Once I traveled in a car, driven by a of a friend of mine, when she passed a huge hole on the rode. We shacked and got seriously scared. Fortunately, we were ok. Unfortunately, the result was a flat tire …two tires actually.
I won’t tell you the whole story of how we spend two hours waiting for her boyfriend to come with new tires and change the flat ones. It was a long story.
I assume now is the time when you ask yourself the question “Why is she telling me this?” And I’m gonna tell you why.
I’m not a driver and I don’t have car, so I don’t know much about tires. I only know you should have a pair of winter and a pair of summer tires and change them twice a year.
- But have you ever wondered what happens to the old or flat tires? “They go to the trash, that’s what”, you’ll answer. And I’ll agree.
- Is this environmental friendly? No, of course. You agree, right?
Tires are built to handle extreme weather conditions, so they don’t biodegrade. Chemicals used to manufacture tires are extremely flammable. A scrap tire on the ground can hold water and creates a perfect “home” for pests who can carry diseases. The good news is that 80% of the scrap tires get recycled.
But what about the other 20 percent? I think we all can try to recycle them. And it turns out I’m not the only one who thinks so. I found on YouTube a great videos of people, giving new life to their flat tires. And I’m gonna share them with you. So next time you had a flat tire, don’t threw it away, ok? Instead make:
Your neighbors will become very jealous when spring comes, I assure you.
Swing for kids
You can make a wonderful swing for your kid with an old tire. All you need is a rope and a place to hang it. Be careful!A tire swing is only proper for little kids – max 5-6 years old. It could be dangerous for older ones.
A practical idea is also to make a basket from an old used tire. As I already mentioned tires are made to handle extreme weather conditions, so they’re very strong. If you made a basket from a tire, you can use it for all the heavy things you need to carry – woods, bottles, fruits, magazines…
You know the gumboots, right? Nowadays people where them not only while working in the garden, but also everywhere else. They’re perfect for rainy weather and they’ve become a fashion item too. To be honest, I’m not sure if I could make myself a pair of shoes from a tire, so if you manage to do this, please sent me a guide with pictures!
Chair from an old tire? Yes, believe it or not, it’s possible. And I’ll prove you. I found a video in YouTube showing step by step how to make a comfortable chair from a tire. I’ve tried it and it works. Now I have this exclusively cheap and unconventional chair on my terrasse. I plan to do a few more for the garden. I always run out of chairs when I invite more than three friends.
If you want to make a chair from a tire on your own, watch this video:
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P.S. Don’t forget to tell me if you manage to do shoes from old tires, right?