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35+ Adorable DIY Tire Planter Ideas That Will Make Your Garden the Cutest on the Block

Turn Tires into Planters!

If you have some old tires and you're wondering what to do with them, you can turn them into creative planters for your garden. With just a little bit of paint, you can transform them into works of art that will look pleasing to the eye as well as a nice home for plants.

Make sure you clean the tire first with a hose. You will probably need a handsaw and spray paint. Make sure to wear a mask to protect your lungs and work outdoors wherever possible!


Wavy Design

  1. To make this nice wavy design, first, draw your pattern on the tire.
  2. Take a drill and create a hole at one point.
  3. Then go in and cut the design.
  4. Turn the tire inside out and spray paint it.
  5. Once dry, you can use a golden yellow to paint the flower design. You can do the same with the piece that was cut off and then this will be screwed into the bottom to form the base of your planter.
  6. Take a pizza pan and screw that inside so that the planter can be moved around.
  7. Finish by adding your soil and your chosen plants.

Teacup Planter

For people who love teacups, this is a really fun project to make. You'll need two different-sized tires to make this and you can be as creative as you like with the pattern.


Vegetable Patch

If you are going to grow vegetables in your tires, try to keep them in a shaded area. Burning tires release chemicals so you don't want the sun shining too hard on them and possibly releasing nasty chemicals into your soil.


Wall Planters

Make a nice display for a blank space with these colorful wall planters. You can paint the tires in various different bright shades and once dry, hang them on the wall in an arrangement you enjoy.


Tiered Tire Planter

Create a nice display to place your tree in with this tiered flower tire planter. You can have one main big tire and then layer several smaller ones around this to really make it stand out. You'll drive your neighbors wild with your creativity!


Tire Wall

Make a fun tire wall by layering the planters. Decide what layout you are going to go with first so that you can arrange your plants correctly.

For example, some of the tires may just be half filled with plants so that they are peeping out. The tires on the top should have the most plants in them since they will be fully on display.


Bejeweled Tire Planter

Make an enchanting display with a bejeweled tire planter. This would make a nice housewarming gift or just to enjoy in your backyard. Watch as the jewels catch the light and sparkle in all their glory.


Raised Garden

Make a raised garden out of old tires and decorations on the fence from the side walls. Raised beds are great for allowing you to concentrate on smaller areas to enable an ideal soil environment for growing vegetables.


Bright Red

Catch attention with a bright red tire planter. A red rose bush is planted in it for maximum impact and drama. You could place other smaller plants around the edge such as creeping jennies which will grow over the tire.


Tire Planter Swing

An interesting way to hang your tire planter is to use a chain and suspend it from a tree to make it look like a swing.



Petunias look delightful in a pastel colored tire planter. You could make this the focal point of your garden or a really interesting centerpiece for your outdoor dining table and area.


Shiny Candy

Paint your tires like shiny candy to make a really eye catching display. This will really pick up on the patterns of the tires to create a nice textured effect.


Elaine Byers (author) on February 09, 2021:

Thanks Charlene, it's such a clever way to reuse, the teacup is too cute !

Charlene Gallant from Cape Town, South Africa on February 09, 2021:

OH my goodness sooooo cute! I absolutely love the teacup lol definately have to give a few of these a go:) thanks for the ideas