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step by step guide on how to make your own tyre plant pot.


By mark61


I think its time to recycle old worn out tyres into something usefull.I hope this guide is usefull for some people as it as been for me.

1)get a old wheel and tyre.

2)very carefully with a jigsaw cut a design round the edges i found the pointed shape that i have cut in my picture the easiest.

3)After carefully cutting your shape ,turn the wheel over ,you will need some strength for this part,pulling the tyre towards you to form the top edging for the plant pot.

4)place a sponge in the bottom with a hole in the middle to allow for drainage.

5)Fill with soil and place your plant in your new recycled plant pot.

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very clever ~ great shape now

25 Apr, 2011


Brilliant design idea, love it.

25 Apr, 2011


wow thanks have explained it so well..I'll report back the results soon...:-)

25 Apr, 2011


That looks so good, thankyou for the instructions....

25 Apr, 2011


have you got a 3-wheeler car now ~ or a one wheeled motorbike?

25 Apr, 2011


Hi Mark - I've seen these about but didn't know how people made them so thanks for that. Bob Flowerdew of TV fame uses a lot of his old tyres to sow plants etc in. It's a good way of recycling isn't it ?

Arre you going to plant it up or was it just a trial to show us ?

25 Apr, 2011


That is Brilliant - like a sunny pot - very genius thinking there !!!

26 Apr, 2011


Thats great I think I will give it ago

26 Apr, 2011


Brilliant Mark and they last for years too.

26 Apr, 2011


Hi all thankyou all so much much for your great comments.I am glad you have found the instructions clear and helpful.Yes i am going to plant something in it at the weekend.I have already had flowers and tomato plants growing well in here in the past years.I will put pictures on at the weekend.Thankyou all again happy tyre plant pot making.:))))

26 Apr, 2011


Mariek dont get me started on bob flowerdew...its his fault i ended up with a lorry loads of

i have just shown this to my son and nephew. they are asking did u use a special blade on the jigsaw Mark?

26 Apr, 2011


Hi Sandra son and nephew,i used a course cutting jigsaw blade.Good luck of your lorry load of tyres i got rid of mine as i couldnt turn them over any more got very weak me lol:))))


28 Apr, 2011


That's great. I had a few tyres but got rid of them when I moved :(( I wish I had kept them.

30 Apr, 2011


looks great mark, like the shape, good intsructions, not like the instructions in a flat pack hahaha

1 May, 2011


Hywel whatever you do do not put a ad in your local paper wanting spare wheels and you will get up one morning and you will have a garden full lol.

Sanbaz i am pretty good with flat packs always have to have me jewels with me though as she reads them and i dont lol.So normally if im on my own i always have many parts

1 May, 2011


lol mark im the same i read and baz fixes, he never reads the instructions haaha

1 May, 2011


Wow, love it. Great idea. I suppose it could be painted any color one wants. I'd love to see it planted up.

16 Jun, 2011


Wonderful to see the finished's attractive and the price is right! lol

22 Jun, 2011


Love this planter looks good, found this just a while ago and wanted to make my own one.

So here is ones I' ve been making on

so take a look

26 Nov, 2012


Hi gardengirl i certainately will do and thankyou for letting me know.:))))) Glad you liked the blog.

27 Nov, 2012

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