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There’s an old part on your car that would look amazing in your home

Stop! Before you throw away your old tires, you may want to peruse our list of creative ways to upcycle those old hunks of rubber. Whether you’re looking to add something inside or out, you’re sure to find an idea you’ll love.

Trendy tire table

tire table

Photo credit: While They Snooze

Add some legs and rope to your old tire, and you’ve got yourself a nice little table. Use as a nightstand or as a trendy piece for your family space. We absolutely love the yellow-dipped legs that give this DIY tire table a bit of personalization. Find the full tutorial on East Coast Creative Blog.


tire sand box

Photo credit: I Heart Naptime

An old tire makes the perfect sandbox! Take I Heart Naptime‘s example and paint your tire to match your kiddo’s backyard play area. The handprints are a great touch and a wonderful way to commemorate your little one’s childhood.

Wall planters

wall planters

Photo credit: Recaptured Charm

The width of a tire makes for a perfect planter. Hang yours on the side of a shed, like this blogger, or with a rope for a fun decor piece for your garden. Paint the tire for a bit more color and pizzazz.

Tire mirror

bike tire mirror

Photo credit: Re-Creations Project

Have an old bike tire that you can no longer repair? Slap some paint on it and frame a mirror for an industrial look for your home. Add a bow similar to the masterpiece shown on this blog to avoid a bland look against a neutral colored wall.

Tire rockers

tire rockers

Photo credit: According to Boyle

Avoid backyard boredom with these entertaining tire rockers that are cut in half and bolted with a two-by-four. Children will have a ball with their very inexpensive toy. Customize each rocker with color or animal designs, such as this blogger did.

Garden chair

garden chair

Photo credit: DIY Enthusiasts

Upcycle your tire to create an outdoor seat that is durable and weather resistant. Made using a piece of wood and handmade cushion, this work of art will easily become your favorite backyard chair.

Tire table planter

tire planter

Photo credit: The Greenhouse Diaries

We’ve seen the tire table and we’ve seen the planter, but we have not seen the tire table planter. Contrived with the use of an old stool, this is two great upcycle ideas in one awesome production.

Stacked planter

tire planter

Photo credit: Lemon, Bean and Things

There’s no need to spend your cold, hard-earned cash on fancy planters when you can make your own using a few cans of spray paint and old tires. Fashion yours in a stacked pattern like this blogger, or use one of your very own creations.

Glass ottoman

glass ottoman

Photo credit: Madcap Frenzy

The simplest idea is perhaps one of the cutest. Paint and stack a few tires, add a round-shaped piece of Plexiglas, and you’ve got yourself a nice little patio table. Adhere the glass using a clear adhesive or add some heavyweight decor to avoid any backyard accidents.

Tire ladder

child ladder

Photo credit: Exploring Domesticity

Last, but certainly not least, is this nifty child’s ladder. As we all know, nothing makes a child happier than getting dirty and climbing on things, and this play area allows exactly that. Find out how you can make your very own at Exploring Domesticity.

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