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Creative Ways to Reuse Old Tires

Turning your old tires into home decor or toys for your kids is a great way to save on pricey disposal fees while making something useful. Check out our roundup of eco-friendly upcycling ideas to spark your creativity!

Car tire shelving

Tire Shelf

Make a colorful display shelf for toy cars or other small collectibles. Visit Spaceships and Laserbeams for the tutorial.

Rope ottoman

Rope Ottoman

Make a stylish rope ottoman that nobody will ever guess is a tire unless you decide to share your DIY secret! Head over to Style Me Pretty for the instructions.

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Round Sofa Chair

Another DIY project that cleverly disguises its recycled origins, this round sofa chair features hidden storage space.  Instructables has the tutorial.

Tire seating

Casual Tire Seating

Brightly painted tires and colorful fabric cushions make this project a natural choice for a child’s playroom.  Grillo Designs has the tutorial.

Tire pouf seat

Tire Pouf Chair

This comfy chair is also quite stylish.  I Creative Ideas has the details.

Tire table

Tire Table

Stack two painted tires together and top with glass for a trendy outdoor table. Learn how at Mad Cap Frenzy.

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Blooming Flower Tire Planter

Purchased garden planters can be very expensive, but this recycled tire planter is frugal and stylish. Pink Hammers & Sippy Cups has the tutorial.

Tire planter

Rope Covered Tire Planter

Hometalk suggests making a tire planter covered with rope for a natural, Earthy addition to your backyard decor.

Hanging planter

Hanging Planter

If you’ve got extra wall space, a tire hanging planter is perfect. DIY Show Off has the details.

Tires for toys

Toy Storage Container

Banish clutter with a toy storage container made from old tires.  Curbly explains.

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Seesaw/Teeter Totter

If you have children at home, build a cute seesaw/teeter totter from old tire for hours of backyard fun. Learn more at Ideas2Live4.

Tire swing

Tire Swing

A tire swing is another must-have piece of backyard play equipment you can easily make yourself.  EHow explains.

Tire swing 2

Tire Swing: Part 2

Do you love to crochet? If so, use granny squares to turn your tire swing into a work of art. The Curious Pebble Project explains.

Make a sand box from old tires

Tire Sandbox

If you have lots of tires to get rid over,  Peacock Orchard has an interesting take on the traditional tire sandbox. This version uses stacked tires to create layers for kids to play in.

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Tire Dog Bed

Turn an old tire into a special treat for Fido by making your pooch a comfy new bed.  Practically Functional shows you how.