Showing posts with label tires. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 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 Tire Furniture

On: Friday, May 14, 2010

Car and bike tires appear to be the easiest to recycle. There are tons of things that can be created from tires.

Today' DIY project is the best proof for that: tire furniture looks like it is convenient, stylish and usable - what a great combination!

Recycled Tire Furniture

Build a Greenhouse of Plastic Bottles

On: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Greenhouse of Plastic Bottles

Some ideas just keep amazing me! Now you can put ALL your used plastic bottles to good use: build a greenhouse with them. What's more, the greenhouse stands on a foundation made out of recycled tires.