We know the struggle you have almost each year after you have to change winter tires to the summer ones, We struggle with recycling them too! We found an idea and We vote this the inspiration the prettiest use for an old tire ever in the history of tires. You might have had a look at abaca ottomans, and they might have been a little too expensive, Don’t worry you can make one your own, That too YOURSELF! These Creative and Amazing DIY Rope Ottomans make the perfect perch for your sunroom, Balcony or seasonal get-togethers. You can also check out other ideas for home decor like these DIY Lanterns made from recycled tin cans or these Essential Oil Diffusers for that fresh scent in your home.
Materials Required for DIY Rope Ottomans:
- A tire ( Used or New ).
- 6mm MDF which should be cut into circles of 55 cm in diameter.
- Six Screws.
- A Drill
- A Screwdriver
- Hot Glue Gun ( At least six glue tubes ).
- 5kg long and 10mm thick natural sisal twisted cord
- Concentrated brush sealer ( The Slayerlack 900ml recommended )
Procedure for DIY Rope Ottomans:
- The First thing we have to do is to clean the tire with a dry cloth, and we have to do it before starting the project. You may rinse the tire if it is very dirty and allow it to dry completely.
- Place one MDF on the dried tire and drill three holes on the edge of the tire in three distant points.
- Note: The holes should be deep enough to penetrate the rubber.
- Now you have to screw the MDF to your tire tightly so that it won’t come off, To do that choose the screws carefully for these might make quite a difference.
- Screw each hole and repeat the first two steps on the other side of the tire.
- Time to start gluing the rope the core of the circle to obtain a perfect finish.
- With the help of a hot glue gun, start applying the glue on the board and secure one end of sisal.
- Press the tip so that it sticks well and go round in a spiral shape like winding a top.
- Remember that you have to put enough glue before each round on the tire that it makes the rope stick hard and tight to it.
- Once you have finished covering MDF with a rope, do the same process with the edge of your tire to make it have a clean finishing.
- We suggest going round and putting enough glue. Making the rope really tight and firm on the tire so that it doesn’t get loose as the time passes.
- Note: Make sure that the end of the Rope from the board meets the beginning of the one on the edge.
- We are almost down, Keep going. Now flip the almost ready ottoman upside down and cover it with a sisal too. Keep doing this until you reach the edge of the board.
- After covering all the tire with the sisal, cut the excess rope, so that the sisal doesn’t stick off from the tire completely.
- Avoid the end tip of the glue it precisely.
- It is not necessary to coat the MDF base as it would be lying on the ground but you can if you want too.
- We are done, Just grab the sealer and apply the coat to all the Ottoman and before giving the second coat wait for about an hour to let the first one dry out.
You can place this on your porch, Your garden, Your lounge or even in your balcony. Once Made it would look something like this.
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