template (step 10), since the dimensions on this sheet are at a scale of 1:1
paqrat1 year ago
This is, indeed, very cool. Is there any reason why you wouldn't use pvc for this?
strudl1803 (author)  paqrat1 year ago
I can not recommend the PVC-pipe because the material itself is too soft to resist the missing material on one side. Therefore, I would use a harder plastic pipe.
ginchy1 year ago
Okay, I know it's early and I'm not quite awake, but what are the pen caps for?
strudl1803 (author)  ginchy1 year ago
The put the pen caps into the back side of the tube, so it is easy to put the pipe on the two nails in the wall.
Etobic1 year ago
simple and useful - I like it
freeclup1 year ago
its fantastic - freeclup
EtchdUnltd1 year ago
This is awesome! I think the only down side to grown herbs in this would be that PVC is toxic and would leach into your plants.

I would totally make this though using house plants!
cassiadawn1 year ago
I wonder if this would work for herbs? Would be great growing in a sunny spot in a kitchen!
pedro_nf1 year ago
Someone has a list of the plants that can grow inside such a thing? Plants that can be found in Europe?
denmkay1 year ago
Cool. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
sang841191 year ago
Adding some LEDs will make it more beautiful at night ^^ anyway, I love it.
Few Bits1 year ago
So sleek and modern! I love it!
whait861 year ago
Very cool
onoyoudint1 year ago
I like this!, but I can't help but think that PVC pipe might work just as well, without the eventual rust problem. I know that PVC is PNG ("product non grata" due to composition), but screwing on plumbing end caps would be easier than cutting and gluing.
Or hang it vertically, leave the top end open for easy watering.
Still, it is a good tutorial, and I like the idea of wall mounting since pots take up so much surface area.
Tazo1 year ago
Great Idea

I think I will try this using a thick Bamboo stick or an aluminum pipe
PurpleKat1 year ago
Beautiful! Do you think this would work for strawberries?
strudl1803 (author)  PurpleKat1 year ago
I don't know but really do think so! Great idea, maybe I will test it!
Very beautiful and creative!
ChrysN1 year ago
Gorgeous!
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