From Tire Rims To Spring Planters!

The Crafty Pumpkins
by The Crafty Pumpkins
7 Materials
3 Hours

I wanted to plant spring flowers, but did not want to pay for planters. So, I figured, the next best thing was for me to convert these tire rims, that were just collecting dust in my shed, to planters! Who doesn't like to save money!



Plants and/or flowers of your choice

Spray Paint (Rust-Oleum Satin & Rust-Oleum Multicolor Textured)

Plant Saucers




Tree trimmings

Dry leaves

Step 1: Wash rims and let them dry completely. Depending on the condition of your rims, you may need to clean them with a bristle brush to remove the rust. 

Step 2: Prime rims with a coat of spray paint. Once dried, I gave them a second coat of paint.

Step 3: For the last coat, I used Rust-Oleum Multicolored Textured spray to make it seem like the rims have texture.

Step 4: Once the paint on the rim is completely dried, I placed the rim on top of the saucer. To fill up the rims, I used tree trimmings and dried leaves.

Step 5: I also added some dirt, and covered everything with soil.

Step 6: Before planting the flowers, I moistened the soil with water. Then we planted the flowers.

Step 7: The last step is to water the plants!

And this is what the final product looks like!

Suggested materials:
  • Tire Rims
  • Soil   (Home Depot)
  • Flowers   (Home Depot)
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  • Teresa Cuoghi Edens Teresa Cuoghi Edens on Mar 13, 2022

    what kind of rims are those? I'm in the car business and those are BIG!

  • Jodi Jodi on Mar 29, 2022

    Very nice. I wondered if the soil/plants get too hot due to the metal?

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  • Amy Amy on Mar 14, 2022

    I used a rim for planting a fern years ago. I still have the rims from a Mustang I had so versus getting rid of them I plant on putting bushes in 2 of them and ferns in the other 2. Also in between the rims I am planting my Camellia.

  • Mary Coakley Mary Coakley on Mar 15, 2022

    Look amazing must get.rims

    • Haydee Haydee on Mar 24, 2022

      Yesss, at the auto junkyard 😁👌🏻