There are probably as many creative ways make flower pots out of old tires as there are creative minds committed to doing so. Some methods are time-consuming, elaborate and require a fair measure of muscle to complete. But you can also easily repurpose nasty old tires into a quaint, attractive container garden in mere minutes. When you're done, congratulate yourself for keeping one more tire out of a landfill.
Tip the tire onto its side. Set it into a wide, shallow container such as an old salad bowl or plastic dishpan so that it balances.
Use a crayon to mark the places on the tire where it touches the sides of the container. Remove the tire from the container.
Punch 10 or 12 drainage holes through the sides of the tire between the crayon marks, using a screwdriver.
Balance the tire back in the container. Fill the section between the crayon marks with potting soil or compost.
Plant a single specimen in your flower pot, or use multiple species with similar growing requirements to create a lush container garden.