From Old Tires to Upcycled Tire Planters; DIY Trash to Treasure

30 Minutes

DIY Tire Planter
Project Cost; (My cost = $0.00 with re=use of old tires and Menards Rebate $ for the flowers) Average cost = Under $20.00 or cost of plants.

Project Level; Medium

Project Supplies; Old tires, dirt/soil, flowers, drill/ drill bit.Steps:

1.) Choose you tires and clean them if desired. If you do not have any old tires laying around, check Craigslist or Freecycle , there are always people wanting to throw out old tires without having to pay fees.

2.) Decide which way you want the tire to be facing and stand it upright. Placing the tire slightly between your legs to hold it in place, drill several holes into the sunken parts of the tire tread. I placed about 15 smaller holes into the bottom of each tire, using a 9/16 size drill bit.

3.) Place a small layer of gravel topped with dirt or potting soil into the tire.

4.) Carefully add in flowers of choice into the tire.

5.) Hang in desired location using L shaped mounting brackets or hooks that can hold the weight of the tire planter.

6.) Look back on a project well done and enjoy what you just created!
A Tire Planter is a great way to upcycle while adding unique beauty and character to your garden and yard!

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*Flowers used in Tire Planters; Snap dragons, Marguerite Sweet Potato Vinem Verbena, & Petunias.

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  • Fenya Kashergen
    on Jan 1, 2015

    have you considered making them into some planters? If you place them down flat, cut the 'top' in a zig zag plattern and turn the tire inside out, you get a urn shaped planting pot. A little paint on the tire, and some plants and you are the best gardener on the block.

  • Skyval
    on May 29, 2016

    Gas stations give them away too ... you can also build beautiful houses with tires , they're called earthships !

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