Hose Holder for the Garden DIY

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a great weekend!  We had some beautiful weather here, so I tackled a few projects that have been on my list.  Yesterday I threw together a hose holder for the back patio!

Wait until you see how cute it is!  And guess what?  The whole thing cost me $15.  Makes it even cuter… I know.

Let me first start by saying why I tackled this project…

I got some new pots for my back patio last week.  I shared them HERE on Instagram for those of you that follow us!  Here is what they look like…

Container Garden

I love them.  I knew these bad boys had about a 2% chance of survival if I didn’t have a quick and easy way to water them.  It has to be quick and easy or I just flat don’t do it.

So… Along came cute water hose holder.

This took me about 20 minutes to throw together.  It is super easy to do!

You will start with a 4x4x8′ pine board from the hardware store.  I bought mine at Lowe’s for around $9.  I would have Lowe’s cut it in half for you.  Now you will have enough post to make 2 of these.  You can tag up with a friend and build them together, or you can make 2 for yourself!

Hose Holder for the Garden DIY

4x4 wood for hose holder

Now you will need 2 pieces of wood.  You can skip this part and jump straight to the finial, but I like how the wood pieces beef the top up a bit!  I was able to pull mine from my scrap pile.  You might be able to do the same.  You will only need 2 small pieces.

This piece will go first…

Wood for garden hose holder

Then this piece on top of that…

Wood for Hose Holder

I just used Gorilla Wood glue between each piece….


and my Ryobi AirStrike Battery Nailer to attach the pieces.  LOVE this nailer!!  It is super easy to use.  My kids even like using it to “build” with me!

Ryobi AirStrike Battery Nailer

Now, just drill a hole for the wood finial.

Ryobi Drill

I use these finials from Lowe’s.  I know some of you have mentioned that your Lowe’s doesn’t carry them.  You can also find lots of different ones here on Amazon!

Wood Finials from Lowes

Here it is screwed into the top!

Wood Finial for Hose Holder

For the water hose holder I found this wall mount holder for $5 at Walmart.  You can also find them at Home Depot for $9.

hose holder from home depot

I used some exterior wood screws to attach it to my post like this…

Attach Hose Holder to post

That’s it!  My final step was painting it!  I gave mine 2 good coats of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in semi-gloss black.

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Now… this is how I put mine in the ground.  I am lucky enough to have a 7 year old who loves dirt and digging in it.  So, I put him to work digging me an 18″ hole where I wanted to post to go.

Dig hole for hose holder

They do come in handy sometimes, huh? Hehe 🙂

Then, I just put my hose holder into the hole, added a few rocks to help stabilize it and filled the dirt back in.  I put mulch over all of that to make it pretty again.  Simple!

Here are a few more pics!

Garden Hose Holder DIY

Hose Holder for the Garden

Hose Holder for the Water Hose

Garden Hose Holder

Garden Hose Holder DIY

DIY Garden Hose Holder

Hope you love it!  I do and I am pretty sure my pots will too 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Make sure to check out my new outdoor dining table I made for $85 too!

DIY Table Pottery Barn Inspired

I would love for you to share and PIN this project below!  You guys are great!

Thanks so much!



  1. Douglas on June 4, 2022 at 9:17 am

    I placed a solar post light on top of the one I built!

  2. Bonnie Roman on May 24, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    I’m going to build this, love it, even the color. But I have a question. I don’t own a nail gun, I only have basic tools around the house, could this step be replaced? If so, what can I use?

  3. Jeannette Benavidez on March 21, 2020 at 10:46 am

    I made one and used the same black spray paint you used. The paint comes off from the metal mount holder as soon as I put the hose on it. Anyone have the same problem? Was I suppose to put a sealer on it?

  4. Crystal Dela Cruz Andon on April 11, 2017 at 11:56 am

    What size did you use for the wooden exterior screws?

  5. Lauren on September 5, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Did you use a pressure treated post? I’ve heard that it’s hard to paint wood that has been pressure treated so I just wanted to make sure I was getting the right thing!

  6. wizzzzzzzz on March 30, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    love this idea very much, Im going to adapt it to my own needs, thank you

  7. Kristi Marie on July 1, 2015 at 11:49 am

    It says to use a 4x4x8 to begin with. Did you use an 8′ post and bury it 18″, or did you in fact use a 4′ post and bury it 18″? Might be a silly question, but 4′ buried that deep seems a little short. What length did you all use?

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