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Turn an Old Garden Hose Into a Flower Pot

DIY - How to turn a garden hose into a flower pot.

You know those soaker hoses? Well, this is a soaker hose wound up into a garden pot! Easy and fun. I used zip ties to hold it together. This was a fun project!!

I started with a soaker hose and then twirled around and around holding the different layers together with zip ties. I'm sure you can use a green hose or any color, really.

I started coiling the hose and using zip ties to hold two or three coils together. I went around and around. It was a little easier when I employed help - hubs and son. One coiled and put the zip tie around a few hose coils and the other pulled the zip tie tight.

For most of the pot I wrapped a zip tie around 2 hose coils. Believe it or not, it's quite sturdy. I was thinking it might be a little flimsy but not so. I did pull the zip ties tightly.

Here it is finished with the hose connection sticking out the back, ready to be hooked up to a hose to keep the plant watered... water seeps through the soaker hose keeping the plant healthy and hydrated.

See all the long zip tie ends? They all had to be cut - had hubs do this because it was really TEDIOUS. :)

Here it is with all the zip lines cut... except at the bottom for aeration - or was it because it looked finished enough. I don't believe in overworking a project.  (As my granddaughter says, "Git 'er done".

I bought a roll of black garden liner, the kind that keep the weeds from growing around the plants.

I cut a circle of the fabric around the pot and then put some soil and a large hanging plant of yellow pansies on top.

I pushed the extra black garden fabric back into the pot once I planted the flowers in it. 

I put the end of the hose around the back so that the real hose which will deliver the water to the soaker hose flower pot will not be seen. 

See that sculpture (in the upper right hand corner of the picture) of a little girl kissing a boy? I love it. I picked it up off the side of the road.  No one really notices that part of the boy's right arm is broken.  I put it in with the ivy on the side of the woods. If I angle it a certain way the broken part isn't even visible, especially in the summer when the green plants are all up and around it.

Have a great weekend. 



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  1. Very creative idea! I love the yellow flowers against the black hose. Really bold and beautiful.

    1. Thanks lara. I was trying to decide between yellow or red.

  2. That is lovely. I would not have ever thought of using a water hose like that. Great idea!

  3. Very clever and cute, Linda! I agree with Lara about the great color contrast...love that!

  4. This is so creative! I love the look of it. Even the tie wraps give it character! Thanks for sharing!

  5. That's a very clever idea!

  6. omg, this idea is soo in time!! i just accrued an old bright yellow hose on a reel (which im gona use for my new green hose) & was thinking how i can possibly recycle it (as i love recycling), now i know!! thx vr much for inspiration :) x

  7. Thank you for linking up to the Small Victories Sunday Linky. This is such a great and cute idea! I have pinned this to our board. Have a great week!

  8. Clever way to recycle and old hose and lovely as well. This idea is very creative and looks great...thanks for sharing!

  9. I have several old garden hoses, and I hate throwing them away. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea! :-)

  10. What a great way to recycle! Will keep this one in mind. Thanks.

  11. What a great way to recycle. I'll definitely keep this in mind. Thanks.

  12. Very clever indeed! I love it.

  13. Stopping by from the Wednesday Roundup. Such a cute idea, pinned, tweeted and shared on FB. Thanks for sharing! Shari... @ www.puregracefarms.com

  14. Such a great idea! Thank you for linking up to the Small Victories Sunday linky. I have pinned this to our board. Have a great week!

  15. That's totally unique. I have some old green hoses I want to do that with, but green zip ties are hard to come by. You've definitely got me thinkng!