DIY – How to Make a Tire Swing for 2 Kids (Easy Set Up in 1 Hour)

The kids have been bugging us to make a tire swing that 2 people could swing on at once. The tire swing we made was simple to create, inexpensive, and was up in less than an hour!

Our kids have been bugging us to make a tire swing that is horizontal so 2 people could swing on at once.  

The DIY tire swing we made was the easiest tire swing to set up. It was simple to create, cheap to buy, & was up in less than an hour!

Sharing all the tips & tricks for how to make a tire swing that your kids will LOVE & set up FAST!

DIY How to Make a Tire Swing for 2 Kids (Easy Set Up in 1 Hour)

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The kids have been bugging us to make a tire swing that 2 people could swing on at once. The tire swing we made was simple to create, inexpensive, and was up in less than an hour! #tireswing http://lehmanlane.net

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Instructions for How the Make a Tire Swing DIY in 4 EASY Steps

Today, I took all my houseplants on their annual vacation.   Sometimes, we all need a change of scenery & to just go outside! Especially when our kids are home all day long.

With all the kitchen renovation craziness, Jason & I decided to take a break and work on a few outdoor DIY projects this past weekend. 

Step ONE – Where to Find Old Tires

Jason & I tend to be fairly tough on our tires….Hmmmm.  So the last time Jason needed new tires for his truck, he asked the mechanic if we could keep one. 

If you aren’t replacing your tires anytime soon, you can always ask around to see if any friends are… especially truck tires.

Truck tires are great because they tend to be larger & thicker than a typical car tire.

We probably should have asked to keep all of them because I had no idea how much fun our kids would have rolling the tires down our hill!

It was actually a lot of fun for everyone… 🙂

The kids have been bugging us to make a tire swing that 2 people could swing on at once. The tire swing we made was simple to create, inexpensive, and was up in less than an hour! Rolling the tire down the hill

Step TWO – Hanging the Tire Swing Strap

After picking out the perfect tree limb, Jason leaned his tall ladder against the tree and hung the extra long Tire Swing Strap (which holds up to 1000 lbs 🙂 to our tree.

The kids have been bugging us to make a tire swing that 2 people could swing on at once. The tire swing we made was simple to create, inexpensive, and was up in less than an hour!

Step THREE – Drilling Holes in the Tire

He drilled 3 holes in the tire to add the DIY tire swing hardware kit.  Super simple!

The kids have been bugging us to make a tire swing that 2 people could swing on at once. The tire swing we made was simple to create, inexpensive, and was up in less than an hour!
The kids have been bugging us to make a tire swing that 2 people could swing on at once. The tire swing we made was simple to create, inexpensive, and was up in less than an hour!

Step FOUR – Stringing the Tire with Outdoor Rope

We strung the tire up with outdoor rope using a tautline hitch knot.

The kids have been bugging us to make a tire swing that 2 people could swing on at once. The tire swing we made was simple to create, inexpensive, and was up in less than an hour!

Lastly, we burnt the ends of the rope using a lighter so they wouldn’t unravel. 

We might cut the rope even shorter but haven’t decided just how long we need to keep it. 

How to Make a Tire Swing for 2 Kids to Swing Together = DONE

The DIY tire swing has only been up for a few days but ALL four of my kids have enjoyed swinging on it, even the teenagers. 🙂

How to Make a Tire Swing - The kids have been bugging us to make a tire swing that 2 people could swing on at once. The tire swing we made was simple to create, inexpensive, and was up in less than an hour! #tireswing #backyardswing https://lehmanlane.net

I hope y’all get to spend some time outside swinging under the shade of a tree this Spring!

The kids have been bugging us to make a tire swing that 2 people could swing on at once. The tire swing we made was simple to create, inexpensive, and was up in less than an hour!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see how to make a tire swing & I hope this inspires you & answers your questions of how to create a DIY tire swing at your home!

by Tara Lehman

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How to Make a Tire Swing - The kids have been bugging us to make a tire swing that 2 people could swing on at once. The tire swing we made was simple to create, inexpensive, and was up in less than an hour! #tireswing #backyardswing  https://lehmanlane.net

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Comments

  1. Love tire swings! One of the saddest things about our yard is the lack of a large, sturdy tree. The closest thing to a tree we have is a holly tree. The branches aren’t strong enough to hold anything significant in weight. Our retirement house (lol) will need a big tree for a treehouse (my own..hehe) or be able to accomodate hanging swings/tires. Bet the kids are enjoying this, Tara!

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