Turn An Old Tyre Into A Gorgeous Planter

Thinking of ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle? It’s challenging to create something useful out from the trash. Instead of throwing away those things, you could create a great project out from it! And the icing on the cake? You get to display it right in your patio – the perfect place to admire your work while relaxing on your patio, sipping a cuppa.

This DIY gorgeous planter from Addicted 2 DIY will surely make your patio stunning all year round!

Love this planter on your patio? Already imagining how it would look like? Let’s now proceed with the things you will need.


  • 1 old tyre
  • 1 – 4×4 board cut to 3 – 12″ long pieces with 15 degree angles at each end.  The long side and short side of the angles should measure 12″.
  • approx 200′ of 3/8″ sisal rope (or less if you have a bigger diameter)
  • weatherproof stain
  • 2″ pocket hole screws
  • Kreg Jig or angle brackets
  • 2″ bolts and nuts
  • 3/4″ plywood or end of wood spool
  • jigsaw with scroll blade

If you happen to have some plastic planter tray, use it. That way, you can keep the wood from being wet constantly from the flowers. Now, time to make some beautiful planter!


edited-83331. Lined up your spool on your tire and traced around the tire to get the proper diameter for the base. Don’t have a wood spool? You can easily do this with a piece of plywood.




edited-83352. Grabbed some nuts and bolts and figured out where you wanted to drill the holes.




edited-83363. Using a 3/8″ drill bit, drilled four holes through the plywood and into the sidewall of the tire.  Pushed the bolts through and flipped the tire.




edited-83374. If you find it tough to get to the bolts to attach the nuts, try standing on the inside of the sidewall and pushed the end of the bolt through enough.




edited-83385. Then ratcheted all of them tight.





edited-83586. Next it’s time to attach the rope. Use a hot glue gun and start gluing the rope on from the bottom edge of the wood base.




edited-83677. Kept working your way around the tyre, trying to keep the rope tightly wrapped. This is a good step to take in the house and watch TV to pass the time.




edited-83838. Attached the legs. Find the center point and positioned the legs in a triangle at the center, then marked the positions with a pen so  you could place them after drilling holes.




edited-83849. Drill 1 1/2″ pocket holes into two sides of your 4×4 legs. This should be able to hold the weight of the tire.




edited-838610. Glue up the legs and then attached them to the wood bottom using 2″ pocket screws.  If you don’t have a Kreg Jig, you can also use angle braces.




edited-839811. Once the legs were attached and all of the rope was glued on, sand the legs and applied weatherproofing stain.




Now your planter is ready! You can put mixed flowers – just make sure it covers the entire planter. You can even use fresh herbs or strawberries instead of flowers – the choice is yours. Now, here’s your lovely DIY flower planter.
Isn’t this planter just lovely? Put it on the side and your patio will certainly look colourful and more fabulous!

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