If you drive a vehicle, it’s important to make sure that your tires are in tip-top shape and have enough tread to keep you safe while on the road. However, once that tread wears down and your tires need to be replaced – make sure you hang onto your old ones!
Don’t let your old car tires end up in the dump, put them to good use with these 9 creative ideas and projects instead.
From yard decor to doggy beds – who knew tires were so fun and versatile?
1. Make a DIY patio table
Does your deck or patio need a fun makeover? Try this fun project by Madcap Frenzy. All you need to do is paint two car tires a bright, vivid color of your choice. Once dry, stack them and place a round piece of glass on top. So simple, so easy, so cute!
2. Old tire sandbox
Believe it or not, this project cost blogger, Raise a Boy, just $21.53 to complete. No kidding! This project will require a large, old tractor tire, a pool noodle, sand, and a few other supplies and tools. Head over to I Heart Naptime for the step-by-step tutorial.
3. DIY hose caddy
This is such an easy project to do and it will keep you from tripping on that hose in your backyard. You’ll need an old tire, access to a sabre saw (although a sharp knife will work too), and a power drill. Just cut the ‘top’ off the tire using the saw, drill some holes on the ‘bottom’ for drainage, and pack away your hose!
4. Recycled tire dog bed
How adorable is this simple project? Just paint an old car tire a color that matches your pup’s personality, throw in a comfy cushion or some blankets, and you’ll have one happy fur baby.
5. Tire rope ottoman
Handimania created this beautiful DIY project using an old tire, rope or twisted cord, and a few other pieces of material. Your guests will never know that this stunning ottoman wasn’t a purchase from Pottery Barn. Handimania has the full, detailed tutorial.
6. Super simple tire swing
When you get new tires, most places will let you take used tires with you – they often have a large pile of them to choose from. Grab an old tire and transform it into a fun tire swing in your yard. Ella Claire Inspired’s blogger spray painted a tire a soft blue and used a clove hitch knot to tie it to a sturdy branch. For the full instructions – visit her blog.
7. Oversize Christmas ornament lawn decor
This adorable DIY project will make your front yard the envy of your neighbors during the holidays. If you’re up for a fun weekend craft session, head over to the Addicted 2 DIY blog to find out how she created these festive decorations.
8. Old tire garden stool
For this DIY project, you’ll need to head to the hardware store for a few supplies, but it’s so worth the effort! DIY Enthusiasts came up with this creative garden stool – a comfy seat for you while you’re planting your plants and veggies.
9. Hanging tire planter
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All you’ll need are five things for this project – an old tire, spray paint, potting soil, flowers, and fabric weed barrier. That’s it! Of course, you could throw in a garden gnome for good measure. DIY Show Off has a really easy tutorial for you to follow on their blog.
Source: DIY Everywhere