Saturday, 16 April 2016

Repurpose - Reuse - Recycle

A monthly post to (hopefully) inspire you to look at old things in a new way.

Time To Retyre


Every year in Australia about 48 millions tyres reach the end of the road, of those 48 million, only 16% are recycled, the rest end up in landfill, stockpiled or illegally dumped.
Source

Anything that can be done to reduce the number of tyres ending up in landfill can only be a good thing. Below are just a few examples of what can be done with them. 

From icreativeideas comes an idea I might try myself as I have been trying to think of a cheap way to add a frog pond down in the vegetable garden.



Want something a little larger? Then pop over to Dokuchaevsk for the tutorial to create this one.



Turn a tyre into a ottoman that would right at home in a beachside cottage.


Or a planter 

Paint one aqua and fill it with trailing plants to add some interest to an outside wall.

Not sure how comfy a tyre seat would be, but they seem to be popular.

How about turning one into a horse swing for the little people/person in your life.


or you could turn them into a slightly creepy, Gothic tree that would be a talking point in any backyard.
Icarus Palm by Douglas White.

I will leave you this month  with a few ideas of what you can do with old tyre rims.

They make an excellent barbecue.

They can be painted and turned into a very pretty hose holder.

And if you have the time, patience and some old tiles they can be turned into a one of a kind planter.
Well, that's it for this month's round of Repurpose - Reuse - Recycle, I will be back next month with more ideas. I hope to see you then.

Disclaimer: I try to give credit to the owners of all the images I use, sometimes this is not possible, those images where the source is unknown will be assumed to be in the public domain. If you are the owner of any of these images (source unknown) and would like them removed or credit added, please let me know.

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