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)

#1 Tire Dog Bed

Tire Dog Bed

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EdwinnaSkipper 3 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 3 years ago

I think it's sisal, not yarn.

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#3 Intricate Tire Lamps

Intricate Tire Lamps

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DianaCrunChewyWatson 3 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 3 years ago

very clever---

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#5 Beautiful Tire And Yarn Planter

Beautiful Tire And Yarn Planter

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CharylaneNeely 3 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 3 years ago

perfect

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#7 Tyre Subwoofer

Tyre Subwoofer

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EllendelValle 3 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 3 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 3 years ago

great

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#10 Tire Garden Stairs

Tire Garden Stairs

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KerryO'Neil 3 years ago

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

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