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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  4 questions
  • Irma y cortes Irma y cortes on Feb 21, 2016
    how do yuo flipped?

  • D.t4548933 D.t4548933 on Mar 03, 2016
    What do you put on the bottom of the tire to keep the dirt in the pot?

    • Lori Lori on Mar 28, 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 05, 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 Byg4283219 on Jun 06, 2016
      Now you tell! Thought I was a wimp for not being strong enough to flip the radials.