Our spring season has flown by and we’ve been busy keeping our plants happy and hydrated. With all the watering we do daily, we certainly have some worn out chunks of garden hose lying around. You may have noticed that repurposing and recycling are common themes in this blog so rather than throwing them away, we decided to get creative and use them in a more decorative way. A garden hose wreath may be just the thing that your front door or garden shed is missing.
The supplies you need include an old hose, zip ties, hot glue and Styrofoam or floral foam. You also need a theme and the design possibilities are endless! We used fairy garden items, moss, burlap, and bark to create a whimsical theme.
Start by coiling your hose into the size you would like your wreath to be. Then, take your zip ties and secure them tightly so your wreath keeps its shape; we used two but you can use as many as you need. At this point, you are free to be as creative as you would like. We recommend creating a focal point and have a common theme but it is entirely up to you on how your wreath will look.
In our example, we glued a piece of Styrofoam onto the hose to give our fairy garden items a platform to sit on. This also helped to hide one of the zip ties we used. Next, we glued moss onto the Styrofoam and onto the hose. In order to keep the fairy garden items in place, we put a dot of glue on them before sticking them to the foam. Then we added our stakes which worked great because they were easily pushed into the foam with no extra glue needed. We finished off the wreath with a burlap bow to hide the other zip tie.
Once you are satisfied with your repurposed wreath, hang it over your door for all to admire! You can make displays celebrating holidays, seasons, or just a generally welcoming representation. We hope you find this project to be as fun and easy as we did. Happy gardening and happy crafting!