PVC Pipe Curtain Rods : Here is the price break down on PVC pipe versus regular curtain rods. This price is what it would cost me to do 20+ feet of wall space. 1 3/8" Drapery Rods = $77.94 (from Lowes) 1 3/8" Drapery Rods = $150.00 (Bed Bath and Beyond) 1 3/8" Drapery Rods = $159.98 (Amazon.com) or 1 1/4" PVC Pipe = $9.09 Holy Money Saver! So, PVC Pipe it was.
I just wanted to add the progress of the scarecrow man. Rather than paying big bucks for the specialty PVC pipe bits (for just the shoulders and head it would have been a minimum of £10 and a cross piece is as much as £15 for all the little bits, I braved IKEA for a NOT lamp that was £5.25, gutted it and used a leftover PVC pipe which I drilled holes through. I've got the whole shape for half the price!!!