Summer is here and the projects are coming full bore!!!! And here is the first one of summer. With the little guy home with me, I had to come up with ones that he could help me with and that he would be excited about. I also am making sure that his little hands can get in on the action too.
|No matter the age, all "men" love their power tools.|
So our first project was making this ottoman from a tire that I persuaded Big O Tires to let me have. I saw this idea on pinterest and since I was planning on creating a secret garden patio and I thought this would be a great addition...that was if I could manage to do this right.
The picture were all so easy to understand, the only thing is that they lead to thinking that all you need is a few hot glue sticks and some rope. Nope!!! I think about 40 glue sticks and it took about 5-6 spools of rope. I guess it all depends on the size of your tire. But nevertheless, it was well worth it.
|I did all I could with this little thing, but ended up buying a|
bigger one with a lot more glue. I started with 30 stick and
bought an additional 40 more.
|Had to flip it over once it got wired gluing upside down.|
It made it a whole lot easier and quicker.
|Since this is just going to be sitting on top of gravel I opted |
out of putting on legs. But you can, just add them to the circle
before you attach it to the bottom of the tire.
To make this weatherproof, I still have to cover it in polyurethane and for an added special touch our family monogram....just looking for the perfect font.
There she is!!! Now I just have to make three more just like her.
I hope you are inspired to add a little joy to your world. Thanks for stoppin' by.
UPDATE: Here is the ottoman with our monogram!!! Don't cha' just love it!!!