DIY Craft: Recycle an older Tire into an Ottoman
New furniture are usually expensive and time-consuming to locate. And not wasting your hard-earned paycheck to secure a showstopping centerpiece for your family room, produce a DIY ottoman due to a vintage tire. It’s a sustainable for the environment, however it is additionally a fun project you possibly can complete at a slow weekend. Just be sure to hold the kids faraway from any tools or hot glue guns being employed!
And likely to added bonus. This DIY tire ottoman features a secret storage compartment in order to pick up most of the toys here and there in your property and conceal them inside.
Supplies You will need:
- Used tire (We opt for Bridgestone DriveGuard tire because of incredible durability)
- Cleaning wipes
- Burlap sack or cloth
- Jigsaw or router with circle cutter attachment
- Foam padding (we used 1″ thick)
- Industrial hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Staple gun
- Tape measure
- OPTIONAL: Batting (if using 2″ or greater foam)
Steps for Recycling Your Old Tire
Step 1: Using disinfectant wipes, clean off a cheap dirt or grit from the tire.
Step 2: If your hot glue gun is preheated, glue the rope into the lip from the tire. It will help to prop the tire up.
Step 3: Wrap the rope about the perimeter of your tire and continue wrapping tightly, guaranteeing each layer is sitting directly on the top of one before. Make sure you place glue down as you go. As you hit the halfway point to the tire, cut your rope.
Step 4: To really make the ottoman topper, start by placing the rope-covered side of your tire in the grass. Grab your measuring tape and locate the diameter on the hole on top of the tire, measuring slightly wider compared to the hole. To do this, put your tape measure in the lip in the tire, about .25 inches or maybe more, and measure across to the lip from the opposite side.
Step 5: Mark you plywood board having a dot in the center. With a compass, draw a circle with the exact same diameter you measured. Then, utilize your jigsaw to trim down the circle out. To make this happen, drill an opening in the point on the circle, enough to just accept the jigsaw blade. Continue this surrounding the circle every inch approximately in making cutting easier. Place your jigsaw within a of your pre-drilled holes and eliminate your circle, connecting the drilled dots.
Step 6: Trace the plywood circle onto foam. We used 1-inch foam without batting. However, in case you choose a thicker foam, it will need batting. Batting props up foam and board into position, enhancing the durability and evenness within your finished product.
Step 7: Trim your circle out from the foam.
Step 8:?Place your burlap sack on a lawn or table, with all the pattern you ought to be observed facing far from you. Then, put the foam layer and plywood circle on top of it. If using batting, layer the batting surrounding the foam and board first, securing it by staples, before wrapping the burlap sack around and completing the cushion.
Step 9:?Use your staple gun to secure the burlap sack into the plywood. Get as close to edge as possible. Rather than stapling from a circle, you must do stapling opposite ends, ensuring the burlap sack stays taught. Remember, if using batting, try this step when using the batting first, before securing the burlap sack around.
Step 10: Make use of scissors to trim the actual burlap. Leave about two inches past the staple to forestall the burlap from fraying and coming undone.
Step 11: Place your padded topper on top of the tire. If you rather skip the storage component and have a more secure ottoman, it is possible to choose to glue the topper to the tire.
Congrats! You’ve just completed an incredible project turning an oldtime, unusable tire right colorful addition to your property. Flaunt a new masterpiece to all you and your guests.
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