How to Make a Recycled Tire Planter 14


How to Make a Recycled Tire Planter

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When it was time to get new tires for my truck, I wanted to use the old ones for something around home.  I don’t like paying the recycling fee to the shop to get rid of them, and figured that they would look pretty good in my yard.  There are so many other things that you can do with old tires, such as edging for the lawn, or filled with sand for the kids.  Just depends on how creative you want to get with the project.  These tires came from a vehicle that means a lot to me, so I wanted to make sure to keep the memory alive, and also make them useful.

The project as a whole, was really easy to do! I think the hardest part was finding a pot that was the correct size.  Other than that, it went together quickly and looks great in our yard.  Being a family who loves cars and is involved in racing, the planters fit in perfectly for our home. 🙂  I sure hope that you like it!  Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks!

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How To Make a Recycled Tire Planter


Materials/Tools Used:

  • Old Tires
  • Planter/Pot
  • Dirt/Gardening Mix
  • Plants
  • & Time!


Instructions:

I was getting ready to get new tires for my truck and wanted to make something useful out of the old ones.

tire planter

I decided to decorate the backyard with them, and make some planters.

I went shopping for a pot at the local home improvement store that was the exact diameter as the opening.  You want to make sure that it fits snugly, so that no water can go between the lip and the inside of the tire.  Having water sit in there is a mosquito heaven…no thanks!!

I started the project by filling the pot with some gardening mix.

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Next, I stacked the tires and set the pot in the middle – making sure it was secure.  You could always add a clear sealant, for extra protection.

Due to the weight from the dirt and the size of the pot, it fit very snugly and I didn’t have to worry about liquid getting through when I watered, or when it rained.

tire planter

After I had it in the spot I wanted it, I found some flowers to plant.  I put them in the pot and figured that they would look great in our backyard, and be something the butterflies and hummingbirds would love.

tire planter

I then had a great DIY planter for our backyard.  Perfect for the style of my family, and to make something that usually ends up as trash into something amazing!!

tire planter

I hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment, and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thank you!!


“They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” –Jeremiah 17:8

 

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Lorelai
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Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

Crystal
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Great idea to attract the birds 🙂 My daughters love bird watching! #HomeMattersParty

Julie Briggs
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Very clever tying in your family’s interest in racing – thanks for sharing #HomeMattersParty

Crystal Green
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This is a great way to recycle those tires that have no tread left on them. I need to tell my mother-in-law about this idea because we have some tires that could use this kind of love.

Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty.

sahana
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Wow, what a creative reuse idea .Love this, Jamie 🙂 #HomeMattersParty

michelle james
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This is very cool. My Dad uses these in his garden and has been for years. Love recycled projects! #HomeMattersParty

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