Create a flower planter from an old tire!

My future father-in-law came up with this brilliant idea over 20 years ago to cut and flip an old tire inside out and use it as a gorgeous planter!
You can check out more pictures and see the full tutorial on my blog, Pink Hammers & Sippy Cups!
Tire Flower Planters
Cutting the tire
Inside of the tire once it has been flipped

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3 of 4 questions
  • D.t4548933
    on Mar 4, 2016

    What do you put on the bottom of the tire to keep the dirt in the pot?

    • Lori
      on Mar 29, 2016

      My grandparents had a couple of these in their yard circa 1970. Theirs were car tire size and painted white. The planters were very heavy at that size and full of dirt they weren't going anywhere--a bottom wasn't necessary. With smaller tires it looks like a terra cotta planter saucer slightly larger than the hole would work. Thanks, Pamela R.--this brought back memories!

  • Dechen Cho
    Dechen Cho
    on Jul 23, 2016

    What kind of knife did you use? It's so hard to cut the tire.

  • Lisa Flinner
    Lisa Flinner
    on Feb 21, 2020

    I have 2 poles i want to make flower pot of the tire?

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  • Cheryl Markus Reynolds
    Cheryl Markus Reynolds
    on Mar 5, 2016

    Thank you for the memories. :-) Back in the 70s, my uncle use to make these as well. Had a few around his yard. He'd use the metal wheel as a pedestal. Even had one made from a huge tractor tire.

  • Jan Smith Lardner
    Jan Smith Lardner
    on May 30, 2016

    So than you are aware... you need to use Bias ply Tires to do this. todays radial tires are too stiff to work with.

    • Byg4283219
      on Jun 6, 2016

      Now you tell! Thought I was a wimp for not being strong enough to flip the radials.

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