The desire to elevate suburban area, transforming it into an attractive cozy corner for a comfortable stay, quite naturally. Beloved by many gardeners and floral arrangements are ever-popular element of landscape design of suburban areas. A worthy setting of such compositions are often beds of tires, which are some of the easiest to create and practical to use products. Of course, you can buy ready-made pots in specialty stores. But self-made beds of tires is not only beautiful and functional design element, giving the design of the site exclusivity and uniqueness, it is primarily the pride of each cottager.
Great when there is a choice. Choosing between the old tyres of domestic producers and imported products, the preference should be attributed in the direction of the latter. Imported scrap tires have a soft and thin rubber, which is much easier to work with. If to choose between «summer» and «winter» rubber, you to work more like a winter version.
Deciding to create original beds of tires with their hands, turning old used tires into street vases a fanciful forms in advance to prepare the initial material and consider its design
In order to make a bed of old tyres, it is advisable to choose the wheel with maximum wear of the tread. The powdered layer of the tread makes the product softer and considerably facilitates the process of turning it inside out.
Contaminated earth and sand, the tires should be cleaned. And it’s not even that clean product more pleasant to work with. Just when working with dirty tires of the knife blade and the blade get dull much faster.
Before taken over the production beds of the tyre, you need to consider how it will look finished product: bowl with smooth edges, a vase with a wavy line of cut or flowerbed in the shape of a large flower, fringed petals or fringe.
Figure, the contour of which will be followed by the section line, is applied to the side of the product
Thinking through the shape of the incision should be guided by the fact that the result should be a design principle «pan — cover» deep lower part and cut the upper part. Around the circumference of the contour is easily applied with a marker or chalk.
It is interesting to see the edges of the cut made wavy lines or issued in the form of cloves and fringe
Thinking through how to make a bed out of an old wheel, designed in the form of a large flower, it is necessary at the end of the piece to cut out the petals. The size of each lobe should not exceed 10-12 cm otherwise, when the eversion of the lid in these places rubber just will not bend and the bed will not take a smooth round shape.
For cutting wheels you can use a boot knife. Well-honed tools will significantly speed up the work
To facilitate the cutting process by applying liquid soap to lubricate the blade of a knife.
Well, if you have access to jigsaws saw. Using a jigsaw easy and quick to perform figure cutting.
The mechanization of labor in detail on video:
Following the cutting of the tire along the contour, along the grooves of the tread must be done at a distance of 5-10 cm longitudinal incisions.
When you create flower beds at the foot of the wheels with their hands, the first thing you need to turn the rubber tire inside out. For many artists this is a real stumbling block. The process of reversing the rubber is quite time-consuming process.
Some masters advise to facilitate pre-cut steel cord
In order to cut the cord, you must use the grinder to perform a few cuts on the outer side. Rubber to penetrate smoothly. On contact of the disk with cord can be judged by formed on the surface of the plaque and emitted white smoke. A slot to perform at the same distance of 15-20 cm.
Conducting preparatory work, you can start turning the tires. Before you start to turn out a covering for beds, we would like to tell you a secret: it is enough to Evert at least a small piece of tire, and the work will go «like clockwork».
The process of eversion is well shown in the video:
Flowerbed from the old wheels ready, you can start decorating it.
To create and grow a flower garden in black shapes not exactly aesthetically pleasing. So as soon as the flowerbed has given the desired shape, you can start decorating it. While the outer surface of the inverted pot covered with layer of dust, it is desirable to paint.
Painting is the easiest and most affordable way to design black rubber beds
For painting rubber product is ideal oil, enamel and nitropaints. To clean the surface of rubber paint falls evenly and lasts quite a long time. For painting flower beds, you can also use leftover automotive paint. With an aerosol spray work can be done in just a few minutes.
The use of in making beds light-coloured paints will help to prevent the overheating of the earth inside the tank.
Looks interesting the combination of colors when the base of the beds is decorated in one color, and the prongs or petals – other
Most artists paint the rubber flowerbed just outside. But still, to make the tank more attractive, preferably a little to grab and the upper part of the inner surface of the product.
In the design of the flowerbeds can be given complete freedom of imagination. Glass aquarium stones glued on the petals of the flower beds, will create the illusion of dew drops.
Wanting to further decorate the bed, on top of plain layer of paint can be applied ornament of a different color. But particularly zealous not worth it: when the lush growth of flowers pattern flower beds can be completely closed and drooping or prostrate plants.
Low cost, some free time and a chic ornament for the arrangement of a suburban area ready
This bed will be a worthy addition to the interior and element of landscape design garden. Just have to fill the container with soil and plant your favorite flowers.