So true story… a few months back I was driving my littles to the park (only driving about 15 mph since we were in a residential neighborhood) when I
collided drove too close to the curb and blew my front passenger tire. My husband and I put the spare on in its place and headed a mile down the road to Discount Tire where they quickly got me back on the road with a replacement tire and my spare put back in its place. The employee I was speaking to told me that because the tire was in fairly good shape (besides the golf ball sized shredded area, oops!) it was eligible to be recycled. I asked if he meant upcycled and he looked at me as if asking, “Girl, what ARE you talking about?” Haha! I guess he didn’t realize I was a DIY blogger or see where I was going with my line of questioning… like making a Recycled Tire Christmas Tree Base!
Thanks to the partnership we have with Discount Tire on this post, we are sharing our recycled tire DIY project for holiday gift inspiration and it was so fun to think outside of the box! (A quick shout out this local company here in the Valley of the Sun, Discount Tire/America’s Tire, based in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer and currently operates more than 900 stores across the country. Sweet!) So here’s what we started with, an old dusty tire that needed a good spray down AND a good spray paint! We used Rust-Oleum’s Seaside (the perfect aqua color!) on the outside of the tire with 2 light yet even coats.
After letting it dry for about an hour we just rolled the tire indoors and set it down then added a standard Christmas tree stand inside.
We put the tree back together but it was missing something.
Kelli had this cool snow cover blanket material so we just put it over the standard tree stand to hide it. Viola! Easy peasy.
See how well it goes with her pretty flocked Village Christmas Tree? Love!
The fresh aqua tire brings in the colors of the oversized “ornaments” and pairs well with her light blue walls perfectly! When her son walked in from school he had to ask if that was a tire sitting under the tree as it threw him off for a minute. LOL!
Like we always say, a fresh coat of paint can transform a piece in no time! ;)
Instead of letting Discount Tire have all the fun with one of your old tires when it’s time to replace them, keep that tire and make something creative out of it! We’ve seen planters, baskets, swings, dog beds and ottomans made from old tires and they are super cool… and very cheap to DIY!
Keep up with Discount Tire + America’s Tire on their social networks or look up the hashtags #OldTiresTurnNew, #RecycledTires and #MyDiscountTire for trending projects and to see the latest and greatest! Be sure to check out more of our Merry & Bright wood cut out nestled in the branches, Merry & Bright Antler Pallet Art, December 25 Sign and our Paper Wrapped Trees that are in this month’s issue of People Mag! ;)