If you've ever owned a car, chances are you had to change the tires at least once, leaving you with a dilemma as to where to put the used tires. Thankfully, the times of burning tires in your yard are long forgotten, and if there's no tire recycling facility near you, these DIY projects can help you to give them a second life.

We have put a list of tire upcycling ideas for your inspiration. Sure, you'll find the good old tire swing here, but also some unexpected chairs, steps, dog bed, and garden decoration ideas.

Research indicates that tires will slowly leach toxic chemicals into the surrounding environment, but many of these studies describe long-term effects when exposed to the elements. It's probably a good idea to refrain from using them to plant edible plants, but many other applications should be OK, especially if they will be covered in some way or won't be touched too often.

(h/t: justdiy)

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Tire Dog Bed

Tire Dog Bed

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EdwinnaSkipper 4 years ago

It is stated not to use them as planters for edible plants. Then why would one muse them for a dog bed. The dog could Che's on them and the toxic fumes would be right next to the dog.

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#2

Tire And Yarn Ottoman

Tire And Yarn Ottoman

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LindaB 4 years ago

I think it's sisal, not yarn.

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Intricate Tire Lamps

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DianaCrunChewyWatson 4 years ago

You're only issue I have with these are that ties tend to carry a strong odor not conducive to being indoors.

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#4

Tire Mirror Frame

Tire Mirror Frame

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EllendelValle 4 years ago

very clever---

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#5

Beautiful Tire And Yarn Planter

Beautiful Tire And Yarn Planter

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CharylaneNeely 4 years ago

forget the planter! The bench is awesome!

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#6

Garden Tire Table

Garden Tire Table

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EllendelValle 4 years ago

perfect

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#7

Tyre Subwoofer

Tyre Subwoofer

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EllendelValle 4 years ago

now that terrific-- vibration would be softened too yes/??

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#8

Tire Swings

Tire Swings

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GertieSmith 4 years ago

duh. that is the most obvious thing to do with a tire

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#9

Half Tire Hammocks

Half Tire Hammocks

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EllendelValle 4 years ago

great

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#10

Tire Garden Stairs

Tire Garden Stairs

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KerryO'Neil 4 years ago

I wish they had painted them first. I have seen better applications but the idea is solid.

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#11

Tire Armchair

Tire Armchair

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DoanhSiu 4 years ago

Fantastic idea

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#12

Tire Tea Cup Planters

Tire Tea Cup Planters

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TarynWallace 4 years ago

These are adorable!

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#13

Tire Sand Box

Tire Sand Box

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EllendelValle 4 years ago

fabulous--- teacups could do this too

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#14

Minion Tire Scarecrow

Minion Tire Scarecrow

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EllendelValle 4 years ago

OHHHH kids would love it

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Golden Tire Coffee Table

Golden Tire Coffee Table

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Baked_Potato 3 years ago

That's.....beautiful!

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#16

Tire Planter

Tire Planter

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StephanieHendricks 4 years ago

Love this!!! Love this!!!

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#17

Shredded Tire Armor

Shredded Tire Armor

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ThomasNorris 4 years ago

Would be. Great at comicon

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#18

Tire Umbrella Stand

Tire Umbrella Stand

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EllendelValle 4 years ago

someone is very clever :-)

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#19

Tire Playground

Tire Playground

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SarahofBorg 4 years ago

Almost everything at the playground in my elementary school was made from tires. Even tire dragon scupltures we could climb!

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#20

Tire Chairs

Tire Chairs

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ChristinaFitzgerald 4 years ago

Why would you have chairs you can't sit on?

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Upcycled Tire Recycling Trash Bins

Upcycled Tire Recycling Trash Bins

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Tire Garden Planter

Tire Garden Planter

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HeronFeather 4 years ago

100+ year old idea that still beautifies.

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#23

Green City Tire Installation

Green City Tire Installation

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AstridSmith 3 years ago

That's sooo pretty!!

#24

Tire See Saw...reclaimed Wood, And Hand Painted.

Tire See Saw...reclaimed Wood, And Hand Painted.

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SarahofBorg 4 years ago

Looks fun!

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Tire Garden Furniture Set

Tire Garden Furniture Set

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Tire Garden Stools

Tire Garden Stools

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LindaSutton 3 years ago

Very nice

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Tire Sofa

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kotlety 4 years ago

Take a nap on it if you feel TIRED.

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#28

Tire Outdoor Furniture

Tire Outdoor Furniture

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captaingrumpy 4 years ago

Very well made.

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#29

Tire Used As Base For Succulent Wreath

Tire Used As Base For Succulent Wreath

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Lydia Fortier 2 years ago

This is an interesting use!

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Painted Tire Chairs

Painted Tire Chairs

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CharlotteEvans 4 years ago

Was I the only one who thought these looked like eggs?

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Tire Hanging Planters

Tire Hanging Planters

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captaingrumpy 4 years ago

Striking.

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Tires For Building Houses

Tires For Building Houses

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AprilMinkler 4 years ago

Totally awesome. I hope when more advanced civilizations view us and all we're doing to destroy the Planet, they will take into account our burgeoning creativity and capacity for love and compassion when they decide if we get to go on.

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#33

Simple Tire And Yarn Coffee Table

Simple Tire And Yarn Coffee Table

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jen 3 years ago

Its Sissal, sissal!

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#34

Tire Patio Furniture

Tire Patio Furniture

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ArabellaTan 4 years ago

Are those tire bungee chairs?! :D

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#35

Tire Christmas Wreath

Tire Christmas Wreath

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SteelBlueSeas 4 years ago

OMG my mother-in-law will hate this! I'M MAKING ONE! (evil hand rub)

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#36

Tire Chandelier

Tire Chandelier

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llbuccola 4 years ago

I love how they made it classy.

#37

Tire Donuts

Tire Donuts

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GertieSmith 4 years ago

what do you do with them?

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#38

Car Tire Wall In Our Earthship Home

Car Tire Wall In Our Earthship Home

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jen 3 years ago

Smart Smart and super great insulation.

#39

Tire Swan

Tire Swan

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CrackrJax 4 years ago

Love these!

#40

#36 Tires Coffee Table Storage

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Easy Seats

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AstridSmith 3 years ago

Love it!

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#42

"will Chair"

"will Chair"

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Colt Couch 3 months ago

looks comfy

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