Flat Tire Decor makes baskets, pots, entry mats and shoes--all from recycled tires! They sent me their Newport basket, which has a 12 inch opening at the top, an 8 inch base, and is 8 inches high. It has a set of handles that makes it easy to carry. It's a really cool, practical and great looking basket!
What's really awesome about these products, in addition to the fact that they're environmentally friendly (made from flat tires), is that they're assembled by persons with disabilities. Working in conjunction with a company called Curative Industrial Services, valuable training and work experience is offered to persons with disabilities and/or limiting conditions. It's a win-win for everyone.
There could be so many uses for this basket. I like it with a plant placed in it, but I've also used it to store and hold my garden tools, conveniently carrying them from the front of the house to the back.
I'm working on other uses for the basket. The company suggests it can hold toys, firewood, magazines/newspapers, and even fruit. While our little Weenie Dog could fit inside, she wasn't all that keen in doing so! You can get a good idea of the size of this basket from this photo, though;-) It's roomy!
Visit Mr. Brown Thumb's blog, Garden Bloggers, to read the other reviews about this product. Visit the Flat Tire Decor to see more of their products or to order.
*This product was sent to me at no charge with the intention of giving a review on my garden blog. There was no requirement to be positive; I just really happen to like it. One last note: It should not be planted directly with edible plants--unless they are placed in a separate pot--as rubber is not food-safe.
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