I used old garden hoses and black zip ties to create a large oval rug to use in front of my planters bench.
Wouldn't those plastic cable ties feel a bit rough and sharp on bare feet?
Put those ends that you would clip off on the bottom so you would be walking on the smooth top part.
Thinking of the tripping hazard only!!!
Agree - looks like a tripping hazard with no obvious purpose. Better to recycle an old hose into something else.
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.
Yeah, that's what I found after hours and hours making one. Don't do it.
Hot glue would be cheaper
Hot glue would not be durable
Doin it !!!! Done!
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.
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.
I made one of these and was excited about the idea. The sun broke down the zip ties after the first summer, and all were breaking. It was a lot of hard work, and ended up in the trash. Only NOW it had 100 zip ties adding to the mix. I would NOT recommend.
how do you join the color together with them having the end on or do you cut each end off? Thanks for the idea
How many ft of hoses did you use? Also are thick or thin hoses better?
Could you join them with a cork and glue?
This is such a great idea....durable and really cool....great outside idea for that old hose....thanks. Gonna make for sure
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!