Make Hanging Tire Planter | 18 DIY Hanging Tire Planter Ideas

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Add a unique appeal to your yard with these DIY Hanging Tire Planter Ideas and display your favorite plants in style!

If you want to make your garden stand out, you must try designing these Hanging Tire Planters displayed below! It’s the best way to utilize the vertical space while adding a cheerful vibe to the place.

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How to Make Hanging Tire Planters?

1. Find a Tire

Find a tire that is not cracked or too old. Make sure the tire you use is big enough to hold soil for plants. But remember that too big a tire will become heavy to hang.

2. Wash and Paint

To help the paint stay on the tire, the first step is to clean its dirt and wash it with soap and rinse it. Before using spray paint, you’ll need to paint it with primer.

After that, spray some coats of paint with the color that will suit the style of your garden. Paint it with light colors to reduce evaporation.

3. Make Drainage Holes

Drill the bottom of the tire to make 1/2 inch of drainage holes, and cover holes with a landscaper’s cloth to avoid spilling soil through the holes. If you don’t have a landscaper’s cloth then use another medium to stop soil from spilling out.

4. Add a Growing Medium

Use high-quality potting mix and mix slow-release fertilizer in it. You can’t water frequently in such a planter, that’s why adding water-retaining granules to it is a good idea.

5. Choose the Plants

Growing right flowering plants in it is most important for a beautiful hanging tire planter. Choose from the list below. We’ve listed flowers that are most suitable for it.

  1. Petunia
  2. Geranium
  3. Periwinkle
  4. Portulaca
  5. Impatiens
  6. Fuchsias
  7. Lobelia
  8. Pansies
  9. Begonias
  10. Nasturtiums
  11. Verbena
  12. Sweet alyssum
  13. Miniature Rose

Find out the best trailing plants for hanging baskets here

6. Planting

Add a layer of soil at the bottom of the tire. Take out the plants from their pots and plant them in. Now pour more soil over them to cover the roots. Water those plants thoroughly and slowly and make sure not to spill the soil.

7. Find a Right Spot to Hang It

What is the perfect spot to hang it? A broad and open spot from where it would be visible. Don’t hang it in a too hot and windy spot. Otherwise, your plants will dry up quickly. Don’t hang it too high or else you’ll be leaping to water it.

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DIY Hanging Tire Planter Ideas

1. Petunias in Colorful Tires

You’ll need tires, spray paint, sturdy rope, and colorful petunias or other flowers of your choice for this project. Learn more here.

Look at some stunning combinations with petunias here

2. Hanging Houseplant Garden

Make this using old tires, wooden planks, screw guns, spray paint, rope, potting mix, and some houseplants to add lush tropical vibes to the place. Details are here.

3. Pothos in a Beautiful Red Tire Planter

Pothos look beautiful with their variegated trailing foliage. Bold color planters such as red, blue, or yellow would pair well with the plant. Get the tutorial here.

4. Hanging Tire Planters on Yard Fence

Install colorful tires on the yard fence and add vibrant marigolds in them. Ensure the part receives ample bright sunlight to help the flowers display their true colors. Details are here.

5. Tire Wall Planters

Transform the look of your drab exteriors by designing these DIY tire planters. You may paint them with beautiful colors and plants of your choice. Details are here.

6. Bouquet of Petunias and Lush Foliage Plants

The vibrant petunias pair well with lush green foliage plants. You can also go for variegated or ornamental varieties as per your choice.

7. Tire Planter with a Hanging Flower Bouquet

Install a low stool in the yard and cover it with a tire planter. You can use it to make a mini garden using different flowers and shrubs.

8. Succulents in a Swinging Tire

Display your favorite succulents in a huge hanging white tire. You can also add pothos, air plants, flowers, or other ornamental plants that go well with the look.

9. Colorful Floral Garden

Add a pop of colors to the otherwise bland backdrop of your house. Paint the tires with your favorite colors and plant ornamental blooms to complement the decor.

10. Pink Petunias in a Hanging Blue Tire

Cascading pink and purple petunias vines look beautiful when paired with colorful planters. Hang a tire from a tree branch in the yard and design one for yourself.

Check out the best petunia pictures from Instagram here

11. Multisized Tireplanters Displayed in a Working Space

Add some life and color to the monotonous working space by installing multisized tires and filling them with houseplants. They’ll also have air-purifying qualities.

12. Cascading Flowers from Huge Tires

Pretty shades of pink flowers go really well with cool-toned planters. You can tuck in different flowering species in a way that gives a cascading appearance to the setup.

13. Beautiful Flowers in Colorful Tires

Upcycle old tires into colorful planters and plant pretty flowers in them. You can also install small planters in the tires for an added appeal.

14. Huge White Tire Garden Hanging From a Tree

A huge hanging tire from the tree can make for a beautiful planter that can hold beautiful flowers and trailing foliage plants.

15. Hanging Pothos from Tires

If you too want to transform the vibe of your room, make this DIY hanging pothos tire planter in a few simple steps mentioned here.

16. Self-Watering Flower Feature in the Yard

Brush off your creativity by mimicking this beautiful self-watering feature using a tire, flowering plants, potting soil, and a colorful ceramic jug.

17. Hanging Tropical Garden on a Tire Rim

Hang a tire rim using a sturdy rope. and fill the bottom part with a good quality potting mix. You can then add trailing plants of your choice to complete the look.

18. Colorful Hanging Bird Feature Using Tires

A hanging bird feature will add a unique charm to your yard. You can also grow beautiful flowers or ornamental plants to match the surroundings.

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  1. That is my question, also. What I did for the ones on my garage wall is a heavy duty hose hanger. That is alright, but detracts from the painting my grandnieces did. I would like to know how these are mounted.


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