Old tires are normally thrown out or at the very least end up sitting around in the garage or yard collecting dust. Instead of throwing them out or letting them sit there making your yard look cluttered, how about turning them into something useful?
Whether you have one or one hundred tires, there is always something that you can make with them that will not only repurpose them but give you great interior and exterior décor. You can turn those old useless tires into everything from furniture to flower pots to something for the kids.
Rubber is very durable and soft because of its elasticity and it is very easy to work with in terms of crafts and DIY projects. The next time you have your tires changed, ask to keep the old tires and then take a look at the 20 different ways we have for you to repurpose those old tires into something new and exciting.
A Tire Climber
If you have kids or grandkids, you know that outside play equipment can be very costly. Instead of investing a few hundred dollars in a jungle gym of sorts, why not turn those old tires into a great tire climber and kill two birds with one stone? Just paint the tires bright colors and stack them up however you want to create the climber. You will need to bolt them together to make them safe but it takes very little time and this is something that you can create for free if you already have tires and paint on hand.
A Hose Caddy
Instead of leaving that garden hose out where it can become damaged (and let’s face it, it just looks cluttered when you don’t have your garden hose put away), you can make a hose caddy out of an old tire. You just have to cut the tire in half and then coil the hose up inside it. If you really want to make your outdoors look neat and tidy, paint the tire after you cut it so that it matches your garden shed, home exterior or your outdoor décor. You can then hang the hose up or just hide it away on the ground, whatever you choose.
A Rope Ottoman
Make actual indoor furniture with old tires? Yes, we think so and this rope ottoman is the perfect weekend project if you are in need of something new and exciting for inside the house. You will need a round board of some sort to create the top and then you basically just add the rope to cover the entire thing. It makes a beautifully rustic looking ottoman that is perfect for indoor use or you could add it to your outdoor décor as well if you want. It’s quite easy to do and takes very few materials.
A Horse Swing
You can turn old useless tires into wonderful swings and not those that you had when you were a child. Your little one will adore a horse swing that you can easily make from an old tire and a few other key supplies. This little project takes much less time than you would imagine and it produces an adorable horse swing, much like those that you see at farming stores but a lot cheaper. You just have to create the pattern, cut out the tire and then add the mane and a rope for hanging.
There are a couple of ways that you can create planters from tires and this one gives the tire a flowered look. There is some cutting involved and you may want to paint the tire to give it a great color. You could make several of these depending on how many tires you have on hand and completely decorate your outdoor deck, porch or garden area. They are relatively easy to make and only require a tire and some paint. You could also do different sizes with different sizes of tires so keep all of those old tires to create a beautiful garden with your DIY tire planters.