Never let it be said I never try to make something out of trash before I throw it away!
I decided to pull all the bad soakers and hoses out of my gardens. When they spring a leak or get clogged from minerals in the water, I usually just buy a new one (usually after trying to patch the hole and failing), unscrew the bad one and screw in the new one, leaving the bad one lay.
Hey, who out there said I was lazy?
I resemble that remark!
It had been a few years since I had pulled all the bad ones out, there were quite a few (hey, they get covered in the Summer by the plants - you CAN'T see them!)
I had seen somewhere were someone had made a welcome mat with one.
I didn't need a welcome mat, but did need some kind of replacement for one of my paths that had deteriorated. Hey, why not, they were headed for the trash,
it's not like I could hurt them any more than they were.