Terrarium Twist: How to Turn an Old Tire Into a Planter Table

Updated: Jul. 07, 2023

Gather round a coffee table that sprouts its own style.

tablevia amazon.com

What You’ll Need

  • Tire
  • Enough 1/2-in.-diameter sisal twisted rope to cover tire
  • Precut oak circle or circular piece of plywood (to cover bottom hole of tire)
  • 4 short wooden table legs
  • Screws for attaching wood circle and table legs 32-in.-diameter round glass tabletop (or size that will it on top of tire)
  • Craft moss (see note)
  • Artificial succulent plants Adhesive caulk
  • Glue gun
  • Power drill
  • Wood stain and staining supplies, optional


  1. If desired, stain wood pieces. Let dry. Turn tire upside down. Using adhesive caulk, adhere wood circle to bottom of tire, covering the center hole.
  2. To reinforce the wood circle, drill screws through wood into tire.
  3. Drill four evenly spaced holes into wood circle for legs. Screw legs into holes.
  4. With tire still upside down, use the glue gun to adhere one end of rope around edge of wood circle. Continue winding and adhering rope around tire, turning tire when needed, until completely covered.
  5. Fill opening on top of tire with craft moss and decorative succulents. Lay round glass tabletop over tire table. Find out if tire planters are good for your garden.

NOTE: To save money on craft moss, fill tire with bubble wrap, packing peanuts or polyester fiberfill and layer moss on top.

Bright Idea!

Add mini mushrooms and figurines to set an enchanting fairy garden scene. Check out more fairy garden ideas here.

Plus: How to Make a Wood Log Planter for Succulents

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