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Tires, What Else Are They Good For?

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4 or 2 tires take us from point A to point B. We know that for a fact. Maybe even one tire, some people ride unicycles to work. (If that's you, please let us know.)

Once you get new tires, your old tires are more than likely recycled. Don't leave them to "rot!" Although they do break down, they leave a residue that contaminates the soil. They are not biodegradable. So what else can you get out of used tires?

Believe it or not, a bed! But not for a human, for a pet. With this as with any other project listed ahead is that the tire(s) are cleaned well.

Dog Bed

  • Add a coat of paint
  • Decorate the outside if you wish
  • Add a round dog bed or pillow

fix tire - dog bed

Photo via Home Talk

Flower Pot

Note: once there is noticeable breakdown of the tire, it's time to recycled for good 

repair tire - flower pot 

Photo by Jakub Jacobsky on Unsplash

Varying size in tires allows for some great variation. You can paint them any color to match your outdoor decorations and flowers. It's simple to turn it into a flower pot:

  • Fill the inside with soil
  • Add flowers
  • Add rocks, gravel to help with drainage if you wish

Non-Slip Stairs

tire repair - stop & go - tires

Cut up some pieces of the tire to fit the stairs that make you fall or slip at least twice a day.

If you have a metal staircase, you can drill a hex screw to keep them in place. Or buy carpet adhesive or double-sided tape to keep it easy.

Do you have any other ideas to share? Let us know! If none of these interest you, recycle your tires at the nearest location.