My brother owns the home I live in. He happens to drive a semi truck. Whenever he needs to work on the truck, he brings it into my driveway, but when he leaves to go on the road again, he leaves his worn out junk behind. At this moment, there happens to be about 15 worn out tires behind our shed.
The next time he comes around, I think I'll have a pair of sandals ready for him to slip on his feet. Making sandals from worn out tires
is a great way to recycle
and use something that would otherwise end up in our landfill, where it could take thousands of years to decompose. The instructions are easy to follow, only requiring patience, a truck tire, and Velcro
straps you can find at your local craft store.
While I think recycling and reusing
truck tires is a great idea, I can't help but remember getting a black butt when I used a truck tire for a tree swing when I was a kid. Wouldn't the same go for your feet? I am just saying, don't freak when you discover black rubber all over your feet from your stylish new sandals.