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How to make a Simple Garden Hose Wreath from an Old Leaky Water Hose
The First Time I saw a Garden Hose Wreath on Pinterest, I knew I had to Make my Own
I'm a Gardener, Crafter, and nearly rabid Recycler. I really enjoy repurposing anything and everything. I have a hard time throwing anything out even if unusable since I have created some of my favorite designs from things most people toss away. As you might guess, this Project is right up my alley.
The following instructional will show how to make elegant and charming wreath featuring, of all things, a garden hose. With a few tips on how to go about this, even a beginner with the right tools can make a beautiful front door wreath.
I Love the Garden Hose Wreaths that Crafters have created
However, I do so enjoy a minimalistic, oriental design. This is my attempt at that simplistic style.
I hope you like it as much as I do.
If my finished Wreath is not quite your style, you can always build on my design to make it as fancy or full as you like!
Use this Color Wheel for Flower Color Design Choices. Start with one Color you'd like to Feature
Choose your Color Pallette Style from the Wheel Above
Which style do you like?
- Complimentary Colors- Shades near each other on the wheel. Example: Reds and Oranges. Soften the choice by adding a 3rd choice like Yellows.
- Contrasting Colors - Shades are directly opposite each other on the Wheel. Example: Purple and Yellow. You can soften the contrast by choosing the shades next to the directly opposite colors such as violet and light yellow
- Monochromatic Colors - Colors from the same Family like Deep Blue, Baby Blue, and the Palest of Blue.
Recommended for Any Wreath Designs - Green
- Always matches any colors chosen
- Makes a good filler
- Makes artificial flowers appear more natural
Optional - White
- Some - Makes the other colors pop.
- Lots - Softens the whole design.
Supplies and Tools needed for this Wreath Design
- Hose ~ New or Used. Cut shorter if very long
- Combination Needle-nose Pliers & Wire Cutter or Single use Pliers and Wire Cutter
- Floral Wire
- Silk or Artificial Flowers & Plants
- Floral Tape
- Glue Gun (optional)
Assemble the Hose Wreath Base
As you can see, I am using just a portion of a hose for this project. There's a reason for that.
The hose I am repurposing for the wreath had quite a few kinks in it. Many wreath designers use a complete, but shorter hose. Many crafters actually highlight the brass hose ends by attaching sprayers to complete the garden theme.
First, Bend your Floral Wire into a Hanger Hook
I used, and recommend, this gauge wire for this Floral Wreath
Although I used different type and older style spool, I do have a paddle style spool for a different gauge wire. The paddle is actually much easier to manipulate.
Bonus with this purchase is floral tape. I finished this wreath at the end of the season and had not taken a photograph of the tape wrapped wire. I have no idea why, but do show the tape in the supplies photo above. I highly recommend taping to protect the hanging surface.
Hold Hanging Loop with Pliers and Twist
Hold Loop behind ends of hose, and begin to wrap through and around.
Wrap Around Several Times to Firmly Secure Wreath Base
Twist Hanging Loop with Spooled Wire numerous times, then Cut Wire and Tuck into Wrapped Wire
Start to Attach Floral pieces in the Colors and Shapes you Enjoy.
Tuck Silk Flowers into Wire Wrapping.
The tightness of the wire wrapping should hold your arrangement.
If not, revert to the crafters version of duct tape and warm up your hot glue gun.
Before Hanging your New Creation...
Wrap any wire that may rub against your door, siding or wall with the floral tape. I have yet to post an image of this, but will do as soon as I am ready to hang it up this Spring. And yes, I can't wait for Spring to have Sprung.
My Reasoning of my Flower Choices
As my centerpiece I chose a Rose with attached flower bud.
For drama, I added Forsythia branches.
To round out the pastel shade of pink, and intensify the bright yellow color, I added a white flower spike.
Here's a Video Tutorial on YouTube for 2 different styles of Floral Garden Hose Wreaths
More Design Options for your Wreath
Add Fun Items to your Design like:
- Garden Gloves
- Small watering cans
- Garden Tools
- If used in a protected area, Seed Packets
- Big Bows
These are just a few ideas that come to mind. Let your Creativity lead you to other ideas.
My Wreath Inspirations on Pinterest
- 1000+ images about Wreaths & Door Decor- I want to make ALL of them! on Pinterest | Wreaths, She
Explore Beth Duerr aka SoyCandlelover's board "Wreaths & Door Decor- I want to make ALL of them!" on Pinterest, the world's catalog of ideas. | See more about Wreaths, Sheds and Spring wreaths.