How to make blooming tire planters

Painted Tire Planters and Pots

What to do with recycled tires? Tires are actually the perfect size to use as a planter in your garden. This guide teaches you how to make both simple and inside out DIY painted tire planters. All of your questions will be addressed. From sourcing tires, painting them, and making a planter, you will find plenty of inspiration to get your creativity flowing.

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  • How to Make Easy and Unique DIY Tire Planters
  • Build a Simple Tire Planter from a Car or a Tractor Tire
    • What tires can you use for planters?
    • Where to find recycled tires?
    • What type of paint should you use on tire planters?
    • Can I use acrylic paint on a tire?
    • What do you put in the bottom of a tire planter?
    • How to Make a Simple DIY Tire Planter?
    • How to Make a Hanging Tire Planter?
    • Is it safe to use tires as planters?
  • Build an Inside Out Tire Planter
    • How to Make Inside Out Tire Planters?
  • DIY Tire Vegetable Garden
  • Ideas and Inspiration
    • Simple Car Tire Planters
    • Tractor Tire Planters
    • Inside Out Tire Planters Ideas
    • Stacked Tire Planter Ideas
    • Hanging Tire Planter Ideas
    • Black Tire Planters – Unpainted
  • Creative Tire Planters
    • How to make a teacup tire planter?
    • How do you make flower pots out of old tires?
  • Even More Creative Ideas for Your Inspiration

How to Make Easy and Unique DIY Tire Planters

Please note – you don’t have to paint your tires. The non painted planters also look great when done right!

Regardless of the size of your yard, there are many ways to fit a tire. This guide will provide you with a wide range of ideas for all sizes and budgets. Lots of tips and tricks will be shared to successfully make your DIY planter.

Learn to make a Simple Tire Planter. Using car or tractor tires is the most common way to make one. Find out where to get used tires, what paint works best, and how to construct your own. We also answer questions you might have about health risks when using tires in your garden.

Learn to build an Inside Out Tire Planters. They are a fun twist on the classic style. We will get into detail about how to make these and any equipment you might require.

Build a DIY Tire Vegetable Garden. It’s a great way to get extra use from your planter. Use the tires to make raised beds and to keep your crops separate.

Jump to Ideas and Inspiration – 70 beautiful photos and ideas for your project have been gathered so that you can deck out your planter.

Jump to Creative Tire Planters that are anything but ordinary add a nice touch. Read on for ideas like how to turn your tire into a teacup planter!

Build a Simple Tire Planter from a Car or a Tractor Tire

Tires can be used in an assortment of ways to make the best planter for your needs. Be it a single tire with one large plant, many tires stacked together, or even a hanging tire, the options are endless! Let’s take a step back from the final product and answer some common questions.

What tires can you use for planters?

For the DIY projects we will explain, the best tires to use are those from cars, tractors, ATVs, and motorcycles. Keep in mind what your purpose is when choosing a tire.

Where to find recycled tires?

The easiest recycled tires to access are your own. Most tire shops sell used tires at reduced prices, and if you don’t need road safe tires they might have some to give away. If you live in a big city, search for a tire dump or junkyard. Since tires are hard and expensive to dispose of, chances are you will be able to take as many as you like at no cost.

As well don’t underestimate online platforms such as Facebook and Craigslist. One person’s garbage is another person’s treasure, or tire planter! Keep in mind that worn tires will work best as they will be easier to cut and maneuver into shapes.

What type of paint should you use on tire planters?

It is not necessary to paint your tire but it is a great way to add a splash of color to your garden, especially when your flowers aren’t in full bloom! If you choose not to paint your tire, note that black rubber will absorb far more sunlight and can get quite warm.

Before you begin to paint, hose down your tires to remove any dirt or dust. Once they are dry, the paint should have no problem sticking. For maximum results, use a white primer appropriate for rubber as a base coat. This will also make it easier to layer on a lighter color. Some spray paints will have a primer included in the product so double-check what kind of paint you have.

When choosing the paint, make sure to choose a non-toxic outdoor paint. Materials for industrial and marine use will be durable, but any outdoor latex or acrylic paint will work.

While you can use large brushes to paint your tire, spray cans are the easiest way to spread the paint evenly. When deciding on a color to paint, think about where you will be placing your tire and whether it matters if it heats up in the sun. For warm locations and delicate plants, lighter colors are the best option to keep the temperature of the soil consistent.

Can I use acrylic paint on a tire?

You can use acrylic paint as long as it is made for exterior use as your tire will constantly be faced with the elements. Regular acrylic paint is not entirely waterproof and requires a sealant. Keep it simple and avoid the extra step by purchasing paint meant for outdoor use. While acrylic paints can be more expensive, they maintain greater flexibility when they dry, making them more resistant to cracks and flaking over time.

What do you put in the bottom of a tire planter?

Once your tire is painted you are one step closer to having a nice looking planter. Decide whether you want a single tire in a permanent location, stacked tires, or a raised tire planter. Depending on your choice, you will want to put something on the bottom of the tire.

If you plan to leave your planter in a fixed spot where there is already earth, you do not need to put anything in the bottom. If the planter will remain in a spot with no earth beneath it, you can place some straw or cardboard at the bottom before adding dirt. Poke some holes in the cardboard to ensure airflow and water drainage.

If you plan to stack multiple tires to make raised beds, you will need to have a sturdier base. A plywood plank cut into a circle and drilled to the tire is a good option for a secure foundation. Once again drill holes into the plywood so that water does not accumulate. If you plant to stack many tires, it is a good idea to screw them together to avoid accidents.

How to Make a Simple DIY Tire Planter?

Now that we’ve looked at some common questions about appropriate materials, it’s time to dive into this DIY project.

The first thing to do is to get a tire for your project from one of the options suggested above. Clean your tire properly, and make sure it is dry before you start to paint. If needed, use a primer. Once the primer is dry, paint the tire with your preferred color. Feel free to add patterns and designs.

Decide if you want your planter to be in a permanent spot on the ground or if you want to raise it on a platform. The advantage of a platform is that you can move the planter around as you please. If you use a platform place a layer of cardboard or plastic with holes so that water can drain out.

Next, simply add soil and decide what you will plant in your new planter!

For an extensive description with photos of each step, check out this great guide.

How to Make a Hanging Tire Planter?

Now that we’ve gone through how to make a basic planter, it’s time to look at some variations. How about hanging your planter? If you have a sturdy tree or railing this could be a good place to hang it. Of course, you can also drill hooks into a wall. For a rustic look, you can use a rope tied to your tire. However, for something more secure, a chain is ideal.

The same initial steps to make a basic tire planter must first be followed. Find a tire, clean it, and choose if you want to paint it. Depending on where and how you want to hang your planter, choose the tire size accordingly. This is a good place to use smaller motorcycle or ATV tires.

When your tire has been cleaned and painted, drill some holes in the bottom half so that rainwater does not accumulate. You can put a layer of porous material such as cloth so that the soil does not fall out.

Next, drill a hole in the center at the top of the tire to insert an eye bolt, securing it with a nut on the inside. If you plan to use a rope and a solid knot, you can skip this step. From the eye bolt, attach your chain which can hang from a hook or railing as desired.

Once your tire is hanging in place, fill the bottom with topsoil. Then, plant your flowers and your hanging tire planter is ready!

Also, see this guide for making a hanging planter.

Is it safe to use tires as planters?

Rubber tires are made up of a large number of components, many of which are indeed toxic. This is why it is difficult and expensive to dispose of old tires. Therefore, using tires for DIY projects has lots of benefits since they do not need to be brought to a dump where they will be burned, leaching toxins into the air.

Both sides of the debate have many arguments and are ultimately inconclusive. While you can surely find many people who would refuse to use tires to grow edibles, there is no straight evidence that they are harmful. Accordingly, it really is a personal decision and risk assessment.

Tires do eventually begin to leach certain components into the soil. However, these chemicals would end up in the air if the tires were to be burned during disposal. Generally, it is understood that it would take decades for the tire to really begin to degrade. At that point, it is also not certain whether the molecules released would actually make it into the plant.

A good compromise if you plan to use your planter for edibles is to rotate them for flowers after a few years. However, if you want to be as safe as possible, simply avoid using tire planters for food plants and stick to decoration!

Build an Inside Out Tire Planter

If you want your tire to look a little less like a tire, inside out planters are a unique twist on the standard. Just as the name says, these are made from tires that have been inverted. When choosing a tire to invert, there are a few extra details to consider.

How to Make Inside Out Tire Planters?

Not all tires can be used to build an inside out tire planter. Older tires will be more flexible and are better suited for this DIY project. Tires can be tested by pushing the curve where the tread meets the rubber sidewall. If it pushes in easily your tire will be less challenging to flip. If not, keep on looking!

Inverted tire planters require the additional step of cutting the tire. To facilitate the process, draw a line where you want to cut. Since you are just cutting the softer inner wall, any sharp knife will do. Make sure to keep safety in mind – gardening gloves are a good idea at this stage.

Once you have cut through the tire, it is time to invert it. Find the soft spot where the curve meets the tread from the first step and push. At the same time, pull the inside cut wall towards you. It might take a few tries but once the tire starts inverting it is just a matter of making it around the circle.

All of these steps can be done if your tire has a rim. You will simply have a pedestal for your planter! Given the force and handling required to invert your tire, wait until this step is complete before properly cleaning and painting it.

Visit to see detailed photos of each step to make sure everything goes smoothly!

DIY Tire Vegetable Garden

Not only can you use tires to make decorative planters for flowers, but you can also use them to set up a vegetable garden. As mentioned above, since the tires are not being burned, the likelihood of toxic elements entering your vegetables is very low and would take decades. Rotating tires for different uses as well as lining them can be good ways to eliminate any risk.

There are quite a few benefits to using tires for your vegetable garden, as well as some considerations to keep in mind for maximum results.

Building raised vegetable gardens from lumber can be quite expensive so recycling tires is a great way to save some cash. As well, by raising the planters, you will avoid some ground pests and reduce weeds. Raised tire planters are especially useful for gardeners with back issues or decreased mobility as they don’t require constant bending or kneeling.

Tire planters can be a huge advantage if you live in a place with hard-packed soil. Plants can have difficulty extending their roots into these soils, whereas you can fill your planter with topsoil and compost and raise it to the height you desire by adding extra tires.

If you are painting your planter, it is important to use lighter colors if you want to plant vegetables that require cooler soil. Black tires will absorb the sunlight and heat the soil, which is a benefit for crops such as potatoes, peppers, and carrots but can easily ruin others. Since the soil will remain warmer than ground soil, tire planters are a great way to start planting earlier in the season. Common gardener frustrations such as frost won’t be an issue as your soil will stay protected.

Besides using your tires for DIY planters, a stack of tires can make a great compost bin. Stack tires until you reach the height you want. Once your bin is full, remove each tire one by one while you use the compost and begin stacking your next bin.

Paint your planter light blue to hold more delicate crops such as lettuce.

Separate your vegetables and herbs to make watering and picking extra simple.

Ideas and Inspiration

Simple Car Tire Planters

Layer your DIY tire planters to create a tiered look. Use bright colors to complement your flowers.

Tread marks can add an extra pattern to your painted tires.

Tiered tire planters can also create low wall partitions between separate parts of your garden.

If you have plenty of tires, create this fun pyramid shape. Make sure to leave space for your flowers to grow and receive sunlight.

Think about using different sizes of tires to create a quirky look.

If you want to keep your planters low to the ground, lay them side by side with different flowers showcased in each.

A single tire planter can brighten up any corner of your garden if you fill it with colorful flowers.

No need to stop at flowers – succulents are a great choice for filling your DIY planter.

Tractor Tire Planters

Large tractor tires make the perfect base for small bushes.

Smaller tractor tires are great to use as individual flower pots.

If you have a large tractor tire, fill it with plants and make a flag stand.

Inside Out Tire Planters Ideas

Place inverted tire planters on top of regular tires to create a cool look.

A simple inverted planter painted in a solid color looks like a star-shaped pot.

Get creative by painting your planter in different colors for a petaled look.

Inverted tire planters can also be stacked to create layers.

No need to worry if your tire still has a rim. Your inside out planter now has a pedestal!

Stacked Tire Planter Ideas

Stacking tires for your DIY planter is a great way to make all your plants visible.

A single stack of tires can make a great focal point for your entrance.

If you have lots of tires, why not create a wall?

Stacked tire planters near your balcony make it easy to water your plants from above.

If you’ve always wanted your very own wishing well, look no further! A few stacked tires with the right paint job will do the trick.

Patterns and designs are a great way to add life to your recycled tires.

Hanging Tire Planter Ideas

Anywhere you can attach a hook makes a good home for a hanging planter.

Decorate stone walls with brightly painted hanging tire planters.

Bring a brick wall to life by painting it in pastel tones and hanging planters.

As long as your plants are happy, you can fill your new DIY planter to the brim!

No need to go overboard with different flowers. A simple plant will look great.

Make sure to have some fun while doing your DIY project!

Black Tire Planters – Unpainted

Feel free to leave your tire paint free and natural, the bright flowers are sure to compensate.

A solo tractor tire is a great piece to display some blooms.

Bamboo walls make a great spot to hang your tires. Fill them with flowers and greenery to brighten up your space.

Simple stacked tires make a great home for creeping plants.

Creative Tire Planters

If you are motivated, the options are truly endless. Tires decorated as sushi rolls, animals, teacups, and wishing wells are just some of the multitude of DIY projects you can do with recycled tires.

How to make a teacup tire planter?

Depending on the style of teacup you want to make, you can use an inverted tire with a rim, or stack two tires to make your base. You can get creative with the handle; for example using strips cut from a tire, plastic, an old garden hose, or a hardened rope. Simply screw the two sides at the level you prefer.

Check out these two videos for different takes on teacup designs.

A very detailed approach using stacked tires.

A simpler teacup using an inverted tire with a rim.

How do you make flower pots out of old tires?

If you want to create a design that resembles a pot instead of a flat tire, be sure to use a tire with the rim still on. Then, follow the same steps as for your inverted planter with the rim acting as your stand.

Even More Creative Ideas for Your Inspiration

Bring the tropics to your garden with these DIY hanging parrot and toucan tire planters.

Who knew what a knife, some green paint, googly eyes, and determination could accomplish?

Make sure you have a sharp knife and draw your cutout lines when attempting these floral designs.

Stone walls can be the perfect backdrop for your tire wall. Secure everything in place to avoid any mishaps.

Did someone say swan lake?

Cut your tires in half to make this flower-shaped bed.

It’s tea time!

11 Tire Planters with DIY Instructions

As the colorful spring is soon going to knock at the doors and bid adieu to the chilly winter winds, the gardening enthusiasts can come out of their holiday hibernation, geared up with spades, pruners, and trowels, and a couple of repurposed tires pulled out of the garage to elevate their small strip of outdoor grassy space into a blossoming wonderland. Take a quick glance at the following tutorials to rediscover your love for growing and nurturing varieties of plants.

Tire Planters with DIY Instructions

Blooming Tire Planters

Stack the tires in a combination of two or three and go on a gardening spree, planting gorgeous ornamental plants, succulent herbs, and low-maintenance perennials, retaining the earthy charm through all the seasons.

Old Tire Planters

Car Tire Planter

Bet you will never look at the distressed tires lying haplessly inside the garage the same again. Use a repurposed pallet board as the base and cover it with a garbage bin bag before filling it with soil for a mini backyard garden creation.

Tire Planter

Tire Garden Planters

Adorn your outdoor deck or garden area with old tires transformed into sturdy planters to make the surrounding appear verdant and naturedly.

Tire Planters

Tire Planter Idea

Urban gardeners have another reason to get motivated for creating their version of a tiny vegetable yard with a used tire artfully designed into a mammoth yet vivacious plant pot.

How to Make a Tire Planter

Painted Tire Planters

Stained with bright paints the tire planters undoubtedly represent an epitome of lawn art looking incredibly brilliant even when you see them from far.

Recycled Tire Planters

Ladybug Tire Planter

A delightful outdoor accent, the cute ladybug planter with enormous antlers and an adorable face is a one-stop spot for planting fragrant herbs, blossoming, flowers, and leafy vegetables.

Animal Tire Planter

Easy Tire Planter

The rustic texture of an old tire can be covered with few strokes of metallic paint. Moreover, the enchanting planter makes an ideal space-saving plant-growing container when suspended outside the house, infusing a pop of color into your patio or front porch.

Hanging Tire Planter

Flower Pot Tire Planter

A true inspiration for terrace garden enthusiasts, the tire planter project, combines blobs of colors and succulent plants sans the muddy mess.

Tire Planter Instructions

Repurposed Tire Planter

Only an ardent DIY fanatic understands the value of recycling reclaimed stuff. Why not the old tires make way into your garden bursting with blossoms and greenery?

Tire Planter DIY

Designer Tire Planter

A praiseworthy DIY planter craft, the recovered tires are molded into giant teacup flower pots providing ample space to replenish them with soil and compost for the plants to thrive well.

Teacup Tire Planters

Rubber Tire Planters

Used Tire Planter

Having a horticultural flair will make it, even more, fun to gather the old tires, cut apart the spokes and wheel, and establish a mini-pastoral space around your house with a string of flamboyant plant holders. Follow the instructions to get edified about few innovative tricks for lending more eccentric shapes to the planters.

DIY flowerpots made of tires photo

Beautiful original flowerbeds , flowerpots and flowerpots made of tires are durable and easy to manufacture. Tires calmly relate to temperature extremes, they are not afraid of either frost or heat. Flowerpots made according to the same scheme can be unique by simply painting them with different colors. In summer, under the scorching rays of the sun, the earth inside the black rubber base can overheat, plants are unlikely to like it, so it is better to paint the tire in light colors.

How to make a pot out of a tire with your own hands

In order to successfully realize the idea of ​​​​creating a flowerpot or planter from a tire, you need to have on hand:
❶ Car tire
❷ Sharp knife
❸ Chalk
❹ Gloves
❺ Thinner
❻ Paints
❼ There are other variations of this formula

❼ . Instead of a knife, you can use a jigsaw. This tool will facilitate the process of cutting out a picture and help you create more intricate curls that are quite difficult to make with a knife. To all of the above, you can add an electric grinder. With its help, the old tire will take on a new look, bumps and scuffs will disappear.

The tire must be cleaned of dirt, dust and stones stuck in the treads. This is necessary for better application of paint and decorative elements for a future work of landscape art.

Having decided on the appearance of the future masterpiece, a pattern is applied to the clean surface of the tire with chalk. A clear markup in the future will save you from flaws, and it will be much easier to work. The drawing does not have to be symmetrical. Petals or leaves of different sizes look more interesting and natural. Nature does not create perfectly similar flowers. Even in one flower, each petal has its own vein pattern or edge shape.

Next, a pattern is cut out along the outlined contours. This is the hardest part of the job. Patiently carving drawn swirls in hard rubber with a knife is not very easy. For this, it is better to use a jigsaw. The cut out part should not be thrown away, as it can serve as a decorative element for a stand or serve as a border for a small flower bed.

If the process of turning the tire inside out is necessary, it will require physical strength. The main thing is to understand and comprehend the principle of this stage. Having fixed the tire in the center and holding the cut edge, you must try to turn it in the opposite direction. It is important to do this with at least a small part of the wheel. Further, the process will go easier according to the domino principle: each part carries the other along with it.

Tire pot example:

Tire planter example:

The process of decorating the resulting product is the most interesting stage in the manufacture of a flower bed, but it requires preliminary preparation. The surface of the future flower house is carefully polished, as a result of which small irregularities are smoothed out. Then everything is again thoroughly washed and degreased with a solvent or white spirit.

The prepared tire can be sprayed with a brush, roller, spray gun or spray can. After painting, you need to dry the flower bed for a couple of days.

Further decoration depends on the gardener's imagination. For this purpose, you can use multi-colored buttons, glass, shells, etc.

What plants and how to plant

in a tire pot

Almost any plant is suitable for planting in a flowerpot or planter from a tire. The general rules for breaking flower beds are also suitable for a rubber miracle:

✿ The composition must be attractive from any point of view.
✿ Taller plants are planted in the background or, in the case of a round flowerpot, in the middle.
✿ At the foot of a tall and beautiful, but ankle-sized flower, it is worth planting several ground cover plants that will mask the ugly bare stem.
✿ The number of species must match the size of the flower bed.
✿ Harmonious color combinations of plants or plants of the same species look much more interesting than a hodgepodge of different plants of different colors.

Tire vases are placed directly on the ground or on a stable base with a chain. Planters can also be hung on a gazebo, fence, tree or a special support. The space inside the tire structure is filled with drainage and soil, then plants are planted. For planting, a mixture of fertile soil, sand and humus is prepared in a ratio of 2: 1: 2. At the bottom of the flowerpot, if any, drainage is poured with a layer of about 5 cm. If the flower bed lies directly on the ground, then drainage is not needed. In this case, excess liquid will be absorbed into the ground. A small flowerpot from a tire requires a more careful approach. A small amount of earth is easier to gain moisture and quickly part with it. Plants suffer from such changes in humidity. This can be avoided by adding vermiculite to the soil mixture for a flowerpot or planter.

Ideas for flowerpots and planters from tires

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Crafts for the garden from tires with your own hands. Vases.

Crafts for the garden from tires with your own hands. Vases.

Worn out car tires pose a direct threat to the ecology of our country. There are, in fact, a lot of them.

And every year there are even more of them, as well as motorists, by the way. Having replaced winter tires with summer ones several times, and then vice versa, we are forced to throw them away and purchase new ones. Landfills with car tires are growing every year more and more. Meanwhile, tires are little subject to natural decomposition - more than one year will pass, but they will remain lying. They cannot be buried in the ground, since toxic substances will enter the ground and reservoirs along with groundwater. It can only be burned at thermal power plants, since when burned, they emit acrid black poisonous smoke that poisons the air.

Today, one of the methods for recycling used car tires is thermal pyrolysis of rubber, when, under the influence of high temperatures in an oven and the absence of air, rubber breaks down into gaseous substances, partially condensed into liquid, soot, scrap metal and substances suitable for the manufacture of gasoline. However, it is not effective either, since the products obtained as a result of rubber pyrolysis (pyrolysis oil, soot and steel) are of poor quality and cannot be profitably sold on the market. There are other methods of recycling car tires in the form of processing into crumbs, burning in cement kilns, recovery, and so on.

In Russia and the CIS, the annual volume of discarded tires is estimated at more than 1 million tons, while 70-90 thousand tons accumulate in Moscow, and about 60 thousand tons in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.
Particularly thrifty gardeners and gardeners do not throw out car tires, because they know that they can always do a good job on a personal plot. Very often, old, outdated, car tires take on a second life, becoming interesting and unusual crafts for the garden. Car tires in the form of flowerpots and hanging planters can look very unusual. And you can always do it yourself
make a really beautiful flowerpot for the street out of car tires, using these ideas:
1. Flowerpot from car tires + stool.
Photo above. A children's stool was used as the basis for this craft. It has a car tire attached to it. All this design is painted in one color - black. In this case, the author of the project has grass growing and he uses this design as a soft spot for the fifth point. It's nice to sit on the grass. However, a better visual effect can be achieved by planting flowers there.

2. Tire pot with stand.
The easiest option to implement. As a stand, you can use 2-4 wooden blocks. You can cut out a wooden base circle with an electric jigsaw, screw 3-4 furniture wheels to it and drive in a carnation in the form of a hook. The presence of wheels will make the flower garden more mobile and then, if the need arises, you can always change its location. Or you can just put a flowerpot from a tire on the base of the stroller, where there are already wheels.

3. A multi-tiered flower garden made from car tires. In this case, when building this slide, several types of car tires from different vehicles were used, differing from each other in diameter. The largest tire in diameter serves as the base of the structure, crowning it with a cache-pot. All tires are painted in one color for a more harmonious look. Perfect for annuals and small border flowers such as pansies, ageratum, daisies, lilies of the valley or spring bulbs: tulips, daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths and muscari.

4. Multilevel planters. In fact, this is a great option if you need to hide an ugly fence or a dilapidated building. I just don’t advise you to install it on the outer border of the site with a blank fence, otherwise any curious person can climb them like a ladder and see what is happening in your area, where something is bad and not nailed. You can plant anything there, even flowers, even indoor succulents in pots.
With enough tires, you can build a real vertical garden. You can close the unsightly areas of the site in the form of a compost heap with such a wall or make a dividing wall between the garden and the vegetable garden. If you apply a little imagination, you can paint it with some interesting ornament, or simply make it multi-colored, which makes the composition very joyful and positive.

Despite the abundance of online tutorials on growing potatoes, strawberries and other edible crops in these vertical beds made from car tires, I don't recommend you follow these tips. Don't poison yourself and your loved ones. Car tires contain cadmium, which is much more toxic than lead, and root crops and green crops tend to accumulate these heavy metals. Cadmium is a cumulative poison, that is, it can accumulate in the body for years. Although some "specialists" claim that tires under the influence of the sun, precipitation lose cadmium, it is quite volatile, I assure you that this will take not one year, but many, many years.

5. Vase "inside out" of tires with your hands and feet. One of the most common options for creating flower beds from car tires. A wavy pattern is drawn on the tire, or a straight line, depending on what they intend to get in the end, and the core is cut out using an electric jigsaw. Later, the cut out core will become the base for the bowl. Worn-out car tread is wrapped inside the tire, and the smooth inside is turned out. The tire is wrapped first in one place, and then gradually around the entire circumference. This will take some effort.

To make the flowerpot look like a car tire, it needs to be repainted. First you need to apply a primer. It adheres well to rubber. Subsequently, the paint will last longer and the disc will not rust. So that the roots of plants in such a flowerpot do not overheat, it is better to use paint in light shades.

Don't be afraid to be original and move away from stereotypes. Why do you need a flowerpot, like in a kindergarten or like a neighbor in the country? Turn it into a work of art. Draw scenes of mammoth hunting or Mexican or even African motifs. If you don’t know how to draw or your imagination is not enough - today this is not a problem either.

On the Internet, you can download any ethnic ornament for a stencil. And don't be afraid that some meticulous neighbor will ask you how you did it. Lie, saying that you yourself came up with that it was a wonderful moment of insight and creative impulse.

6. Hanging planter on the wall or fence from a car tire. Given that car tires are quite heavy, the base for their fasteners must be strong enough. It is clear that you cannot install such an extravagant “installation” on the outer wall of the house, but it will look quite appropriate on the outer wall of the garage in the courtyard or on the shed.

Ampelous plants, in the form of ivy-leaved pelargoniums, petunias, tuberous begonias, dichondra, lobelias, will look very nice in such pots, if it is an open sunny place. It will be possible to install indoor light-loving ampelous plants in the form of hoyek, stonecrop, bougainvillea, passionflower, as well as some types of orchids, such as crowded dendrobium, hook-shaped dendrobium - differences in night and day temperatures are necessary for them.

7. Hanging planter made from car tire halves. Another easy way to recycle car tires. The tire is cut in half, or divided into three, a couple of holes are made on both sides and a cord is threaded there.

And then they hang it in the right place - usually under the roof of some building: a gazebo or a garage, because if you leave this planter in the open, heavy rains will wash out the soil from
this planter, exposing the roots of plants. If left outdoors, then you need to worry about drainage holes in advance.

8. Planter in the form of birds and animals from car tires. If you approach the process more creatively, then you can cut a parrot, a toucan, a dolphin from a car tire, finally. In a toucan and a parrot, the beak is made from a wooden plank. Cut out the pattern with a sharp knife.

Beforehand, in order to make your work easier, it is better to stand the car tire for several hours under the scorching sun, this will make it softer, and it will be easier to work with rubber. By the way, this applies to all car tire projects where you need to cut something. Don't complicate your life, it's not easy anyway.
After the template is cut out, the parts of the bird are connected either with small nails or with a furniture stapler. The final stage of the work will be painting the bird in some wild flashy color. Since matte faded shades on such planters look cheap, sad and ugly.
Similarly, you can cut out a dolphin or killer whale, depending on how you color it.

9. Goldfish from a car tire. In the photo, the fish, of course, is not gold, but this does not mean that you will make it exactly the same. Make it blue or brown to match the roof or fence. Additional elements: eyes, fins - can be made from plastic bottles and caps, pieces of rubber and other available materials. Under the paint, the difference in materials will still not be visible.

10. Figured planter from a car tire. Another original way to give a car tire a second life. In my opinion, it looks very concise. If you choose the right color scheme for coloring and the future flower garden, you can get a very effective composition, which you will not be ashamed to put in the center of the flower garden near a country house. It can be hung and placed on a stand. If you make some forged legs as a lower base or put the same wheel flat, then it will also work out well.
At the end of all the manipulations, you will still have a wheel rim on your hands, which can also be used as an outdoor flowerpot, decorating, for example, with a mosaic of pebbles, shells, broken ceramic dishes, glass balls. Master class here.
Sea of ​​ideas, as well as options.

Now about where to get used car tires. If you are a car owner, you can use worn tires from your car, but often they are not even available. You can find old car tires in the forest, no matter how sad it sounds. It happens that you go into the forest, and there is apparently no garbage there. But no one can convict you of collecting garbage, there are usually few witnesses there. Even more tires can be found in spontaneous dumps, usually also somewhere near the forest near settlements, in the form of villages and villages, as well as in official landfills.

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