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.