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August 15, 2012

New Life of Old Tires

Recycling is a great way to give a new life to the things people don't want anymore. My father is good at inventing things that are practical. He made a wash stand for their garden out of 2-liter plastic soda bottles. He also made a sauna oven out of metal barrel and built a green house out of old window frames.
This year I visited my parents again (in Russia). Now, they have new  "flower-beds" that my dad made out of old tires!
The tire has to be turned inside out (I do not know how he did it). The top can be cut out.
Also, this "flowerpot" can be painted. Add some soil and plant your flowers in. That's it!
But wait! You can go more "fancier"- make a swan!

 I wish I had a garden here :)


  1. oh, great!
    That swan idea is magnificent!

  2. Great upcycling ideas! I like the swan. And if I had a garden, I would make a dragon to guard it :)

  3. You Dad is very creative, Albina. Pretty interesting idea with tires. I have a flat one on my car right now and I started to look at this from a different point of view.

  4. Recycling can't get any better than that! Who says recycling can't be fun, easy and artistic? Well, your father must be happy that you are sharing to your readers why recycling is important. Rubber tires can be environmental hazards if not taken care of properly. Truly, these tires have a new life to start everything again. :)

    Rita McCall