I LOVE video games. I always have, Im not the best but im also not the worst. Mario has always been a favorite of mine and I needed a pencil holder for my desk. So i decided to make one look like a warp pipe form the Mario games.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
2" pvc pipe
2" test end caps
Step 2: Cutting the Pvc
This project is super easy and cheap!
I used my miter saw to cut the pvc pipe to length. This could be done with a hand saw and you would propably get nicer edges.
The couplings are dangerous to cut on the miter saw. So i stuck it on the end of the pvc and either cut it flush to the pipe or left a bit of a gap.
Watch your fingers!
Step 3: Gluing the Pieces Together
I used black pvc glue since i bought black pvc. My intention was to leave the inside black but then decided to paint the inside.
I spray painted the test caps black and covered them with the black glue.
Then I used a small amount of glue to attach the end cap to the pvc tube.
Once that was dry I then attached the coupling to the pipe with the glue and flushed them up by pushing them together on my work surface.
Step 4: Painting
I used rustoleum spray paint for this.
It has been a little cold in LA recently so I had some runny painted pvc pipe that took forever to dry.
make sure to spray in light coats.
Step 5: Enjoy Your New Pencil Holder!
These came out looking pretty cool. I am going to make some more in the summer when its warmer so I get a better finish. Let me know in the comments if you liked this project or if you made one.
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