Each and every year tens of millions of rubber tyres are disposed of in the UK. Many are burned in what is called a slow smoulder burn and even more than that are sent to landfill. But I say this needs to stop! Don’t get me wrong this isn’t an Eco-warrior protest, it is just me saying we don’t need to dispose of them in those old-fashioned ways that are still causing an impact on the environment, not when you could use them to make or do one of these amazing things…
Make a Pond
Apart from needing a few extra things like some slate, and a pond pump this is an amazing use of old tyres! And it makes for a rather stunning garden feature.
Make a Swing
There are many, many images of swings made with tyres but this one put an instant smile on my face, lovable, simple and of course a fantastic use of an old tyre.
Make a Fountain
This is not the prettiest thing you will ever make with various sized old tyres, but it is a very good one. Sadly I do bet that the skill level to replicate it is quite high, but still, it is a great use of tyres despite not being able to easily replicate it.
Make a Desk
Not only does this look amazing but it would be perfect for a play school or kids playroom.
Make Display Characters
Sadly for us “non-art” skilled people, some art skills will definitely be required to make these amazing characters. But if you work in a nursery or playschool I couldn’t think of a better use of them, simply amazing.
Make a Bench
Nothing too complicated here just bury two large tractor tyres into the ground and place a thick wooden bench between the two! Well, to be honest, I am sure they’re quite a bit more to it than that, but you get a general idea. It’s not as strange as these unusual park benches, but it’s still pretty weird.
Make a Rocker
This amazing use of an old tyre just brings a smile to the face and it is not that hard to make.
Make Garden Decorations
This just made me smile from the moment I saw it. What better use of an old tyre than to turn it into a garden ornament snail!
Make Garden Art
There are many, many different variations on this and some are even more amazing than this one! But most of them are just impossible to replicate if like me you have no art skills. But this is a whole different story, simple to make and if you throw in the blue painted pebbles into the mix, you end up with a great talking point that can be added to any garden without much fuss at all. Deadly simple and so very beautiful to look at.
Make a Tyre Planter
It just doesn’t get any better than this and that is a fact! So beautiful, so simple and makes the environment that little bit better just for being made. Just stunning considering it is just made with old tyres that would have otherwise harmed the environment
Have you made anything from old tyres? Which of these ideas did you like the most? Do let us know in the comments below!