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just when you thought you had to throw those old car tires away to some lonely, burping landfill….. ta da! you can reuse them and give them a new and better life!  repurposing old tires into a new product can be done in tons of ways – and with style, of course.

a brand called Flat Tire Decor  makes all of their products out of – you guessed it: TIRES, that have come to the end of their road. with a little bit of revamping, these worn out tires take on a completely new life.  because of the nature of recycled products, no two pieces will ever be the same.  Flat Tire Decor makes home products, for outdoor or indoor use.  they make pots, baskets and floor mats.

i love this idea because it gives the flower pot a rustic and rough feel and it’s an alternative to the terra cotta clay pots we always see.  it’s an original idea that creates a very durable and long last product.  i highly doubt this pot will be fall apart any time within it’s owners lifetime.  designing products with  longevitiy in mind is a huge part of sustainable design, and these tire pots definitely have a very long life ahead of them.

and we can’t do a post about upcycling tires without mentioning the quintessential way to revamp a tire… a tire swing!

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