Project Guide

How to Make a Hose Guide to Protect Your Flowers

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Make Hose Guides
Make Hose Guides

Snazzy hose guides are a cinch to make using copper pipe and cabinet pulls. A 5-foot length of ½-inch copper pipe yields three 20-inch hose guides. Add the decorative cabinet pulls of your choice, either new or vintage, and secure.

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Cut Copper Pipe
Cut Copper Pipe

With a tape measure as a guide, mark off 20-inch lengths of the copper pipe. Use the pipe cutter to score and cut the pieces.

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Drill Hole in Pipe Cap
Drill Hole in Pipe Cap

Using an 11/64-inch drill bit, drill a hole in the center of the copper pipe cap. A drill press makes this easy. Alternatively, stabilize the cap with pliers while you drill. Place the screw and washer through the cap, then screw onto the drawer pull.

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Screw in the Cabinet Pull
Screw in the Cabinet Pull

Place the screw and washer through the cap, then twist onto the cabinet pull. Fit the cabinet pull on top of the copper pipe.

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Create Multiples
Create Multiples

Make multiple hose guides too keep your flower beds stylish and protect the plants.

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Set in Garden
Set in Garden

Set the copper hose guides on the corners of flower beds and around bushes where they will keep plants and shrubs safe from hoses. Use a rubber mallet to sink the hose guides deep into the soil.