It’s May 15th! Why does that matter, you ask? Well, it means it’s time for this month’s Home Depot Gift Challenge! Woop woop! If you’re new here, this HDGC is a challenge where 12 other bloggers and I take the same item from Home Depot, and turn it into a fabulous gift for a specified person. It’s so much fun to see what each other comes up with! I gotta say, this group of ladies is craaaaaazy talented. You do NOT want to miss checking out their projects at the end of this post!
(We are in no way associated with Home Depot; we just really love their stuff!)
So, ready to find out what this month’s chosen item was? A 2×4. And wow, it was actually tough this time around (again!). Do you know just how many things you can make with a 2×4?!
This month’s gift was also supposed to be for a new homeowner, so I tried to think of what I would want if I were moving into a new house. My hubby and I thought about it for awhile, and since we’ve been working out in the yard a lot, we decided to tackle an organizational project that any new homeowner would appreciate!
Garden hoses are necessary, and something every new homeowner will need. Let me just tell you that organizing our hose was not on the top of our “to-do” list when we moved into our house, so our hoses still just lay strewn about the yard. Mainly because I’m lazy after I water my plants and don’t want to bother with it. 🙂
But, having something to coil my hose up on would make it a lot easier to actually put it away. And so, we made a little 2×4 DIY garden hose storage!
We started with this:
Our local Home Depot cut our 2×4 in half for us, so we had two long pieces. We literally got everything we needed for this project right at Home Depot which made it even easier!
You could even make two of these garden hose storages because you’ll have two 2×4’s after cutting. We also found this fabulous pack of 2 utility hooks for something like $2.86 (they were where all the bike hooks were!) Totally a steal, and the perfect size to hold our hose!
Again, since there are two utility hooks in a pack, you can make two of these bad boys!
First, we started by attaching the hook to our 2×4. We put it close to the top, as we knew a good foot of the bottom of the 2×4 would have to be in the ground to support a heavy hose. David drilled a couple of pilot holes for the screws.
Then, he screwed in the screws almost all the way in, put on the hook, and tightened them.
I wanted the whole thing to be one color, so I chose a nice textured spray paint from Rustoleum that would give it a little character.
I spray painted the whole thing with a few coats, including the hook. I left about half a foot of wood on the bottom unpainted since it as just going to be in the ground anyway.
While that dried, I had David cut another 2×4 to be 6 inches long. This would be nailed down on top of the hose storage, to be able to hold a potted plant. I sprayed painted that piece of wood with the textured paint to match.
After everything dried, we hammered in a few long nails on top of the 2×4 pretty close together in the middle.
Then we screwed down the flower pot from the inside.
We made sure the screws were far enough apart that they didn’t run into the nails.
I planted a pretty little pansy in the pot. I felt like the hose storage would be a little bare and boring without it!
David dug a nice hole outside about a foot deep, placed the hose storage inside, and then put the dirt back around it and packed it down good. I was a little worried it would fall over with the weight of the hose (and David almost went as far as cementing it!), but it’s held up perfectly! I think burying it a foot deep was perfect, any less and it would topple forward.
We are so thrilled with how it turned out. This is totally the perfect gift for a new homeowner! In fact, my in-laws just bought a new house, so they just might be getting a little something soon… 🙂
Yikes, don’t mind that ugly pipe going down from the gutter next to the house and that cord. We obviously have some more yard work to do this spring!
I am SO happy with this hook, too. It’s the perfect size for the hose, and holds up to 20 pounds!
Don’t forget to check out what these amazing other bloggers came up with. There are some seriously cool 2×4 projects you don’t want to miss!
(Just click on the picture to be taken to the project!)
Thanks for stopping by today, friends! Have a fabulous weekend!
(I link up at these fun parties!)
76 thoughts on “DIY Garden Hose Storage”
Amanda, I could use one of these myself, great idea!!
Roxanne recently posted…Pottery Barn Flag Hack
Thanks Roxanne! I’m glad it made two, because I;m tired of BOTH our hoses being all over the yard! 🙂
You are a genius! This is such a great idea and unique way to store those ugly hoses. Love it!
Katie @ Little House of Four recently posted…Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover
Thank you Katie! We love it so far, and I’m hoping it stays put, too! 😉 Have a great day friend!
Wow, that looks so easy and I totally need one of these, my hoses are just laying around int he yard right now, lol. Pinned!
Kat@Home. Made. Interest. recently posted…Welcome Home Block Set
Thanks Kat! I totally know what you mean, my poor little one kept falling over the hose because it was just laying all over! Not anymore.
🙂 Thanks for the pin!
Ummmm… I’m making one!! Love it. 😉
Jen @ Fresh Crush recently posted…Lumber DIY – The Home Depot Gift Challenge
Ha, thanks Jen!! Super easy, which I love. 😉 Hoping your weekend is lovely!
Great outdoor project! This is such a awesome way to store a garden hose. Very cute!
Emily recently posted…2×4 Artwork
Thank you, Emily! It’s been the perfect solution for our mess of a hose. 🙂 Hope your weekend is going fab!
Absolutely love this. I have been trying to figure out what to do with our hose that is always in the way and all over the place. This is perfect and cute too. Thanks for sharing.
Brooke recently posted…Trash to Treasure
Thank you, Brooke! You’re so sweet! Our hose was totally in the way too, and my poor toddler was always tripping over it. Not so safe! This has helped so much! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Amanda!! You always come up with these amazing easy projects. Love how this turned out 🙂
Lindi recently posted…Hexagon Wall Planter
Thanks Lindi! I’m all about easy these days.. 😉 Esp. when it comes to wood, I do not have magic hands like you do with woodworking, my friend! 🙂
So clever, Amanda!! I love it! I’m always trying to figure out ways to make our outdoor hoses a little prettier and then I just give up. You nailed it.:)
Shannon recently posted…Home Depot Monthly Gift Challenge-Rustic Centerpiece
Oh thank you, Shannon! I agree, outdoor hoses are just NOT pretty no matter what we do. At least the flower on top helps, right? 😉 Have a great Sunday!
I love this!! I would have been challenged with this project, too. What a great idea and I love unique ways to store hoses and the little potter is so cute on top of it.
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom recently posted…Nathan’s Pole Position Party, HCF Review and Meal Plans Week 59 and 60
Thank you Carrie! Ha, seriously, it was hard trying to come up with something fairly unique! 2×4’s are so versatile! I’m loving having an organized hose finally. 🙂 Hope your weekend is going great!
Great idea, Amanda! A stylish way to hang the hose! Such a fun challenge 🙂
Thank you, Kendra! I’m so happy with how it turned out and how functional it is! And how clean it makes my yard. 🙂 Hope you’re day is going great!
This is such a great and simple project that anyone can do! I love the functionality of it – and its cute to boot!
Shelly recently posted…Turquoise 2×4 Entry Bench – HD Monthly Challenge
Thank you, friend! I love functional gifts, and this would be perfect for that new homeowner! 🙂 Hope your weekend is going great!
What a great idea! Love how simple the project is!
ashley recently posted…DIY Raised Garden Bed
Thank you, Ashley! I love simple projects. 🙂 And it’s so functional! Thanks for coming by, hope you’re having a great week!
What a great idea, Amanda! I could use a couple of these in my yard right now! I’m putting this on my summer project list!
Amy@HomeRemedies recently posted…DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden
Thank you, Amy! It’s the perfect summer project, and easily completed in a day! Enjoy the rest of your week, friend! 🙂
Great idea! This a s gift that new home owners would really appreciate.
Carmody of Paper & Fox recently posted…Nautical Inspired Plumbing Pipe Shelf – Industrial Decor
Thanks Carmody! I agree, new homeowners always need practical gifts to help them get organized! 🙂 Hope you’re having a lovely week so far!
Lindsay Eidahl recently posted…Say Goodbye To Your Old Mattress And Hello To Your Best Sleep Ever!
Thanks so much, Lindsay! Hope your week is going fantastic! 🙂
Great project Amanda! I know we could use a few of these at our house!
Cat @ Pocketful of Posies recently posted…DIY: Easy Watercolor Mugs (And A Cleared Hot Coffee Review + Giveaway)
Thank you, Cat! Seriously, us too! We have two made and I gotta say, the yard is SO much tidier. 🙂 Happy weekend!
What a simple to make, useful project to keep the hose tidy. Nicely done!
Kate Smith | Sensational Color recently posted…High Key Low Key Color
Thanks so much, Kate! It definitely does the trick and keeps the hose clean, and me happy! 🙂 Have a great weekend!
My hose is literally wrapped in a ball in my backyard… this is such a great idea, and so practical!
Cat @ therusticwillow recently posted…Ramen Vegetable Stir Fry
Haha, mine was too. But not anymore! 😉 It’s been working great so far, and I love that my yard actually looks cleaner! Ha.
Amanda, what a clever idea! I love simple and functional projects, and this is both!
Jenny @ Refresh Living recently posted…DIY Play Kitchen from an Old Nightstand
Thank you, Jenny! I’m totally a fan of simple and functional projects too, especially when they help organize the yard! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!
Really cute idea, Amanda! I love that it’s stand alone for places where you can’t/don’t want to attach a hose rack to your house.
Amy | Canary Street Crafts recently posted…Your Turn To Shine – Link Party No. 32
Thanks, Amy! I agree, we have plastic siding on our house and that stuff is so hard to screw through for some reason, so this is a perfect solution! Hope you have an awesome weekend. 🙂
This would totally make a great housewarming gift! I love the color you chose too! My MIL isn’t a new homeowner but her hose is always all over the place so we might just have to make her one of these!
Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal recently posted…Top Summer Family Vacation Destinations
Thank you, Sydney! We are so happy that it work so well and that it’s so practical! I bet your MIL could definitely use one of these bad boys! And they’re cheap to make, too. 🙂 Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!
This is so clever! our gardenhoses lay on the ground right now… so storage is in order! I’ll have to send this to my hubby 🙂
Thank you, Colleen! I can totally relate, that was our hose, too! I’m just too lazy to coil it up, but now this little 2×4 storage helps me not be TOO lazy. 😉
Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7pm because we love to party with you! Happy Memorial Day! Lou Lou Girls
Thank you! I always appreciate your pins and tweets. See you Monday!
Oh man, I need like four of these! Perfect idea Amanda!!
Emily @ Table & Heath recently posted…Lemon Mascarpone Sopapillas
Thank you, Emily! Ha, I needed two for sure. 😉
What a great idea for garden!
Thank you, Helen! 🙂
I’m a sucker for DIY projects. This really motivated me, Amanda.
Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Thank you so much, June!
Glad to have found your site! 🙂 Bookmarked it!
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Thanks so much, June! 🙂
That’s great! It’s best solution for my small backyard. I love your work and will follow you. Thanks! –Ann
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Hi Ann! Thank you so much! It’s perfect for a small yard. 🙂
Great project Amanda, Love it. Thanks
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Thanks so much, Angela! 🙂
Hi Amanda, thank you for this great tutorial. Not many tutorial we see nowadays are detailed especially on important DIY topics like this.
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It looks great and really much better than a hose reel. I definitely need one of these.
Thanks for sharing such an informative post.