#Upcycle old tyres for your plants and trees – DIY Project Idea

Want to jazz up your garden on a shoestring? If you have any old tyres lying around instead of disposing them or letting them gather dust, why not #upcycle them into a snazzy flower planter?


  • Wash your tyres thoroughly and once dry paint using a durable, non-toxic outdoor paint. Ask your local paint shop for the most appropriate paint. You will get better results with a paint brush than a spray can.
  • For best results and a longer lasting hold apply a second coat
  • When dry, fill with soil and transplant your tree, plants, or use as a container to grow.

We have used these recently for trees and flower beds:

Check out some of the other projects you can make with tyres: