With all the debates surrounding modern utilities and their impact on the environment, one wonders what an individual can do in their own capacity to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute towards creating a better world for our generations to come. Continental tires being a prominent brand in the automotive industry, realizes its responsibility and encourages its customers to get creative with their old tyres instead of just throwing them away expecting someone else to take care of them. From coffee tables to swings and decoration pieces, there are plenty of things you can do with your old tyres. All it takes is a bit of an imagination to turn your old car tyres into resourceful new furniture décor and daily use items.
Tire Garden Furniture (Using old tires to garden furniture)
If you own a garden, patio or a terrace and like to spend you're off duty hours under the open sky while enjoying a strong cup of tea then you can literally do wonders with an old set of tyres by making a garden furniture out of them.
There are myriad ways to transform tyres into a fully functional garden or patio furniture based on your design preferences. You can mount two tyres on top of each other, join them with screws and cover them in fabric or you can use a single tyre, paint it in the color of your choice and use a wooden platform underneath to make stools & tables.
Tire Planters (Tires plantings)
For anyone who likes to admire the nature and is fond of greenery, you cannot put your old tyres to a better use than transforming them into garden decorations or planters. You can fill them up with soil and plant strawberries or mint in them or you can cut them in half and hang them in your porch with different colored flowers in them. The best part about using old tyres for plantation is that you can seal them from the bottom to keep slugs and pesticides from attacking whatever you have planted inside.
Tire Coffee Table (using old tires to Coffee tables)
The cleverest and the simplest use of an old tyre is to turn it into a coffee table. Cover the tyre from both sides with wooden boards, attach some rollers at the lower end and put a glass at the top. Finally, paint it in the color that compliments your room décor and brace for all the compliments that you are going to get from friends and family.
Another really creative way to recycle an old tyre is to transform it into a chandelier. Nothing adds depth to your décor better than a chandelier hanging from your ceiling. You could either spend hours surfing the internet looking for suitable chandelier designs or you could spend all those hours doing something creative yourself. It’s amazing what you can do with a few light bulbs and a used car tire.
While children have little or no use for new tyres, there are plenty of things they can do with the old tyres in a playground. From the good old tyre swings to the cute tyre walls, you can keep your little one busy by using old tyres into the play area and make memories with them.
Furthermore, you can also make a half tyre hammock for your children and hang it under shade so they can enjoy a good read while dangling in the hammock to make the most of their summer vacations.
So, with summer approaching fast, you may want to decide quickly what you would like to do with your old tires after the tire replacement.