Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ever Tire of Flowers?

I don’t.
Here’s a little project that I did a while ago, but I wanted to wait until it was all in full bloom to take pictures.  I can’t remember where I saw this idea.  It was quite a while ago on the net, and probably a blog somewhere but it stuck in my head until I was able to bring it to life for myself.
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A couple of old tires and a plain shed wall become blooming art!
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Start with a couple of old tires… drill some holes at the bottom for drainage. Fix to the side of your shed wall with some HUGE screws and washers.  Fill with potting soil.
These are Eco-Friendly and because the tires hold the heat, the flowers are protected on those chilly nights.
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Watch neighbor's stare in curiosity at your madness!
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Watch neighbor’s curiosity turn to envy.  (hehe)
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Just a random shot of a little clay pot sitting inside my patio canopy. Love the colors.
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Just maybe… the neighbors don’t think I’m crazy anymore.
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** (later that summer) **
I had to put this update in.  As the flowers fill in, it looks more and more beautiful.  I think I’ll update again in another month!

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A side note on why I didn't paint the tires: 
While I realize that other repurposed tires have been painted, I chose not to paint mine, leaving the tire, just as it is: a tire. The flowers add enough color for me. I also live in Toronto where we get some pretty nasty weather and paint would just peel, crack and chip off. Kudos to those who paint tires and have them looking pretty all year round!



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73 comments:

  1. Very clever. I love potato vine. I bet it was hard to wait and share your project.

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  2. Well if that isn't the cutest idea. It's perfect wall art for your shed. I bet your neighbors are envious now!
    Jane

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  3. Lisa that is fantastic...what a great idea! You are so creative and I love that you share it with us all:) Debbie

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  4. I never tire of flowers, but I like your tire flowers. Very pretty.

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  5. That is just too cute and who cares what the neighbors think. I love the colors of your shed, too.

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  6. That's too stinkin' cute!!! I love it.

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  7. I never tire of flowers either! This is just too clever! Turned out awesome. I'd love to have you bring it to my garden party and share, Next Wednesday-Friday @Keeninspirations! Great outdoor/summer/garden projects and giveaways!Hope you cna make it!
    Sharon

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  8. This looks great. Makes me wish I had a fence to hang some on. I actually have some of my vegetable garden planted in tractor tires on the ground.

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  9. LOVE, love, LOVE it!!!

    ~Lori@ live,laugh,love,create :)

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  10. This is such a great idea! I will never look at tires the same way again! =)

    Coming over from My Romantic Home and a happy new follower!

    Jeanine

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  11. thanks for stopping by to say hello! darling blog:)

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  12. Oh Lisa ~ I love them!! I especially love your before and after shot as the little flowerbed you made along the shed looks fabulous too. Have a sunshiney week-end!

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  13. Hi Lisa,

    I just found you via Twitter...your newest follower.

    What a great idea using tires for planters. They look adorable hanging on your shed.

    Such a clever title for your post to!

    Come visit anytime,

    Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish

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  14. OMGosh, that is just the cutest! Who would have ever thought of a tire as a planter, but yours looks great.

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  15. I love this idea! So pretty :).

    P.S. Found you through "Friday Follow".

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  16. You make me laugh out loud! Who'd have thought tire planters could look this good? LOVE the sweet potato vine and purple flowers. Gorgeous!

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  17. That is sooo creative and cute!! I love it!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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  18. i AM so going to do this!! thank YOU for the idea!!! L.O.V.E. IT!!

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  19. Love it!

    http://www.baygirl32.blogspot.com/

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  20. that is a fantastic idea! i love it and it looks sooooo good!

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  21. GENIUS!!! I was already following you and yeah for that! :) Pam @ Sallygoodin

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  22. That is so AWESOME! I love it.

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  23. Love it Lisa!

    I think I know where you spotted it first. :)

    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/2009/07/neighbourhood-walk-pics.html

    Yours caught my breath! At first I thought my neighbor finally got a blog AND painted her shed white! LOL!!

    Your rendition is gorgeous!!

    Donna

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  24. Now that is recycling at it's finest! Great job! I bet that sweet potato vine will get even longer!

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  25. Oh my goodness - I love these! What a way to recycle - Simply fabulous idea! Love Love Love! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  26. I love this so much! If we all planted two tires...I am bookmarking this idea! Thanks!

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  27. YES Donna !!
    You have NO idea how I searched tons of blogs to find out where I saw it. I looked through scores of blog archives.....Thankfully the mystery is over. Those tires stuck in my head since then.

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  28. Hey, you can be my neighbor! Love this idea, by the way.
    Brenda

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  29. Just thought I'd add that I've been scrolling down, and love your blog! I'll be taking your link home with me so I won't miss anything. (And because I fall in love with blogs that don't make me type in word verification.)
    Brenda

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  30. I love that! It is so cute and unique! I think I might have to try it! :)

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  31. So cute ! I'm saving to show my husband - it would look darling on the wall of our business's mechanic shop !!!!!

    thanks for sharing !

    gena
    www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

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  32. That's so cute! What a good use of items that are normally really hard to get rid of!

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  33. Now tha's creative. I love to potato plants

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  34. I absolutely love this idea, Lisa, and i can't wait to try it myself! Visiting from Met Monday~

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  35. Visiting from Jen's! I love it...very clever!

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  36. You roll girl! I could never tire of looking at these. I know - g-r-o-a-n. Couldn't help the puns!

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  37. Brilliant! That's just awesome... such a cool idea.

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  38. This is just fun, gotta love re-purposing!

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  39. Hi Lisa~ just hopped over from Boardwalk Bragfest~ I just love this project! It looks wonderful! I'm looking forward to reading more...I am a new follower!

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  40. What an absolutely adorable idea. I made me wonder if I could use antique tires.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Traci

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  41. Lisa, I now realize that anything can be made beautiful. I would have never believed that the tires would be so perfect serving as a planter. Very good!

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  42. What a fun idea! So clever.

    Laura @ along for the ride

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  43. That's so fun!! It would be cool to do something like that in a kids playground area too.

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  44. oh its very creative...'I love trash to treasure projects, now sure I ll see it too. really it appeals:)

    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/

    pay a visit there , may be you can find something interesting...Love

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  45. Absolutely amazing. Honestly. I'm nabbing your link and putting it on my to do list.

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  46. OMGosh! You do not know how much I love your tire planters! I love and have tons of garden junk (hope that didn't offend ya, ha) that's what I call it. I will have to do these. Thanks for sharing! Beautiful!

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  47. Love this! We have 4 giant tires that we got from our local tire guy for the kids play area. They love climbing on them. Put them in the ground. Maybe I will do this on the side of their playhouse. So Cool! Thanks for sharing this!

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  48. These are too fabulous! Perfect for the going green revolution too. Love it, thanks for sharing!

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  49. Lisa, Love this idea - The flowers are gorgeous! So creative and inventive! I'll be featuring this today. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  50. Oh what fun and letting the neighbors think you have lost it.....Priceless! Perfect!

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  51. These would look so cute on my barn. Great upcycle project! Wonderful!

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  52. What a FUN idea! I think my hubby would adore this... a perfect mix of his and hers. Tire for him... flowers for her. CUTE

    ~Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

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  53. Lisa,
    What a fantastic idea!! I love it!!

    I am still making my rounds from last week!!

    Debbie

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  54. My jaw dropped when I saw this post! This is the PERFECT gardening idea for my BF's shed! He is into old hot rod cars and Harleys. This is the perfect blend for us to spruce up his property! I will also be making the Solar Lights posted by The Hand Me Down House. Next year this yard is going to be turning heads of the neighbors! And because of this post I added your button to my blog! HonestNiceWoman

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  55. Thanks for stopping by my page. I had to add another comment here. I went in to tell the BF to come look at a project I want to do for his shed come Spring. I told him it was the perfect blend of him and me. I sat down to show him and turned to look at him beaming. Seeing my expression he smiled (genuinely) really big and said "That IS you and me! That's cool!" Your project is the perfect item to let me add my "feminine touch in a guy's perspective" to his home! =) Thanks!

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  56. Great idea I am doing this at my Dad's tire shop for him!:)

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  57. This is so clever. Just stumbled upon your wonderful blog and now I am your newest follower. Plus, I just pinned this beauty; I just adore the look and the recycling!
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  58. I love these. They look amazing. In fact I was going through some of your older posts. I am a new fan! I am following you on hometalk and through Google! Great job!!

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  59. going to hang mine from some of my trees.....

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  60. I think this is a great idea, I think they would be even more attractive if they were painted in some bright colors!!!

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  61. This is a great idea, I think they would look even more attractive if they were painted in in bright colors.

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