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!

Today, I took all my houseplants on their annual vacation.   Sometimes, we all need a change of scenery and to just go outside.  With all the kitchen renovation craziness, Jason and I decided to take a break and work on a few outdoor DIY projects this past weekend.  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!

How to Make a Tire Swing

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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

To Make

Used Tire

Extra Long Tire Swing Strap (Extra Long (10 FT) Tree Swing Hanging Kit – Holds 1000 lbs. with Anti Breaking Cover & Safety Lock Carabiner + Detailed Hanging Instructions – Top Rated Nylon Swing Strap)

Tire Swing Hardware Kit (Tire Swing Hardware Kit – Make memories for your kids, Contains 3 Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Eye Bolts with Flat Washers and Nylon Locking Nuts that Resist Rust0

Polypropylene Rope (Attwood Braided Polypropylene General Purpose Rope Color may vary (Assorted color))

A Strong Tree Limb!!!

Jason and 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.  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!

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

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!

He drilled 3 holes in the tire to add the 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!

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

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!

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4 thoughts on “How to Make a Tire Swing

  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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