How to Make Planters Out of Tires

In this Instructable, I’ll show you how to make planters out of tires. It’s a great way to upcycle old tires and give them new life as planters! These planters are easy to make and are great for both indoor and outdoor plants.

Plus, they add a bit of fun and whimsy to your garden!

  • Choose the tire size you want to use for your planter
  • A common size is a passenger car tire, but you can also use smaller tires for a more delicate look or larger tires for a bolder design
  • Once you have your tire, clean it thoroughly with soap and water to remove any dirt or grime
  • You may also want to sand down the surface of the tire to create a smooth texture
  • Next, decide on the paint color or colors you want to use for your planter
  • You can either go with a solid color or create a design using multiple colors
  • Paint the entire surface of the tire, including the rim and any raised areas
  • Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step
  • The final step is to add some plants! Place some potting soil inside the tire and then add your chosen plants
  • Be sure to water them regularly and enjoy your new Tire Planter!
How to Make Planters Out of Tires


How Do You Turn a Tire into a Planter?

If you’re looking for a fun and unique way to spruce up your garden, why not try turning a tire into a planter? It’s a simple process that anyone can do, and it’ll add personality and charm to your outdoor space. Here’s how to do it:

Start by finding an old tire that’s in good condition. If it has any cracks or holes, patch them up with some rubber cement or duct tape. Once the tire is prepped, flip it over so that the opening is facing downwards.

Next, fill the tire with soil, leaving about an inch or two from the top. You can then start planting your chosen plants or flowers directly into the soil. When you’re finished, water the plants well and give them plenty of sunlight.

That’s all there is to it! With a little bit of effort, you can easily turn an old tire into a beautiful planter for your garden.

Are Tires Toxic to Use As Planters?

No, tires are not toxic to use as planters. While the rubber in tires may contain some harmful chemicals, these chemicals are not released into the environment when the tire is used as a planter. The rubber in tires is also not biodegradable, so it will not break down and release toxins over time.

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What Do You Put in the Bottom of a Tire Planter

If you’re looking for a way to add some extra curb appeal to your home, tire planters are a great option! But what do you put in the bottom of a tire planter? Here are a few ideas:

1. Rocks or pebbles: This is a great option if you want to add drainage to your planter. Simply fill the bottom of the tire with rocks or pebbles, then add soil and plants on top.2. Fabric: Another option for adding drainage to your planter is to line the bottom with fabric.

This can be anything from old t-shirts to burlap sacks. Simply cut a piece of fabric that’s slightly larger than the opening of the tire, then tuck it in and fluff it up so it covers the entire bottom surface. Once again, add soil and plants on top.

3. Nothing: That’s right, you don’t necessarily need to put anything in the bottom of a tire planter! Just fill it with soil and plant whatever you’d like directly into it. This is probably the easiest option, but keep in mind that without any drainage material, your plants may suffer if they get too much water.


If you’re looking for a fun gardening project that will add a pop of color to your yard or garden, consider making planters out of tires. It’s a simple project that doesn’t require much in the way of materials or tools, and it’s a great way to upcycle old tires that would otherwise end up in a landfill.To get started, you’ll need one or more tires (depending on the size of planter you want to make), some potting soil, and plants.

You can use any type of tire, but if you’re using ones that are bigger than passenger car tires, you may need to reinforce them with some wire or rope so they don’t blow away in the wind.Once you have your materials gathered, simply fill the tire with potting soil and plant your chosen flowers or vegetables. Water regularly and enjoy your new Tire Planter!

David V. Williamson

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