Tire Planters, recycle old tires

Planters from Recycled Tires - A variety of shapes can be made for attractive recycled tire yard planters! painted in bright colors, they are most appealing. Best of all they are free and save the landfills!
@Modestah (11188)
United States
March 27, 2007 1:29am CST
You ever see those tire planters some people have in their yard? Painted all sorts of bright colors, they can be really attractive. I always wondered just how they flip the tires inside out to create the attractive petal shapes. Here is a website that explains the process - hey a cute planter (free) is much nicer to me than paying someone else to dispose of it!http://www.wuvie.net/tireplanter.htm
4 people like this
4 responses
@klystron635 (1519)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
Thanks for the information. I hope lots of people will be encourage to reuse tires. Tires are made up of rubber so when you burn it, it will emit a foul odor and the smoke can also cause damage to our environment.
1 person likes this
@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I haven't done fancy ones like these but years back I somehow ended up with several old tires around the property and the dump wouldn't take them so turned them into planters. They didn't look the greatest at first but once the plants started growing and covered most of the tire you didn't even know. They also work great as mulch bins - stack them on top of each other and alternate layers of leaves, vegitation, egg shells, coffee grounds, and dirt - the next year you have the best soil in the neighborhood.
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
28 Mar 07
excellent idea! thank you. How do you keep the stacks aligned, do you somehow thread them together? Great way to keep mosquitoes from breeding in them.
@suscan (1955)
• United States
27 Mar 07
Good site. Some great suggestions to use those old tires and brighten up the lawn
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I've been enjoying exploring the links that are given at the bottom of that page.
• United States
28 Mar 07
i wondered that myself-very cool link :) i have a few tires lying around from cars we no longer have-i may try that this weekend.