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Works of Art Made From Recycled Tires: Yes, It’s Official. We’ve Now Seen Everything.

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Interested in recycling your tires in a creative way? Korean artist Yong Ho Ji has gained global fame with his unique sculptures made from tire strips and synthetic resins. Ji’s works vary from sculptures and busts of powerful animals to eerie hybrid animals and hybrid humans. Ji purposely chose recycled tires as his medium to convey the message of humans’ responsibility to care for and conserve our natural resources.

tire art boar

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This wild boar is sure to instill fear in the most stolid of people.

jackal sculpture made from recycled tires

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Part jackal, part man, the Jackal Man is fortunately a creature that only lives in the imagination via recycled tires.

Zebra sculpture made from an upcycled tire

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Created from black and white tire strips, this beautiful zebra bust has a striking presence.

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Do you have any creative ideas for reusing tires? Let us know in the comments section!

Got an Old Tire? Make an Ottoman!

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Just because your tread’s low is no reason to toss your old tires on the trash heap. With a little bit of spare time, and this step-by-step guide, you can turn that tire in Azusa into a funky, unique piece of furniture.

Crocheted Upcycled Tire Ottoman

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If you don’t know how to crotchet, here are the materials you’ll need:

-A hot glue gun

- 20 feet of rope

-Fixative

-An old paint brush

-A drill

-Two pieces of pressboard cut to size

 

DIY Tire Ottoman

Once you’ve got your materials arranged, fix the appropriately sized pressboard discs to the tire with a few nails–this will poke a hole in the tire, but your tire will be comfier for your feet.

Carefully wind your length of rope as shown, fixing it along the way using hot glue.

Tuck the end of the rope back into the weave. You’re almost done!

The final step is to paint a full coat of fixative to keep everything in place. Once you’ve “fixed” the rope to the tire, you can use wood varnish or an outdoor paint so your funky new furniture matches your room.

For more DIY tire ideas, check out 16 Creative Uses for Your Old Tires.