I love finding old or broken items and getting to re-invent them. We happened to have a few old hoses with too many kinks and one that had blown a hole! Our marketing coordinator Lisa and I set out to get creative and we came up with a fantastic basket perfect for a plant or magazines and a mat that looks great as a table centerpiece or door mat! In just a few easy steps you can turn old to new and pretty!
Materials for Hose Basket:
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- Make sure to drain the hose of any excess water.
- If the hose is really grimy, clean it with water and a sponge. If is extra gross clean with a bleach and water mixture.
- Take the end of the hose nozzle and bend it in half. Secure the crease with a zip tie.
- Wrap the hose around the bend 5-6 times depending on how you large you want the base of your basket to be. Secure each wrap with zip ties.
- For the next wrap, wrap the loose end of the hose on top of the outside layer of the base. Moving forward you will be wrapping upward to create the basket walls.
- Secure each layer you wrap up with a zip tie to the layer below it.
- Once you get the desired height of the basket or run out hose secure the end with a zip tie. If you have an excess of hose, just snip the end with scissors.
- Next paint the basket with Folk Art Coast Texture Paint. I love this paint because of the beach like feel and the fact that it is indoor/outdoor. To get the best texture dab the paint on using a flat brush or spatula. For this project, I layered using the two colors, Sea Salt and High Tide.
- Let each coat dry for about 15 minutes.
- Once the paint is dry your basket is ready for use indoors or outdoors!
My basket is working out perfectly as a magazine holder on my screened in porch. It could also work great next to a pool or as a planter!
Remember those as seen on tv expanding hoses? Well, they don't last very long and tend to bust. Lisa turned a busted hose into a multi-functional mat!
- Expandable hose
- Hot glue gun and glue
- If the hose is dirty clean with water and soap. Make sure you drain any excess water from inside the hose.
- Use a scissor to cut the nozzle from the hose.
- Take 3-4 inches and fold it in half and use the hot glue to secure.
- Wrap the rest of the hose in a circular motion around the center. Secure as you go with hot glue.
This mat is perfect to use at the door or even use it in a centerpiece on your table!