Hello Hobby Lobby readers! I am Jennifer Voelkel and I blog at The Craft Patch. I am a wife and mother to three and I love to make pretty things and share them with you. I am a total creative junkie… I’ve always got some kind of project going on, whether it’s crafting, remodeling, decorating or throwing a party. I make a trip to Hobby Lobby at least once a week (yes, the employees know me by name), so I’m excited to share a fun project with you today.
Last spring I found this amazing galvanized metal tire at Hobby Lobby and had so much fun turning it into a wreath. I love it so much that I’ve just changed out the flowers to match the seasons and have been able to keep it on my front door all year.
It took a little bit of engineering to figure out how to make it work. How do you fit a board inside of a hole that’s too small? Luckily, my husband is a genius and came up with an easy way to make my idea come to life.
Do you want to make a tire swing shelf too? Follow along and I’ll show you exactly how we did it!
To make your metal tire into a wall shelf, you will need:
- • Metal Tire Swing
- • Small Hinge
- • 1×6 Wood Board
- • Table Saw and Chop Saw
- • Screwdriver or Drill
- • Wood Stain (optional)
- • Extra Screws (optional)
Step 1: Measure the inside of the metal tire across the widest spot (diameter). Then measure the width from front to back. Cut a 1×6″ wood board down to size length-wise and width-wise. Mine measured 4″x18″, but each tire might be slightly different in size, so be sure to measure yours. Then cut that board in half (so you have two 4″x9″ pieces).
Step 2: Sand the wood and stain if desired. I liked the natural color of pine, so I left my board the way it was.
Step 3: Line up the two boards and attach them together with the metal hinge.
I am loving my new shelf! It’s the perfect place to stash a few extra hand towels and some toiletries. I grabbed a few pretty lidded glass jars from Hobby Lobby while I was there and now I have a pretty and functional decoration for my farmhouse bathroom! I also think it would be adorable in a little boy’s room!