How to make a garden planter from an old tire

Old tires often get sent straight to recycling, but there are so many better things you can do with them. This tire planter is the perfect example – it's useful, it's pretty and it's a fun, easy project to make when you have a free afternoon.
Tire planters usually get put outside, but this one is small enough to keep inside if you prefer. Of course, it would fit right in to a backyard as well, so keep reading to learn how to make this garden planter.
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Materials
- Geotextile fabric
- Small tire
- Black permanent marker
- Scissors
- Work gloves
- Staple gun
- Thick rope
- Wooden dolly
- Hot glue gun
- Potting soil
- Succulents
Instructions
1. Place the tire on a sheet of geotextile fabric and use a permanent marker to trace around the tire's outside edge.
2. Cut the fabric along the line to create a circle the same size as the tire.
3. Put on work gloves and attach the fabric to the bottom of the tire with a staple gun.
4. Place the tire upside down on a small wooden dolly.
5. Starting at the bottom of the tire right next to the geotextile fabric, hot glue the end of the rope to the tire.
6. Wrap the rope around the tire until only an inch or so can be seen at the top, rotating the dolly to make it easier. Hot glue every section in place as you go.
7. Fill the tire with potting soil and plant succulents or your favorite flowers.
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