Calling all home decor addicts: 5 funky DIY tips to recycle old tyres

  • Aditi Caroli, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Apr 09, 2015 14:55 IST

Aworn-out tyre need not drive you into the cribbing mode. Before you think of discarding it, take a look at these super cool and trendy do-it-yourself ideas and put your old throw-away tyre to creative use. You can also hunt your neighbourhood junkyard and buy a few worn-out tyres at cheap rates that can be turned into statement decor pieces.

From peppy planters to a quirky table, options abound for those who want to recycle old tyres. Remember, you would also be doing your bit for the environment by re-using old tyres as they are one of the largest and the most difficult to manage waste items.

* Toptable

Paint two tyres. Place one on top of the other. Get a glass cut in round size, bigger than the size of the tyres. Place it on top of the tyres and your centre table is ready.

* Comfy seaters

Cover a tyre with a yarn of fabric. Place a few cushions and use it as a seater. You can also paint a tyre, throw in an old mattress and your pet bed is ready.

* Fun planters

How about turning your tyres into planters? Paint tyres in colourful hues and use them to pot plants in your garden area.

* What a display

Take eight tyres and paint them in bright colours. Arrange the tyres on top of each other as shown in the picture and place a painted wooden slab on top of it. Use this to exhibit your decor pieces.

* Swingin'
If your neighbourhood has trees, then you can become a favourite among the kids. Paint a tyre in fun hues and hang it with a strong rope on a sturdy branch to make a swing for them.

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