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Top Upcycled Tire Ideas

Old tires are actually quite versatile and can be used for so many different projects once they are no longer safe on the road. Since throwing old tires away in landfills or building stockpiles can have a detrimental effect on the environment, finding ways to recycle and reuse them is essential! If you don’t have a tire recycling program in your idea, the following projects can help you find new ways to use your old tires.

1. Upcycled Tire Chair

Design Squish

This modern chair is a great example of how you can incorporate old tires into stylish furniture for your home. We would love to relax in this chair after a long day!

2. Upcycled Rope Ottoman 


Another great way to furnish your home with recycled tires is by adding a little rope! Your guests will never know it is made from a tire – until of course you proudly tell them!

3. Recycled Tire Coffee Table


Unlike the ottoman featured above, this coffee table doesn’t make any attempt to hide the fact that it is made from an upcycled tire! With a removable lid, this tire project will provide you with some great new storage space as well.

4. Tire to Round Sofa Chair


For this project you are going to need a truck tire to build your round couch! We would never have guessed there was a tire in the middle of that stylish design.

5. DIY Dog Bed from a Recycled Tire

Practically Functional

Here at Makeful we love DIY pet projects, so of course we had to include this dog bed! A tire is the perfect size for a cozy place for your pooch to relax.

6. Tire Planter

Felder Rushing

This tire planter is a great way to add some color to your garden! The best part is that if your tire still has the rim, you can use it as a stand.

7. DIY Tire Planter

DIY Show Off
DIY Show Off

Upcycled tires can also make great hanging planters. Give them new life with some bright paint and you’re ready to go!

8. Bicycle Tire Mirror

Re-Creation Projects
Re-Creation Projects

We couldn’t do this list and not give some love to bike tires! This is a great way to upcycle an old bike tire and create a very unique feature piece in your home.

9. Mosaic Tire Planter

Dina Frid Art Works
Dina Frid Art Works

We have focused a lot on upcycling tires but what about rims? This mosaic tire rim project is a work of art and another great take on an upcycled tire planter!


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