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A Mother’s Day Gift
For those who don’t know, my mom is extremely passionate about gardening, so when my aunt wanted to make these hose wreaths, I knew it was the perfect Mother’s Day gift, but really it can also be gifted any time of the year. If you’re making it in the fall, instead of using spring pinks and purples, use faux fall leaves and sunflowers. It’s a perfect gift for the gardener in your life.
Hoses break for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes its the heat, in other cases, like mine, it might be someone ran it over with in the lawn mower. In any case, hoses are not recyclable, so what’s a green girl to do? Well make it into a wreath, of course.
Things you need:
- A hose
- Glue Hot Glue Gun and Sticks might work unless you live in warmer places, then I would go with Gorilla Super Glue)
- A bit of wire
Decorations such as:
- Burlap Craft Ribbon, 1 1/2-Inch x 9-Feet, Natural
- Assorted Faux Butterflies
- Silk Flowers
- Seed packets
- If you use something heavier like Gloves or Gardening Tools Set, I would recommend using fishing line or twine to hold them on.
So to start, get your hose ready. You can either use the whole thing or just a piece. Start with a loop the size you want (If it’s a heavy duty hose, you can wrap a piece of wire so it stays put) and then just keep looping until you have the size of wreath you want.
Once you have your wires wrapped around to hold the wreath in the shape you want, wrap burlap around the hose. Glue it in several spots to make sure it holds. Also use something like a pipe cleaner or zip tie to hold the glue while it dries.
Wrap a looped wire around the middle of the top part to use a hanger.
Then add your butterflies, flowers and other greenery as you see fit.
Although I only made one with burlap and a couple of flowers, Miss Kopy Kat goes into great detail about all kinds of ways you can make it.
Once the glue is dry, take off the zip ties and you’ve got yourself an upcycled hose wreath!