DIY Tire Swing – Fun Project for Your Backyard

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

Tire swings are a staple of childhood. They offer a simple yet enjoyable way to play, and children of all ages love them. Whether it’s on the playground or in the backyard, swings are a great way to have fun. Adults can enjoy them as well, making them a great addition to any home.

When it comes to tire swings, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind for a safe and successful DIY project. First, be sure to choose a tire that is in good condition and of the appropriate size for your intended use. Second, pay close attention to the installation process, making sure the swing is securely attached to a sturdy frame.

Finally, regular inspection and maintenance will help to ensure that your tire swing remains safe and functional for years to come. With a little care and attention, you can enjoy this classic childhood playground staple for years to come.

This DIY tire swing project is a great way to repurpose an old tire and turn it into something fun for the whole family. With just a few materials, you can easily transform an unused tire into a swinging good time. All you need is a tire, a rope, and a few tools to get started. If you have an old tire that’s no longer in use, this project is a great way to give it new life.

With just a few supplies and some simple instructions, you can turn that tire into a fully functioning swing. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your own DIY tire swing today! If not, you can get one from your local tire dealer. If you ask nicely, they might give you one for free.

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

You can make your tire look fun and attractive by painting it in bold colours. If you want it subdued and classic-looking, go for lighter hues. Either way, your kids will love it – and so will you. There are a few things to keep in mind when painting your tire, though: first, make sure the surface is clean and dry before you start.

Second, choose a paint that’s specifically designed for use on tires; regular paint won’t adhere properly and will flake off quickly. Third, be sure to apply a few thin coats rather than one thick one – this will help the paint last longer. So go ahead and give it a try – your tire will thank you!

Materials you will need for building a tire swing:

  • Tire
    • Make sure that the tire is clean and still safe to be used as a swing
  • 5/8” diameter rope
    • The rope should have 8000 minimum breaking strength; 800 lbs working load
  • Old bicycle tube
    • This tube will help protect the tree and not harm its bark
  • Gaffer tape
    • The tape will help you achieve a clean cut when you cut the rope
  • Skinny rope with heavyweight at the end to use as a throw line
    • This will help you pull the heavy rope up to the limb
  • 3 pcs each of small and big washers
  • 3 pcs Wire rope clamp
  • 6 pcs 3/8” nuts


  • Measuring tape
  • Ratchet
  • Utility knife

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You can check out the video tutorial below for a step-by-step guide on how to complete your own DIY tire swing. This project is a great way to recycle an old tire and create a fun piece of playground equipment for your kids to enjoy. With just a few simple supplies and a little bit of elbow grease, you can have a brand-new tire swing up and ready to use in no time.

So what are you waiting for? Gather all the materials needed, watch the video and get started on your own DIY tire swing today. Thanks to Chris Notap for this great project.



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