Some of you may have seen my post where I made a winter planter out of an old tire. Now that spring has arrived I wanted to give it a mini makeover and use it in my yard for the summer. I have two old trees in my back yard that I have hung hanging baskets from, this year I envisioned my tires hanging from them. See my easy step by step instructions below for this easy transformation.
How to Make a Hanging Tire Planter
So to start this project you will need one or two old tires and a can of spray paint. I chose Citrus Green. I wanted something nice and bright. Color choice is yours.
Before I began painting I took my cordless drill and drilled a hole in the top in the centre. I also drilled several holes in the bottom of the tires for drainage. After drilling I painted my two tires. I applied two coats of paint.
I had two ceiling hooks and used these in the top of my tires.
Here is the painted tire with the ceiling hook.
To determine what I was going to use to hang the tire from my bracket I decided on S hooks. I used two to give me the desired length. Once I had that figured out I removed my tire from the tree to prepare for my flowers.
Here are the flowers I chose. They are begonias. Two in a salmon color and four in yellow and two trailing ivy. Fill the bottom of the tires with soil and begin planting. I started in the middle with my ivy and the salmon colored begonia and used two yellow on either side. Repeated process on the other tire.
I bought two of these solar powered Edison style lights at the dollar store for $2.50 each. I drilled a hole at the front of the tire just above the opening and used a cup hook to attach the light.
So here is what it looks like. You can choose to stop at this point but I wanted to add a little extra.
I had some butterflies from a previous project that I wanted to use. Using two sided tape I attached them to my tires.
Here they are completed.
I absolutely love how they turned out. This project was super easy to create and I was able to reuse my existing tires just by changing the paint color , some flowers and adding a hook.