I think this turned out really cute and it serves it’s purpose so here’s the how to if you need one in your life. (Because who doesn’t have a bunch of tires laying around?) I first took a can of red spray paint and painted the front and sides of the tire. Then added our house number and last name.
On the tread side of the tire I drilled holes through just where the bottom would hang. I don’t think it matters the size of the bit or how many holes. I just wanted it to drain so my plants didn’t flood. Also their is a layer of metal in the tire so to drill it out you have to get after it and wiggle it around.
Then my lovely hubby volunteered to dig a hole with a post hole digger. He made it really deep because we didn’t want to mix up concrete. The 4×4 that we stuck in there was about 5 ft tall and probably 3 ft sticks out.
We put the tire hanging over the 4×4. Then we drilled a hole through the back of the tire on top so we could add a washer and lag bolt to hold it in place.
We did the same thing on the inside of the tire in the front. Then I added dirt and stole a couple plants from my other planters and stuck them in there. They are a little sad since we weren’t here to water for a week. I am hoping they will snap out of it!
Now we have a house number which I was fretting about since January when we moved it! I still want one on the house but waiting for creativity to strike! Let us know what you think and thanks for stopping by!