In order to create an inverted tire planter, it is necessary to obtain a soft, pliable tire. Found these two old cart tires at the flea market last week for $6 and couldn't wait to get to work.
|STEP 1: 2 worn, soft tires. About 14" diameter|
|STEP 2: Outline the petals with chalk or contrasting marker|
|STEP 3: Use a utility knife or box cutter and follow along the outlines.|
This tire was so soft, it took only 10 minutes to do the cutting.
|STEP 4: Turn tire inside out. Not too hard, since tire was soft and pliable.|
|When inverted, the rim becomes a pedestal!|
|STEP 5: Spray paint top portion. Be sure to paint inside the|
petals as they will be visible. Priming is not necessary and you can
use any type of outdoor spray paint.
|Tire planter posing with a recycled pallet bench. More about the bench soon!|