18 Creative Ways To Store Your Garden Hose

A hose is an essential part of every yard or garden but can be a nuisance if you don't have a place to store your garden hose properly. Read here to learn ways to store them.


We all have a garden hose.

If you’re lucky enough to have a large backyard you probably have an even bigger hose to go with it. While useful, garden hoses can be a nuisance. They are unruly and usually found in that unsightly green color – there just never seems to be a good way to wrangle them up and out of sight.

Stores offer a selection of storage boxes and wheels to try and keep them in check but let’s be honest, sometimes they just aren’t pretty enough or you’re on a budget. Maybe you can’t find something that fits your style. Maybe you don’t want anything with a manufactured look to it. Regardless of the reason, you’re looking for some ideas.

We’re here to help!

We’ve compiled 18 lovely options for all of your garden hose storage needs. Some are purchasable online while others offer handy DIYs for a more personalized touch. Some options, like using an old tire rim, are really out there for the more eclectic of gardens while others are sleek and modern or pretty and whimsical. Even more offer storage for other outdoor items. Whatever your taste we hope we’ve found an idea to spark everyone’s creativity.

1. Garden Hose Storage Pot


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Garden hose storage pots come in a variety of materials, shapes, and colors. These are best if you want to be able to hide your hose entirely. A small hole ensures you can easily unravel it.

2. Wooden Hitching Post

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This lovely hitching-post style holder is completely customizable and easy to make! The step-by-step process makes this an easy weekend project.

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3. Galvanized Metal Pail

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Galvanized pails are useful in so many ways. Not only is this one perfect for keeping your hose neat, it doubles as storage for small garden tools! This can give your garden a bit of rustic charm.

4. Wooden Textile Spools

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Flea market finds can turn into excellent garden projects. These old textile spools make a functional and interesting feature to keep your hose looking orderly.

5. Galvanized Wash Tub

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Using an old galvanized wash tub can be a quick and simple option for controlling your hose. Use as is or drill a hole in the bottom to make storage even easier.

6. Modern Hose Hook

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This simple bracket is easy to install and a good option for those looking for a more modern, clean look. Brackets like this can be found at most hardware and garden stores. That pretty blue hose is a nice touch too.

7. Hose Butler

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The “hose butler” is a nice option for those looking for something a little more delicate and whimsical without giving up functionality. It’s small enough to not be an eyesore but can hold up to 200 feet of hose.

8. Up-cycled Tire Hose Pot


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Up-cycling is a great way to save money when working on your garden. Repurposing old tires will give you something durable and customizable – it can be eye-catching or industrial.

9. Garden Storage Pallet DIY


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This DIY project utilizes a cheap wooden pallet. Here it’s shown used for some lovely garden storage, but could just a easily be used for a garage or extra home storage.

10. Garden Storage Bench


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A beautiful outdoor storage bench is a great option for hiding a garden hose and more! Wooden benches are easy to utilize just by drilling a hole in the back to feed the hose through.

11. Coiled Hose Storage

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For those that use a coiled hose, PVC pipe is a great storage option. You can customize it with paint or just leave it as is.

12. Antler Hose Holder


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Anyone looking for something a little different should look no further! These hose and holder sets come in several different colors.

13. Outdoor Planter DIY

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This lovely little wooden planter also contains storage for your hose or other garden needs. Follow the detailed instructions to make one for your own garden.

14. Tire Rim

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This is a great repurpose of an old rim that will add an interesting look to any eclectic garden. Pick one up at a salvage yard to keep costs down.

15. Birch Branch Hose Holder


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For a simple and rustic option, use a tree branch! This birch branch is a lovely choice to keep a natural look around your garden.

16. Mailbox Garden Storage


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Installing an old mailbox in your garden adds a charming touch – and extra storage. This one doubles as a great place to store a garden hose.

17. Copper Drum


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Similar to the hose pot listed earlier, this drum adds an interesting look to an otherwise boring hose. You might even look into repurposing a small washer drum for this same purpose.

18. Under Deck Storage

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Consider installing under deck storage for all your outdoor storage needs, including the garden hose. This is a great use of otherwise unused space.