Showing posts with label car tires. Show all posts
Showing posts with label car tires. Show all posts

10 Cool DIY Projects Using Old Tires

On: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The other day I was in my garage and I realized something: we have way too many tires. Living where we do, we end up driving into the mountains a great deal, or further south and into the dessert. Both types of terrain can be rough on rubber, and we go through a full set of tires once a year. For a long time we just threw the old ones out, but now we have been patching and reusing them instead of purchasing new ones.

Obviously, this is better than tossing them both environmentally and economically. But we still have more than we need, and I had no idea what to do with them. Sell them? Give them away? That is when my Pinterest instinct kicked in and I knew I had to see if I could find some good upcycling projects for them.

These are the ten coolest I found.

1. Tire Swing

Tire Swing

Recycled Car Tires Sandals

On: Monday, May 10, 2010

We've already shared an idea on creating plastic bottle sandals as well as DIY tire sandals. Today's piece of recycling inspiration is somewhat similar.

The essential difference though is that these sandals use much more convenient and thus this idea is much more usable: enjoy!

Recycled Car Tires Sandals