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From old tires to upcycled tire planters | DIY trash to treasure tutorial

DIY Tire planters by Kelly Whitman of The Pink Hammer blog. Visit the blog for full step by step tutorial and quality images.   http://www.thepinkhammerblog.comDIY Tire Planter

Project Cost;  (My cost = $0.00 with re=use of old tires  and Menards Rebate $ for the flowers) Average cost = Under $20.00 or cost of plants.

Project Level; Medium

Project Supplies; Old tires, dirt/soil, flowers, drill/ drill bit.


1.) Choose you tires and clean them if desired.  If you do not have any old tires laying around, check Craigslist or Freecycle , there are always people wanting to throw out old tires without having to pay fees.

2.)  Decide which way you want the tire to be facing and stand it upright.   Placing the tire slightly between your legs to hold it in place, drill several holes into the sunken parts of the tire tread.    I placed about 15 smaller holes into the bottom of each tire, using a 9/16 size drill bit.

3.)  Place a small layer of gravel topped with dirt or potting soil into the tire.
4.) Carefully add in flowers of choice into the tire.

5.)  Hang in desired location using L shaped  mounting brackets or hooks that can hold the weight of the tire planter.

6.) Look back on a project well done and enjoy what you just created!

A Tire Planter is a great way to upcycle  while  adding  unique beauty and character to your garden and yard!

Thanks for reading,


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*Flowers used in Tire Planters; Snap dragons, Marguerite Sweet Potato Vinem Verbena, & Petunias.



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Serenity in the garden.

“Gardening is about the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.” ~Lindley Karstens

This morning as I sit outside and enjoy my morning coffee……

I watch.  The dark clouds moving in, the birds flying over my head, and the breeze blowing the tops of the trees ever so softly.

I hear.   The thunder rumbling, the tractor working in the field, and the ‘jungle’ of birds singing their morning song.

I feel.  The breeze lightly brushing my hair off my shoulders and the touch of my daughters hand as it sweetly pats my leg.

I am.  Happy and peaceful.

It is.  Complete Serenity to me.

However your day finds you today,  I hope you take time for YOU,  even if just a few minutes, to breathe, relax, to look around , watch, listen , feel, and notice the serenity and beauty in your day.

Thanks for reading,


(Read how to create your own primitive planters  here)