Using a garden hose to create a wreath is a fun way to use a nonconventional everyday item in a brand new way. Showcase your love of gardening with this easy-to-make DIY idea.
- Garden hose
- Mini garden tools
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Burlap ribbon
- Floral wire
Place ring of garden hose flat on work surface. Slightly loosen hose until ends are positioned along bottom.
Cut long length of twine and tightly wrap around bottom of hose. Secure with knot and trim excess twine.
Apply line of hot glue to one side of one garden tool handle. Position next garden tool so that handles touch. Let dry completely. Repeat with any additional garden tools.
To make a bow, follow these steps:
- To create the center loop, curl the ribbon and pinch it at the base.
- Begin making larger loops on either side of the center loop, increasing in size the more loops you add, and pinch it in the center. We did five loops on each side of the center loop.
- To make the tails of the bow, we created two large loops on the opposite side of the center loops, still pinching in the center. Cut the ribbon just past where you’re pinching.
- Insert floral wire or a pipe cleaner through the center loop and wrap around to the back. Tightly twist the wire together a few times to secure the loops.
- Cut your tail loops in half and then trim them at a diagonal.
- Begin fluffing your bow by rearranging and stretching the loops.
- Give your bow a final fluff.
Attach garden tools to twine on hose with hot glue. Place a small amount of hot glue on backside of bow and position on handles of tools. Let dry completely.
ORANGE & FIELD TIP: Be sure to use a hose that’s not too long but also not too short. The hose we found was 10 feet long and created three rings.