Pot Made From Garden Hose

lindasewandsew(So Cal 9)February 3, 2009

I made this pot by winding a short garden hose around a metal basket and fastening it with galvanized wire pieces. Not much of a basket weaver, lol. I put a small metal rod through the leftover piece of hose and stuck a metal Ikea bird in it. This pot would be the perfect finishing touch in a funky little trailer park flower bed, right between the sofa and the beer bottle pyramid, lol. Linda

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Very cool! Kirk

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 2:31AM
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Love it!!!!!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 3:29AM
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Well I think it is cool. Kathy

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 6:29AM
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Marlene Kindred

Very unique! Love the bird too!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 7:32AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

I like the whole thing. Stil think one of those would make a good hose basket, lol.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 7:50AM
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I like your hose pot and the top wire rim adds a little bit of spunk. Cute way to add the end of the hose too.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 11:06AM
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    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 11:18AM
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FlowerLady6(z10 Fl)

That is really nifty.


    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 2:28PM
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Ms. Sewandsew, you come by your name very honestly! If you run out of fabric, you just go outside and stitch yourself up a basket out of garden hose!!!LOL!! That turned out so cute, and the most unique part is the end of the hose sticking up through the basket with the bird on top, that is the icing on the cake, or ...the hose on the basket! :D
It kinda reminds me of one of those snakes being charmed out of a basket, hey.... thats an idea! You could bend the hose and paint it to look like a snake and add the plants around it!
Whoops, sorry Cherry, I know you have had enough of snakes to last you a lifetime, pretend I didnt say anything about sn.......uh.......what I meant to say was-

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 3:43PM
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TwoMonths(So Calif)

I have some birds like that Linda. Mine are just galvanized. Did you paint those and gussy them up with beads??? June

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 4:13PM
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sewandsew...I am lovin' your "hose pot!" Good work...the aloe plants look great & the rod with left-over hose is a winner! ...funky bird! thanks for sharing! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 7:23PM
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oh that is a great idea and I have an old hose that would work!! Now I need a wire basket!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 9:55PM
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lindasewandsew(So Cal 9)

Thanks everyone,

June, The bird has little bumps on it, and it's galvanized metal. My mom picked up a pile of them for me when Ikea's as-is room closed them out for 10¢ each. I just spray painted it and hope the paint will hold up for awhile.

CP, It's a great idea to make a hose basket.

DD has a tiny flower bed in front of her apt, and she likes colorful pots. We've potted up several different colors already, and she'll get this one on the weekend.

Sherri, Seems like everything I make looks just like everything else I make, whether it's purses, quilts, or garden junk. This is a little different because it's green. I like yellow, red and blue and don't even own green paint, lol. Your snake idea is fun!!

A hose could be smashed and bolted onto any size galvanized bucket, or anything else that would support it. On the website, they used tomato cages for some. I'm guessing that the hoses could be primed and painted with exterior paint and will try it next time. Linda

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 11:47PM
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You did a great job duplicating the ones that sold for $$$ at the one website. From someone who failed basket weaving miserably (the course instructor did half my basket lol), you did a wonderful job on yours! Wouldn't it be neat to create some sort of water feature out of it? Like have it all wound up as a basket and then have the end of the hose spouting water? I like the funky bird you added to yours. Very fun and unique piece!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2009 at 11:58PM
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Looks great & like the bird!!! Your DD will enjoy it & it's a great conversation piece!! Jan

    Bookmark   February 4, 2009 at 1:56AM
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Very creative Linda, I like it! Oh, Luna's idea of making a fountain sounds cool too! I think you are the best "recycler" I know. Luvs

    Bookmark   February 4, 2009 at 1:04PM
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