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RECYCLED GARDEN IDEAS #R001 NEW USES FOR AN OLD GARDEN HOSE
Reweb a chair.
If you have children and a swing-set, you can wrap a section of the hose around the swing chains to protect their fingers. If you cannot remove the chains to fit the hose over them, just cut a slit in the side and wrap it around the chain.
Make a topiary.
You can make a soaker hose for your gardens and plants. Just punch holes throughout the old hose, lay into your garden or plant bed, and connect one end into a rain barrel or cistern…that way you don’t have to worry about watering anymore, you don’t have to use municipal water, and you can save money by not buying a new soaker hose!
Are you a tool bearing type of person? If so, you might have experienced getting cut by your saw at one point in your life. By cutting a section of hose and putting a slit in the side, you can cover the sharp edges of your tools. They also make a great grip for hand tools for people with arthritis.
Make a basket with zip ties.
Painter by trade or hobby? Then you know that carrying/holding a paint can for an extended period of time will leave some nice marks in your palm. Wrapping a section of the hose over the wire handle will give your hands a much needed break.
Gird the garage. Until junior drivers master backing in, screwing lengths of hose at car-bumper level to corners of the garage door frame beats repairing dented trim.
Wow, and you were just going to throw it away... Don't miss our creative vase and how-to's below in GARDEN GOODIES.
You will Need:
(1) old garden hose
(1) heavy non-porous ceramic, stone or marble plate or base (get these at garage sales or thrift stores, or use your unmatched dinner plates)
(1) utility knife
(1) silicone glue
elastic or small bungee cord
1. Clean and cut the hose into various desired lengths with a utility knife. I used 6 pieces in varying sizes. If your hose has string reinforcement like mine did, just use a lighter to burn off the edges.
3. Silicone the hose pieces onto the base in the desired arrangement. Keep them in place with painters tape,a small bungee cord or elastic (like I used here). Let dry overnight.
4. Voila! You now have a fun vase for your flowers.Try varying sizes and amounts of hose and see what happens. FEEDBACK