Two Ingenious Reuse Ideas for a Leaky Garden Hose

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Did your trusty garden hose spring a leak? It’s bound to happen now and again, but luckily two of the web’s top crafters are here to save the day. Read on for two clever reuse ideas that will come in handy the next time you run over the garden hose with the lawn mower (again).

Garden Hose Wreath

“To say this is my favorite… wreath of all time is an understatement,” Midwestern mom Jill Fritz wrote of this project on her blog, Create Craft Love.

Made from little more than an old garden hose and some decorative elements, this festive summer wreath is a cinch to put together and looks lovely on your front door. It makes a great gift for gardeners, too!

Get step-by-step instructions on how to make your own garden hose wreath.

Garden Hose Doormat

After trying to toss his leaky garden hose in the trash – only to have it rejected by city garbage collectors – blogger Mark Kintzel decided to take another approach.

“I thought they must be sending me some type of message, urging me to repurpose and reinvent this green coiled mess,” Kintzel wrote on his blog, Mark Kintzel Designs.

With a bit of creativity, the Pennsylvania crafter devised this useful and durable doormat made from his old hose. He even wound up thanking local trash workers for inspiring him to reduce landfill waste. Talk about a reuse success story!

Get step-by-step instructions on how to make your own garden hose doormat.

Feature image: Jill Fritz/Create Craft Love

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Mary Mazzoni

Mary Mazzoni

Mary is a lifelong vegetarian and enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, biking and relaxing in the park. When she’s not outside, she’s probably watching baseball. She is a former assistant editor for Earth911.
Mary Mazzoni