Galvanized Plumbing Material Succulent Garden

Galvanized Plumbing Material Succulent Garden from Finding Home

Today I want to share with you a succulent garden I made using galvanized plumbing material.

But first, there is story as to how I got here…

Last week, my girlfriend texted me right about the time my daughter’s bus arrives.  Normally, that would not be an issue, but in this case – I was still asleep.

Yup, totally overslept.  I was out cold.  Swore I set an alarm.  Didn’t.

Normally, it wouldn’t be a big deal – just drive her to school and hope we make it on time.

But that day – was state testing.  The final day of state testing.  I should point out that we missed the bus the first day of state testing as well.

That day, we were ready early – but somehow, I got the times mixed up in my head.

Needless to say, my worrying daughter was a wreck both mornings as I drove her to school.

I will be accepting my Mother of the Year award tomorrow.  However, The records should clearly state that she was not late either day.

Back to last week – I found myself “in town” where my daughter goes to school.  I had planned to go a big box hardware store that day – but decided to venture instead to the good old fashioned local hardware store.

An hour later, this what I came out with (along with some paint and a strange assortment of other items).

Galvanized Plumbing Material Succulent Garden from Finding Home

These are galvanized end caps for plumbing and heating pipes.  At least that is what I think they are.

Anyone have a better explanation?

Galvanized Plumbing Material Succulent Garden from Finding Home

But my strange eye thought they looked like the perfect containers to plant some succulents.  The texture of the galvanized metal was just perfect.

Galvanized Plumbing Material Succulent Garden from Finding Home

  So after a few raised eyebrows from the employees as to what exactly I was doing with some end caps, paints and plants – I brought my goodies home.

And made a pretty galvanized succulent garden.

Galvanized Plumbing Material Succulent Garden from Finding Home

It was simple, easy and inexpensive – and I think quite unique and pretty.

So, hurry now – head to the hardware store to make your own!

And let me know what other fun items you find to re-purpose!

Wishing you a great day and thanks for reading!


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24 thoughts on “Galvanized Plumbing Material Succulent Garden”


  1. Laura, it all sounds like a “happy accident” to me!! And what great results, those galvanized things look so great planted up…..don’t think I would have seen the potential…..what a good eye you have!! I love the succulents you chose…they look just beautiful and the textures are just right!! Hope your daughters testing turned out well too! Thanks for sharing with all of us your great idea! Blessings, Linda

  2. great idea….have you got a list of some succulents that are easy to keep…I’ve not got green fingers , but loove the look of this! would look nice under a bell jar….

  3. I am amazed each time I see you wonderful posts/ ideas!!! Love this!!!! I have an unusual curtain rod in the bay window in my bedroom…. It is copper pipe…. Bends where needs to…has a great patina after awhile an fairly inexpensive.

  4. These look a lot like sheet metal. If they are anything like it I would caution anybody to stay away from them. My son who works in air conditioning cut an artery when sheet metal slipped from his hand. It is razor sharp.