Although it's the dead of winter and many parts of the country are covered with snow, we're still enamored with these recycled hose baskets from artist Chase DeForest. They're a smart use of an item that usually goes straight to the trash when its time is through.

Chase DeForest sells her baskets around the $88 mark, but we're thinking no matter what the price that they're a smart creation. Although you don't usually need to purchase a new hose each season, there might be many who have one or two roaming around in their garage just waiting for a project like this.

Check out more of Chase Deforest's work from her website and we promise you'll never look at another used-up garden hose again without thinking about turning it into a DIY project!

(Image: Chase DeForest)