How to upcycle your tyres

Sometimes, our tyres are no longer able to do the jobs they’re supposed to do. It might because they’re too old, because they have a cut or a whole variety of other reasons. But in Finland, we don’t just throw things away, we like to take care of our planet.

So here are 4 ways to recycle an old tyre.

Tyre Swing

This is one of the most common ways, and there’s a reason for that. That reason being it’s also one of the easiest things you can make. All you need is a rope and a tree.

Simply attach the tyre of the rope, and then attach the other end of that rope to the tree. Now you can swing on the tree, over the beautiful forest.

It’s a great way for the kids (and men) to enjoy a weekend. And it can also be a fun way to connect with nature as you’re outside, swinging from a tree.

Flower Bed

The days of all flower beds being made of wood are over! The gardeners have become more creative today than they’ve ever been in the past. And with “upcycling” being the latest trend, more people are taking old things and turning them into something new.

Just a quick Instagram search will show you some of the incredibly imaginative ways that people have been able to turn an old tyre into a new flowerbed. By combing their love for gardening with their love for recycling, the young gardeners have been able to turn a boring black tyre into a colourful display.

Exercise equipment

As most of us will probably be aware. Tyres are heavy. And as most of us will also be aware, lifting heavy things is a great way to build muscle.

By using your old tyres to help you exercise, you’ll be getting fit, and you won’t even need to pay for a gym membership.

Many gyms will have those massive tyres that you can use to exercise. So why not take the concept and bring it into your back yard?

Instead of working out in a tiny room filled with sweaty people, why not do it in nature?

Bird Bath

Birds are something that we all love to have in our gardens. And the great thing about rubber is that it’s waterproof. Obviously, you will have a big hole in the middle, but the can easily be covered by a sheet of plastic.

Once you’ve added the sheet of plastic, you merely need to put it onto a small table and watch as the birds take great pleasure in being able to bathe in something that used to help you drive.

Helping nature can also be good for your mental health.


If you want to get yourself some new tyres, you’ll need to find the right place to buy them. But how do you know where that is? Well, you can always just ask the people who have brought them before. Suomiarvostelut is the place to do this.

And a great place to get your tyres is Renkaat.