DIY rope and tire ottoman

Some past-their-prime items can be a little more difficult than other to properly dispose of.  One such item is a very common one: the rubber tire.  If you’ve ever tried to get rid of unwanted tires, you know it can be tricky.  In my area there is nowhere to take them unless you pay for them to be taken – and who wants to pay to throw something away?  Keep that money in your pocket – and another tire out of the landfill – by turning it into a rope-covered ottoman instead!  This eco-friendly DIY come from Brazillian design site Minha Casa, and while the instructions are not in English, the photos do an excellent job of showing all the details you’ll need to know to complete the project.  [how to make a recycled tire rope ottoman]

Project estimate:

  • Tire, on hand
  • Wood, on hand or about $5 and up
  • Rope, on hand or $1 and up
  • Hot glue, on hand
  • Sealer, on hand or about $3 and up

Total:  Free and up