DIY PVC Children’s Grocery Store {Tutorial}

Today’s winning PVC project – a DIY PVC children’s grocery store – is being shared by Season 16 competitor Hayley

Welcome to the Mouse House

This is Hayley’s third win this season.

She took week one with her amazing removable fabric wallpaper

Removable Fabric Wallpaper Tutorial

She also picked up a win in our week five challenge with her fun hot air balloon necklace

Hot Air Balloon Necklace Tutorial

Learn more about her amazing PVC project – The Market – and pop over to her site today for more of the details.

DIY PVC Children’s Grocery Store Tutorial

Hey guys!  My name is Hayley from Welcome to the Mouse House and I am here today to share how I created The Market from last week!


Now, obviously, everyone’s measurements are going to be different, so I am not going to provide those.  My space may be larger or smaller than what you have to work with so measure your space and determine the lengths you need before heading to the hardware store.


PVC Supplies:


  • 4 equal lengths to create a square for the top
  • 2 lengths for the legs
  • 2 3 inch pieces of PVC
  • 2 90 degree connectors
  • 2 45 degree connectors
  • 2 “T” connectors
  • 4 “U” hooks

(Excuse my chaotic photo… this was done very late at night and I was pretty much delirious!)

 Create the awning by joining your 4 equal lengths together.  Use the 90 degree connectors at the top corners and the “T” connectors at the bottom corners.

Now, you are going to create the legs. Attach your 3 inch piece of PVC to the “T” connector. Then, attach your 45 degree connector. Finally, attach your leg piece.

Clear as mud?

 Attach the other leg and it should now look like this!

Using the 4 “U” hooks, attach to the wall, using anchors if you don’t find a stud… and no, I am not talking about my husband. 


To attach the awning to the bookshelf, you can either glue it or you can find connectors with holes for drilling.  Totally up to you!

At last, it is time to attach your fabric.  

Before attaching it to the frame, I sewed bias tape and the chalkboard banner to my fabric to finish the raw edges. Then, I just hot glued the fabric to the PVC pipe.  Super easy!

The shelves for the groceries is simply a cubby unit from Target flipped on its side!

The shelf that holds the cash register was just a piece of scrap wood we had in the garage and I covered it with chevron shelf paper.  The one end is attached to the wall with a 2×4 and the other end is just leaning on top of the shelf.

Easy as pie!


I hope that helps!  If you guys have any questions or want to know more, please feel free to message me on Facebook or find my contact info on my blog.  As always, I would love to see your creations over on my Flickr page, too!

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  1. says

    Oh my! This is so awesomely cute! I bought my daughter a cash register for her birthday in a few weeks, this would make it a super awesome gift! Great job!