Recycled Hoses into Garden Mat

I used old garden hoses and black zip ties to create a large oval rug to use in front of my planters bench.

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Jen Diamond

Wouldn’t those plastic cable ties feel a bit rough and sharp on bare feet?

Aleida Villa

Thinking of the tripping hazard only!!!

bumblebee
bumblebee

Agree – looks like a tripping hazard with no obvious purpose. Better to recycle an old hose into something else.

Mary Cornolo Flomenhoft

Buying plastic ties kind of defeats the purpose, but I love the idea, and would be more likely to use rope, string, or fabric scraps.

Jon Kelsey

Hot glue would be cheaper

Lisa
Lisa

Hot glue would not be durable

Aunt Bridgie McGurk

Doin it !!!! Done!

jennifer
jennifer

I think the zip ties are perfect. since this is for in gardening shed or outside. i don’t garden bare foot. U could always use pieces of tarp sliced up. love all the ideas.

Ann
Ann

I made this rug and have left it outside for 2 summers and 2 winters now. It is had held up very good. As for the zip ties being sharp on the feet. The side that I clipped the tails off of is on the bottom side of the rug. It is very comfortable to walk on..feels just like a pair of croc shoes. It looks as good as when I first made it. I am on mission to make another one this year. The hunt is on for old hoses.

Deb
Deb

how do you join the color together with them having the end on or do you cut each end off? Thanks for the idea

Cscholl
Cscholl

This is such a great idea….durable and really cool….great outside idea for that old hose….thanks. Gonna make for sure

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Nancy-http://www.pickingandflipping.com/

I am so going to do this! I just passed up a hose at a yard sale today! Darn. You can be sure I’ll grab them all from now on. Thanks!

Lis
Lis

I just happen to have an old hose right now and wondered if you have or could supply a more detailed tutorial? The pictures are great but I personally need a little more instruction. How did you keep the different colored hoses in a pattern? Did you just cut them where you wanted them to end? How do you decide how long to start in the middle? I need a certain size and I am wondering how to start the rug to get the size I want. Thank you so much for any help you might be able to offer.… Read more »

Sarah Schneiderman
Sarah Schneiderman

Wish I’d thought of this before I threw out my old hoses.

ellieraye
ellieraye

I agree–the wire ties are very uncomfortable and they dry rot quickly becoming sharper. I’ve been making for years without the wire ties. The adhesive holds for years in all types of weather.

Pamela
Pamela

Ellieraye, what adhesive did you use?

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