PVC Sprinkler: Lowe’s outdoor challenge

The last week here has been H.O.T…HOT!!  With temps in the high 90’s and low 100’s we have been feeling the heat.  So when Lowe’s challenged their Creative Network to create something to make the outdoors more fun and memorable, I knew this PVC sprinkler would be a perfect fit and would cool us off.

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I have seen a few of these around, but the first one I saw was in the Family Fun magazine a couple of years ago.  I have always wanted to make one.

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I decided to come up with my own design and drew it out before we even got started. My husband and I made a few changes to the design when we actually put it together.

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I was really happy with how it turned out.  The kids LOVE it.  We even had the neighborhood kids and some cousins over to play in it with us.  The kids rode their scooters through it and we have plans to put it over the slip and slide.  Doesn’t that sound like a ton of fun?!

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PVC is really inexpensive and we were able to put this whole thing together for $25.  That is a pretty great price for something that entertained the kids for a couple hours every day and cooled them off during the hottest part of the day.

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I will be back to share with you the specific details for how we build this in case you would like to make something similar at your house.

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What are some fun ways you are making memories outside this summer? We could always use some fun ideas around here!

Next month I will be back with another outside idea, courtesy of Lowes and I’ll be giving away another Lowes Gift Card!  So be sure to keep checking back!

Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


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    what a gr8 idea! looks like so much fun!

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    This is probably the cutest thing you’ve had on your blog in a while! I love all of your stuff, but THIS! LOVE IT! Normally I hesitate to comment on sponsored projects (I’m just weird, I know), but this was beyond cute. :D It’s something I’ve wanted to make after seeing a similar project on Pinterest…

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    Sent your link to my husband… We would LOVE to have one of these and I think he’s just the guy to do it…

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    Allie Erhardt says:


    I saw that (at the link) and wanted to make one immediately. Then, I saw your post!!! thank you thank you thank you!!! I’m so excited to make my own!

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    WOW! I love this idea. SO fun for the kids to play with. Thanks for sharing!. Beautiful daughter.

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    What lucky kids!

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    Oooooooooh….details please! I know my kids would LOVE this and it would be so fun to build together. And for only $25? Awesome!

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    Brandy Nance says:

    Would love to have the details for this my kids would love it! Thanks!!

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    So much fun! We can’t run sprinklers anymore because of water shortages. But I would totally make this if we could:-)


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