A found a few decorative ideas and even some useful hacks (saw blade shield anyone?) but nothing that really used an ENTIRE 50 foot garden hose.. And then I discovered Brian Jewett. He is the AMAZING LA artist who makes things out of.. ZIP TIES.
And one of his zip tie projects were these garden hose cacti for a large art installation (about water conservation) in LA:
I told you so!! Aren’t those fabulous?!?
Well.. I decided it was worth a shot at making my own. The construction looked pretty straight forward. I didn’t have nearly as much hose as Brian used, but I did come up with my own version which I think is pretty darn cute:
I added some faux flowers instead of the spigot handles, and I put my cactus in a flower pot, so it didn’t look like it was coming out of the ground.
Not a bad second life for a worn out old busted garden hose.
To see how exactly it came together, I put together this short video tutorial: