- Spray-paint the tires a solid color or in a colorful design; allow the paint to dry. Bright colors will liven up your garden.
- Place your painted tires in a good spot for growing flowers and fill them with soil.
- Plant your favorite flower seeds in the soil. Water and tend to your flowers regularly.
- Paint the tire with your child so they feel involved in the process.
- Find the perfect spot for the sandbox. A shady area is best so your child doesn't sit in direct sunlight while they play.
- Fill the tire with sandbox sand.
Classic Tire Swing
- Drill holes in the bottom side of the tire (the part that will face the ground), so rainwater will drain out.
- Securely tie a very thick rope around the top of the tire.
- Tie the other side of the rope to a thick and sturdy branch of a large, old tree. Make sure you leave enough rope so the tire is only 1 to 2 feet from the ground.
- Test the tire swing to see whether it supports your weight to ensure it is safe for a child.
Border for a Flower Bed
- Slice the old tires in half.
- Dig holes a few inches deep, enough to hold the tires securely.
- Place the cut side of the tires into the holes so you have the illusion that there are half-buried tires in the ground.
Things You Will Need
- Thick rope
- Spray paint
- Flower seeds
- Knife with large blade or saw
- Clean the old tires before using them to get rid of any grease and grime.