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How to make a Simple Garden Hose Wreath from an Old Leaky Water Hose

Updated on March 5, 2017
How to Make Simple and Pretty Garden Hose Wreath
How to Make Simple and Pretty Garden Hose Wreath

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

Current Color Wheels are based on the original wheel above.  Isn't that amazing?
Current Color Wheels are based on the original wheel above. Isn't that amazing? | Source

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

To assemble your wreath base you will need a hose, floral wire, needle-nose pliers with wire cutter, or separate pliers and wire cutters.   As you can see I am using just a portion of a hose for this project.
To assemble your wreath base you will need a hose, floral wire, needle-nose pliers with wire cutter, or separate pliers and wire cutters. As you can see I am using just a portion of a hose for this project.

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

Leave wire attached to spool.  This makes it easier to wind wire while holding ontothe spool.  Create a loop long enough to span the thickness of the looped Hose.  Ideally the hook should not show above your wreath creation, but be hidden behind it.
Leave wire attached to spool. This makes it easier to wind wire while holding ontothe spool. Create a loop long enough to span the thickness of the looped Hose. Ideally the hook should not show above your wreath creation, but be hidden behind it.

I used, and recommend, this gauge wire for this Floral Wreath

Floral Arrangement Tape Green 1/2 Inch Paddle Wire 22 Gauge w/ Flower Crafting Tools eBook Bundle
Floral Arrangement Tape Green 1/2 Inch Paddle Wire 22 Gauge w/ Flower Crafting Tools eBook Bundle

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

It's much easier to twist the wire and hold the loop with the pliers than the other way around.
It's much easier to twist the wire and hold the loop with the pliers than the other way around.

Hold Loop behind ends of hose, and begin to wrap through and around.

Learn from my error and hide Loop behind hose so you don't see it from the front when wreath is complete.  I did adjust later to compensate for that.
Learn from my error and hide Loop behind hose so you don't see it from the front when wreath is complete. I did adjust later to compensate for that.

Wrap Around Several Times to Firmly Secure Wreath Base

A hose makes a heavy base, so be sure to wrap enough wire that it will hold the weight of your finished wreath,  hold the shape, and hold it together.
A hose makes a heavy base, so be sure to wrap enough wire that it will hold the weight of your finished wreath, hold the shape, and hold it together.

Twist Hanging Loop with Spooled Wire numerous times, then Cut Wire and Tuck into Wrapped Wire

And remember, don't do as I show.  Twist wire loop until it is hidden behind wreath.  As I mentioned before I did adjust this, but didn't take a picture of it.
And remember, don't do as I show. Twist wire loop until it is hidden behind wreath. As I mentioned before I did adjust this, but didn't take a picture of it.

Start to Attach Floral pieces in the Colors and Shapes you Enjoy.

Since the essence of my design is simple, I wanted my flowers to be held by one wire wrapping as shown.  I chose to wrap only the base leaves for now.  Leaving wire on spool, wrap many times, then cut and tuck end under wrapped wire.
Since the essence of my design is simple, I wanted my flowers to be held by one wire wrapping as shown. I chose to wrap only the base leaves for now. Leaving wire on spool, wrap many times, then cut and tuck end under wrapped wire.

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.

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you enjoyed this Garden Hose Wreath Tutorial. Please Feel Free to Leave a Comment, Suggestion or Successes.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 6 months ago

      What a lovely wreath and such a great idea for a summer decoration. Nice tutorial!