make an awesome planter with your old tyre
Here we will present to you a project of turning an old tie to an awesome planter with very simple tools:
Here’s what you’ll need to make this planter:
1 old tire
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)
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
I grabbed all of my materials to figure out how I was going to build the planter. I started to use 1×3 wood for the legs, but they just didn’t have enough substance to them, so I grabbed a 4×4 from my scrap pile and cut three legs from it. I happened to have some wooden spools leftover from another project, so I stole the end off of one of them to make the base for my planter. I also bought a plastic planter tray to keep the wood from being wet constantly from the flowers.
I lined up my spool on my tire and traced around the tire to get the proper diameter for the base. I wanted the diameter to be about an inch smaller than the tire all of the way around. If you don’t have a wood spool, you can easily do this with a piece of plywood.
I grabbed some nuts and bolts from our hardware stash and figured out where I wanted to drill my holes.
Using a 3/8″ drill bit, I drilled four holes through the plywood and into the sidewall of the tire. I pushed my bolts through and flipped the tire.