I just saw my first tire rocking horse yesterday at a restaurant where my family and I were eating and I was so blown away, I couldn’t wait to get home and start researching Youtube to find a tire rocking horse tutorial for my Grandson’s playroom I was building inside our new screened-in porch at our ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. Low and behold, one of my very first search results yielded the most magnificent rocking horses I had ever laid eyes on, The DIY Swan Tire Planter! All I can say is, Wow, what a great idea! I couldn’t wait to get started so I quickly assembled my materials to begin this awesome project!
Metal Cutting Discs (a circular saw)
Strip Of Sheet Metal
Sheet Metal Screws (16mm)
Sheet Metal Shears (or something that will cut metal)
Cut tire in half and place on a board.
Trace tire shape onto the board then cut it out with a saw then add a 2 x 4 board and drill a hole for a small pipe to fit through to be used as a handle. Screw the whole board apparatus into your sliced tire half.
Now paint your DIY Upcycled Tire Rocking Horse any colors you want, you can paint beautiful polka dots or stripes. Remember there is no right or wrong way to do DIY this is your own personal artistic creation and it can be whatever you envision it to be. The rocking horse looked so cute on our screened-in porch and our Grandson loves it.