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 a 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 one of these amazing things…
Top 10 Things To Make With Car Tyres
10 – Tractor tyre to pond in next to no time!
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.
9 – Swinging high with the Ladybirds
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. There is also a simple to follow DIY guide in the source link for anyone who fancy’s a go at making one.
8 – The fountain of youth!…well it will help get rid of that spare tyre anyway!
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.
7 – Good enough to eat off!
Not only does this look amazing but it would be perfect for a play school or kids play room. While the guide in the source link isn’t the best it does roughly explain how it was made.
6 – Give old tyres come character by turning them into 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.
5 – Bench press them
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 there quite a bit more to it than that, but you get the general idea.
4 – Robbie The Rocker
This amazing use of an old tyre just brings a smile to the face and with the easy to follow guide in the source link even I might have a go at making one! Why are you still reading this? Click on that image link and get rocking!
3 – More grip than the tyres themselves!
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! While there isn’t a guide to make them in the image link it does contain loads of different things that people have made with old tyres making it well worth a visit.
2 – The loch Ness Monster Tyres
There are many, many different variations on this and some are even more amazing than this one! But most of them are just imposable 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.
1 – Turn them into something that is good for the environment!
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