I remember seeing where someone on one of the forums was wanting a pattern for one. They said they had access to a lot of tires but didn't have the pattern. Hopefully you will connect and make them happy.
They sell these for quite a bit of cash in the "Back In The Saddle" catalog for horsey people. I love the idea of re-using something that exists in the landfills for hundreds of years. My sister ended up buying one for my niece & nephew & they love it. They never outgrow this swing - it is big & comfortable & just FUN.
My husband has been searching the web for this pattern after seeing it at a craft sale and he can get tires from work and he wants to make some for our kids for Christmas. So may I pls have the pattern too??? Thankyou soooo much
Oh that is a wonderful planter!
It looks like the body is the main tread, with the sides of the tire cut off - leaving the innermost rings as hangers... But how did they get the tail to drape downward, & how did they make the beak?
It is adorable - hoping someone can provide the plans for it!
Yep that's the part I wasn't sure how they did either. I can almost see maybe a staple of some sort( hog nose ring?) on the beak part. I think they are all wonderful and would have a hard time deciding which one I wanted.
I would really appreciate if you would send me a copy of the plans too! I have 10 grandchildren and most of them are still young enough to enjoy swinging on one of these! We have the tires already, we just need the instructions/plans. Christmas is not that far off!! Thank you in advance if you could send this to me.
FOLLOW UP: I got it and I thank you so much!!! The plans are clear and the instructions understandable! The tire store is holding the bias belted tires for me so I can make them for all of my grandchildren and even for some friends' children. THANK YOU!!!
baron, I purchased my tire pony from Rural King for $59 last year. It has a sissal mane and tail as an accent. You did an excellent job! My 5 grandsons, all 3 and under, love to come to gramma's to ride the pony! It hangs in our barn and I put straw bales under it for safety. We use two heavy rubber bungee cords to hang it from a rafter.
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I have sent a dmail to baronnessjodan, suggesting that we provide a link to her plans in our "Extras" section due to the popularity of her offer. If we made it available through a link, she wouldn't have to worry about keeping up with the email requests. (And - of course - we would give her full credit for them, as we have for any member who provides plans or drawings for the benefit of other members.) If anyone is in contact with her, please let her know we'd like to hear from her and arrange to set this up.
I've been thinking about these tire swings and tire bird planters, and now I have a tire to work with. What did you use to cut the rubber? A Sawsall? With a metal cutting blade for the belts? How did you hold the tire still while you were cutting those little pieces? I am anxious to start something but I figure before I do this thing the hard way, I'll ask ya'll how you did it! Thanks,
If you click on "Home", you'll see a link called "Extras" in the bar of links, just beneath the tabs across the top. I'm awaiting an email with the tire swing directions so we can post them in that area.
I did receive a dmail from Baroness Jordan back in November requesting my email, so she could send me the instructions. But I have not heard back from her - Has anyone received the plans yet? Perhaps she is not active on DG lately?
I am going to go to a garage & ask for an old tire to see if I can figure it out - Maybe try a small tire first!
I just found this thread. What a super idea and I have the perfect place for a couple of these. Great to reuse those horrible old tires also. Can we still get the plans? Doesn't sound too hopeful from the last few posts.