May 30, 2010

A “TIRE”ing ACHIEVEMENT

For years I’ve wanted to make a planter out of an old tire….
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So I gathered my helper Zac…
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Just a warning to all you grown children. If you plan on moving back into your parents basement when times get tough, don’t think it will be an easy ride. We will put you to work!
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I drew scallops on the tires with chalk and we (Zac) cut them out.
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Then I took them down to the local tire store and had them remove the unwanted piece. Next I got the neighbor boy who is strong beyond belief to turn them inside out. (Sorry I forgot to take pictures of this process because it was really funny and I was too busy standing on the rim and being jostled around and laughing to be able to take pictures anyway).
Once they are inside out, I started painting…
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I used spray paint on the rims and exterior paint I had laying around for the tire…
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I painted the “petals” with the opposite colors of each other’s base…
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When they were dry, I moved them out front and filled them with dirt…
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And plants….
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I think they turned out pretty good.

16 comments:

Debby said...

Really clever. Would have loved to watch the process, hah.

BOY'S R US said...

one word, AWESOME!!

joy said...

Oh my goodness Janis. Beyond cute! I don't think there is anything you can't do!
Have a great holiday!
Joy

Mimi Sue said...

You have way to much energy! Please send some to me right away! They turned out so darn cute. Love them. I think the cub scouts should make them. Hahahaha. Mimi

elaine said...

Very creative!

Sarah said...

I saw them this morning as I drove down the street. I had no idea that they were tires. They look so cute!

joy said...

Good Morning! Can I tell you again how much I love your planters! I got my espalier tree and J&L in bountiful. Have a good day, Joy

Anne Fannie said...

What?? That is awesome! What a great job you did Janis! I cannot believe the vision you had with that tire!! I like your cheap labor too!
Hugs, Ann

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

OH.....MY.....WORD!!! I think my heart even skipped a few beats. These are So, So, Cute!!! It's a good thing they are super heavy or I would be tempted to sneak over there in the middle of the night...(oh wait, I live in another State) : ) Kudos to you on an amazing job (and the boy next door, and Son, and Tire Shop).
I read every single word of your two "Gwams Duty" Posts. You're the best, Janis. Congratulations on a new little Sweetpea added to your family.
xo,
Mary Lou

Sassy said...

OH MY STARS!!!!! I want to do this.........LOVE IT/THEM!!!

Brockett's said...

This is one of the cutest ideas I have ever seen!!!

ByTheSea said...

I just found your blog.. I love your I love the tire planters.. they are awesome.

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

this has got to be the most clever thing ever! I found you at DIY showoff and I'm loving your blog

Blue Velvet Chair said...

What a clever use of tires! If you like recycled projects, come over to peek around at www.bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com - we love them, too!

Cindy Dy said...

amazing and nice looking site please love it and make more effective… keep it up.

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