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Extraordinary Wishing Well Planter From Recycled Tires

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Put some magic in your garden with this great décor idea – a wishing well planter made from recycled tires! It’s the perfect addition to your garden and it’s so easy to make.

A wishing well planter is an excellent way to display your love of nature and the environment. It is made from a recycled tire that will beautify your home landscape and provide an opportunity to enjoy watching a plant grow.

A wishing well planter made from a recycled tire can be created in less than an hour and can last for years. Recycled tire planters can add life to your yard or garden with little effort or cost.

A discarded tire can be easily transformed into a colorful, durable planter for your small plants or hardy outdoor plants. Tire planters are inexpensive. They can add a touch of color to the dullest of yards. They last for years and can be recycled for other projects.

Step-by-step instructions for creating a wishing well planter

First, you will have to cut two square holes on each of the three tires. These holes are where you would insert the roof supports, so their dimensions would depend on the size of your timber.

Then Stack the tires on top of each other, securing them with landscaping adhesive. Make sure that the holes you cut are aligned!

Next, paint the tires so that it looks like a real wishing well. Spray paint the tires with any color that you desire and then add white lines to get the illusion of a brick wall.

Wishing Well Planter Recycled Tires

The shape and size of a wishing well planter are important because they will influence the style of your garden. The planter also determines how much space you have to play with when designing your garden.

Now building the roof for your tire wishing well would depend on the materials available and your idea for its design. There are several options for a wishing well roof, but a lot depends on your budget.

You can tack on a wishing well to just about any style of roof, but it is most common to see them on cedar shake roofs. Ultimately, you can use a variety of materials for your wishing well roof.

You may use real roof shingles, timber slats, plywood, PVC pipes, or tire cutouts if you have an extra tire. Paint the roof structure, if you want, before attaching it to the tires.

If you need inspiration, you can choose from several ideas shown in our gallery below.

Don’t forget to add a hanging basket planter using a bucket! This will complete your tire wishing well planter and a rustic water bucket is perfect for this! This wishing well planter is convenient to move around as well, so you can put it anywhere in your yard.

Note: You also have the option to do away with the hole-cutting step. You can simply attach your roof supports after painting by screwing them along the outside of the tires. Use adhesive as well for a more secure structure.



  • Measuring Tape
  • Paintbrush
  • Cordless Drill
  • Saw
  • Jigsaw (optional, for cutting square holes on the tires)
  • Shovel

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