Retread & Grow: How to Turn an Old Tire Into a Hanging Planter

Put a fresh spin on a classic repurposed planter.


What You’ll Need

  • Motorcycle or ATV tire (see note below) Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2x Ultra Cover spray paint
  • Potting soil Flowers
  • Power drill Heavy-duty rope

NOTE: Used tires work better than new tires, which have a coating that can bleed through the paint. If using new tires, let dry for a couple of days after the first coat until the original tire color begins to show through, then add a fresh coat of paint.


  1. Drill drainage holes in the bottom of tire if needed.
  2. Spray-paint tire, building up paint in layers over the spanĀ of an hour. Let dry.
  3. Plant your favorite seasonal flowers in the tire.
  4. Use rope to hang planter from a tree or porch. Make sure knot is tied securely.

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