How to Turn a Tire Into a Swing

Got a spare tire lying around? Turn that tire into a swing!
Got a spare tire lying around? Turn that tire into a swing!

Tire swings are a part of childhood. I have yet to meet a kid who doesn’t like tire swings. Whether it’s on the playground or in the backyard, playing in one is a fun experience.  Adults love them, too.

There are a numerous versions of tire swings out there. The general rule is to make sure that they are safe for use. The safer the end product of DIY project is, the better it is for all of us.

Customize your tire swing in any way you want.
Customize your tire swing in any way you want.

This DIY tire swing project makes use of several materials – and inexpensive ones, too. If you have a spare tire that’s no longer in use, well and good. If not, you can get one from your local tire dealer. If you ask nicely, they might give you one for free.

You can make your tire look fun and attractive by painting it in bold colors. If you want it subdued and classic-looking, go for lighter hues. Either way, your kids will love it – and so will you.

Materials:

  • Tire
  • 5/8” dia. rope
  • Old bicycle tube
  • Gaffer tape
  • Skinny rope with heavy weight at the end to use as a throw line
  • 3 pcs each of small and big washers
  • 3 pcs Wire rope clamp
  • 6 pcs 3/8” nuts

Tools:

  • Measuring tape
  • Ratchet
  • Utility knife

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Thanks to Chris Notap for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…

 

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