Turn Garden Hose into a Basket: Easy 10-Step Project

Before you throw those old garden hoses out, think again.
Before you throw those old garden hoses out, think again, because you can transform a garden hose into a basket.

This DIY transformation of a garden hose into a basket is very simple and easy to make.

Our next-door neighbour recently threw out several garden hoses. He said his son had given him several new ones. “Out with the old, in with the new,” he added. It’s always a shame to see perfectly good items go to waste, but sometimes it’s necessary. In this case, our neighbour’s son had given him new hoses, so he had to get rid of the old ones. We’re sure they’ll be put to good use.

When I saw the DIY project that involved turning a garden hose into a basket, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to put my neighbour’s “trash” to good use. I asked if I could have the hoses and he agreed. Now, I’ve upcycled those hoses into something that everyone can enjoy.

I went home happy, knowing that I could be breathing new life into old garden hoses. I had been wanting something to store my garden tools in, and a garden hose basket seemed like the perfect solution. I gathered my materials, and my garden tools and got to work, carefully measuring and folding the hoses to the correct size.

I secured them together with strong zip ties, making sure the basket was secure and sturdy. Then, I added a handle so I could easily carry it around the garden. I stepped back to admire my handiwork, and I was so pleased with the results. The transformation of this garden hose into a basket was exactly what I had been wanting, and it was so simple and easy to make.

Upcycling a garden hose into a basket.
These DIY baskets from garden hoses are very simple and easy to make.

With just a few simple supplies and a little bit of creativity, you can transform an ordinary garden hose into a basket that’s beautiful and unique. This project is perfect for those who want to add a personal touch to their home décor, or for those who are looking for a thoughtful and unique gift idea. Best of all, it can be completed without the need for any expensive or specialized tools.

Transforming a garden hose into a basket is very, very simple. Since it didn’t involve high-powered tools, I asked one of my sons to help me out. He basically did most of the tying – you’ll know what I mean when you go over the tutorial.

We made four beautiful baskets out of old garden hoses. Two we use to hold tools in the garden, and one is in the kitchen holding freshly cut flowers. The other one, I gave to my mother-in-law – and she liked it, too! We’re really happy with how these baskets turned out! It’s a great way to repurpose old garden hoses, and they look great too. We’ll definitely be making more of these in the future.

Again, don’t throw out those old garden hoses just yet! There are plenty of ways to repurpose them before you get rid of them. For example, take a look at some of these baskets made from old garden hoses. They’re a great way to add some extra storage to your home, and they’re also eco-friendly.

Turning a Garden Hose into a Basket

Materials

  • Garden hose
  • Heavy-duty zip ties

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Prepare Your Garden Hose: Start by selecting an old garden hose for your basket project. Ensure it’s clean and dry. If the hose is too long, use scissors to cut it to your desired length. This will make handling easier and help you gauge the final size of your basket.
  2. Begin Coiling the Hose: Lay the hose flat on a clean surface and start coiling it tightly from one end. Make sure the coils are neat and even as this will form the base of your basket. Keep coiling until the base reaches your desired diameter.
  3. Secure the Base with Zip Ties: Once the base is complete, use heavy-duty zip ties to secure the coils together. Space the zip ties evenly around the circumference of the base to ensure stability. Tighten them firmly but avoid cutting the ends just yet, as you’ll need to adjust them in the next steps.
  4. Build the Basket Walls: After securing the base, start building the walls by continuing to coil the hose upwards. Keep the coils tight and close to each other to maintain the basket’s shape. As you coil, use additional zip ties to secure each new layer to the one below it. Place zip ties at regular intervals to keep the structure sturdy.
  5. Shape the Basket: As you continue coiling, shape the basket according to your preference. You can create a straight, cylindrical shape or a wider, bowl-like basket. Adjust the tension of the hose and the placement of the zip ties to achieve the desired form.
  6. Finish the Top Edge: Once you reach the height you want, cut the hose and neatly tuck the end inside the basket. Secure the end with a final zip tie to keep it in place. Ensure the top edge is smooth and free from sharp ends.
  7. Trim the Zip Tie Ends: Go around the basket and trim all the excess ends of the zip ties. Use scissors to cut them as close to the hose as possible, creating a neat finish.
  8. Add Handles (Optional): If you want handles on your basket, cut two small sections of the hose and attach them to the sides with zip ties. This will make the basket easier to carry.
  9. Inspect Your Work: Review the basket to make sure all parts are secure and the shape is even. Adjust any zip ties or hose sections as needed to ensure the basket is sturdy and looks good.
  10. Enjoy Your Basket: Your garden hose into a basket is now complete. You can use it to store garden tools, as a unique planter, or even as a decorative piece. This creative project not only repurposes an old garden hose but also adds a unique touch to your home.

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Below is a video instruction to turning a garden hose into a basket if you need visual instructions.

Creative Uses for Garden Hose Baskets

One excellent technique to recycle and give old materials new life is to turn a garden hose into a basket. There are many more uses for these adaptable baskets both inside and outside. Here are some imaginative applications of your garden hose baskets to maximize their individual appeal.

1. Garden Tool Organizer

Putting your garden tools in order is one of the most useful applications for a garden hose basket. Stow in the basket your gloves, trowels, pruners, and other little gardening necessities. This keeps whatever you need to work in the garden easily accessible. Durability and convenience of transportation are guaranteed by the robust design of the hose. 

2. Unique Planter

Make a unique planter by turning your garden hose into a basket. Because of its robust yet flexible design, the basket works well as a pot holder or when filled straight with dirt. Your flora will pop out more in your garden or patio with this unusual and rustic touch.

3. Outdoor Storage Solution

Making a garden hose into a basket to be used as an outside storage container for oddballs like gardening gloves, pool toys, or outdoor décor. Its weatherproof qualities make it ideal for storing things outside that are both secure and orderly. It also gives your storage possibilities more inventiveness.

4. Indoor Decorative Basket

Turning a garden hose into a basket and using it as interior décor will help you to recreate the attractiveness of a garden hose within your house. It can be a chic laundry basket, a place to store blankets and periodicals. Any area gains an original, artistic touch from the hose’s textured, vibrant look, which combines usefulness with visual appeal. 

5. Picnic or Beach Tote

A garden hose basket can be a sturdy and eye-catching tote for your picnic or beach trips. Pack it with snacks, towels, and other essentials. The robust structure and easy-to-clean material make it ideal for carrying items to and from your outdoor adventures.

6. Gift Basket

Make your own gift basket starting with a garden hose basket. Stow fill it with goods catered to the recipient’s preferences, such as chocolates for a foodie or gardening equipment for a plant enthusiast. The present is made much more memorable and precious by the basket’s unusual, handcrafted quality.

7. Craft Supply Organizer

If making, arrange your materials by turning a garden hose into a basket. It works great to store art supplies, fabric, or knitting. Everything is kept in place and your workstation or craft room has a little artistic flair from the robust hose structure.

Make the most of turning a garden hose into a basket by looking at these inventive applications. These baskets are useful and fashionable whether used for particular décor, useful storage, or a customised gift. Accept the adaptability and environmental friendliness of turning a garden hose into a basket and relish the countless options it presents. 

Conclusion

Transforming a garden hose into a basket is an innovative and eco-friendly project that breathes new life into old materials. This simple yet creative DIY can add functional and aesthetic value to any space. Whether used for storage, decoration, or gifting, a garden hose basket is a versatile addition to your home.

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