Flowers on the Wall

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Introduction: Flowers on the Wall

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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Step 1:

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!)

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

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.

Step 6:

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.

Step 7:

Put a lot of dried moss in the pipe. You can get this in every flower shop, most of the time you'll even get it for free. This serves as a substitute for earth and does not fall out of the tube when it is hanging on the wall. Moss can store about 10 times its volume of water. Thus you have to pour the flower tube only about once a week.

Step 8:

Put in flowers you like! 
Especially suitable are grasses from the jungle but also ivy does well and looks good. You should use plants which need only little water.

Step 9:

Done is the flower tube!!

Step 10:

These measurements are in centimeters. If you print this detailed description on a sheet of A4 paper, you can use it as a template, since the dimensions on the right are at a scale of 1:1

Have fun!

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    28 Discussions

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    lightyourworld
    lightyourworld

    1 year ago

    This looks so gorgeous and minimalistc

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    SandraH28
    SandraH28

    4 years ago

    This is very beautiful. I was just wondering last night what I was going to do with all my plants when I bring them in for the winter months. I think I will make a few and them one under the other. Thank you very much.

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    EliP1
    EliP1

    5 years ago on Step 9

    Amazing! Simple, easy and cheap. It looks very very good! Well done :)

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    shazni
    shazni

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    strudl1803
    strudl1803

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    jmekway
    jmekway

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Beautiful piece, Strudl1803! I can imagine many uses for it.

    Can you detail how you have mounted it? How long has it been installed?

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    strudl1803
    strudl1803

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    paqrat
    paqrat

    7 years ago on Step 10

    This is, indeed, very cool. Is there any reason why you wouldn't use pvc for this?

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    strudl1803
    strudl1803

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    ginchy
    ginchy

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Okay, I know it's early and I'm not quite awake, but what are the pen caps for?

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    strudl1803
    strudl1803

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    EtchdUnltd
    EtchdUnltd

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    cassiadawn
    cassiadawn

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I wonder if this would work for herbs? Would be great growing in a sunny spot in a kitchen!

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    pedro_nf
    pedro_nf

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Someone has a list of the plants that can grow inside such a thing? Plants that can be found in Europe?

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    sang84119
    sang84119

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Adding some LEDs will make it more beautiful at night ^^ anyway, I love it.