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Tire Recycling – 10 Amazing DIY Tire Projects


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Old tires can be a nightmare to recycle, but have no fear! Here are 10 tire recycling ideas that will give your old tires new life and make them look amazing! 

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Getting Rid of Old Tires

When we had the tires replaced on my car last year, I was given the option of taking my old tires home, or leaving them at the shop to be recycled.

My first thought was, “What do I need 4 used tires for?”

…but then I thought,

“What could I use 4 tires to make?”

And that is when I did a little digging on Pinterest!

When you get your new tires, keep a tire or two and get creative with it! Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered! I came up with 12 projects using old tires and I’ve compiled them all in a pretty list below. Here are 12 things to do with an old tire:

12 Tire Recycling Ideas

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1. Wrap an old tire in rope and turn it into a gorgeous planter, via Addicted to DIY

2. Make old tires into planter stools, via Bob Villa.

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3. Make a Tire Totter, via Signus.

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4.  Use tires as seating for your next outdoor party, via Pinterest.

5. Recycle a Tire to Make a Dog Bed, via Practically Functional.

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6. Make a Tire Planter, via DIY Show Off. (This one is my very favorite idea – isn’t it so pretty???)

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7. Use a tire as a toy shelf, via Spaceships and Laserbeams

8. Make a Colorful Tire Garden, via Lemon Bean and Things

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9. Make an ottoman with some rope and an old tire,  via This Old House

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10. Make a Tire Sandbox, via I Heart Naptime

11. Make a Side Table, via While They Snooze

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12. Make a fun seating area in a reading nook using old tires || via Grillo Designs

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There you go! 12 Ways to Recycle an Old Tire!

Do you have a favorite idea of getting rid of old tires? Leave us a comment below – we’d love to hear from you!

Here are a few more recycling projects we think you’ll love!

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