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12 Things You Can Do with an Old Tire

Step outside the box and repurpose an old tire with these creative tips.

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Tire Chair

The things you can do with a tire can be endless. Start with some creativity. Make creative garden chairs by recycling your old tires, because what goes better than horticulture and recycled materials?

Need more chair inspiration? Here’s how to build an Adirondack chair.

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Tire Plant Holder


Make your garden shine by propping up your pretty plants with an old tire plant holder. It’s an easy DIY that will add a creative touch to your space and get rid of an old tire. A tire garden is a great way to solve what to do with old tires.

Check out more outstanding one-day backyard projects.

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Rolling Storage


Transform old tires into an ottoman for storing your crafts. Paint them, stack them, and voila! Here are the complete how-to instructions.

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Decor Tire Swing


Liven up your living room by painting an old tire bright white and hanging it from beautiful, thick nautical rope. It’s just one of the things you can do.

Not sure how to tie a knot? Check out these 5 knots to know and how to tie them.

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Tire Table


Who needs wood when you have rubber? An old tire with a round piece of glass, it makes the perfect small coffee table. It’s the most clever of the things you can do.

Check out these other 10 DIY tables you can build quickly.

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Garden Stairs


Stop slipping down a steep hill to your garden oasis by installing these simple tire garden stairs. It’s another one of those things you can do to repurpose old things.

Need more stair inspiration? Here’s how to install a new stair handrail.

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Playground Climbers


Kids love to climb on playground equipment and old tires are often used for climbers like this.

For more playground ideas, check out these 12 awesome DIY play areas.

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Garden Swan


Add some pizzazz to your garden by DIYing a tire garden swan. It’s a waste-recycling concept that will keep you from over spending at the store on outdoor decor and more. A tire garden is an interesting answer to the things you can do.

Are you a frugal gardener? Check out these 10 ways to save money in the home garden.

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Tire Ropes Course


Venture out into the woods to create this super cool tire challenge. It’s not for the faint of heart, but certainly a great project for the serious workout enthusiast and one of the more awesome uses.

Feeling outdoorsy? Check out how to build a tree house.

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Obstacle Course


Have some space in your backyard? Transform it into a summer camp fun zone with an obstacle course that will give everyone in the family a little exercise. It’s on the cooler side of the things you can do.

Feeling indoorsy? Here are some great home gym tips and tricks.

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Tire Totter


Keep your little ones entertained for hours with a teeter totter or rocking horse made with an old tire. Of course, safety first with all things kid-related.

Here are 9 easy steps to take to create a safe home for baby.

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Old Fashioned Tire Swing


Surely one of the first things that came to mind when you thought of repurposing an old tire was a tire swing, right? Well, we saved it for last. Classics never go out of style.

Speaking of swings, check out these Speaking of swings, check out these 12 backyard swings everyone will enjoy.

Alexa Erickson
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