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« on: June 30, 2007 03:43:36 PM »

This is not my craft, it is my mom's, but she gave me permission to post it here because I think it is so cool.
This tractor tire has been in the yard for as long as I remember (my grandmother lived in this house until she died, and then my parents moved in). Well, my mom has two grandchildren now, so she decided to turn it into a sand box.

I think that it is very cool that she painted it bright yellow. The kids love it. The bottom of the tire has concrete to keep the sand in.

The box with the cover. My mother searched and searched for fabric that would work as a cover, and then she bought a shower curtain from the dollar store (notice that it is fading from sun exposure). She measured the tire with a string and then cut the curtain into a circle.

Finally, she attached weights that you would buy to weigh down a picnic tablecloth to keep the cover on.

I'm just so in love with this! I love my crafty genes!

« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007 03:56:03 PM »

so nostalgic. I used to have a tractor tire sandbox when i was a little girl. fun times.
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007 04:23:07 PM »

I had one when I was little, too!  When my sister and I got too old for playing in the sandbox, my mom turned it into a little garden.  Smiley
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007 05:40:08 PM »

Yes, when I told my mom that I wanted to post it here, she said that everyone does this, but I've never seen one. I thought it was genius!

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« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2007 08:43:36 PM »

I love it! I've never seen one before, but I really really like it.

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007 03:07:00 PM »

when my son was little we had one, the only bad thing about his was we didn't have it full of sand and the spiders would build nests under the edge of the  top rim and we would have to go out and pull them out every time he played in it. ours wasn't painted either, but he enjoyed it and when he outgrew the need for a sandbox I took it to my sister for her kids.
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2007 04:22:47 PM »

That is so awesome!   Grin  I love it, and its the perfect thing to come across!  I am so totally gonna snag your moms idea, it would be perfect for my son when he goes to his Nana's house.  We have been thinkin about buying a sandbox for awhile, but this would be even better...(and alot cheaper, lol)  Thanks so much for posting!
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2007 04:48:22 PM »

I love this. That tyre painted yellow looks so eatable... edible.
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