When you want both the softness of the rope and the sturdiness of a chain, drill a wide tire and insert rope just as shown in the tutorial. This process took three attempts before I hit the perfect distance. They make amazing garden art too with a fun craft for kids. Other good toys if you have a multiple good tree branches for this would be a trapeze, and a pair of iron rings. For measuring purposes, figure out the length you would need to attach the tire to a tree then multiply by three. An alternative method for hanging a tire swing is to use eye bolts and playground chain. Limit the amount of people on the tire to one or two at most at a time. on Step 18. The nylon cord will not eat into the tree the way chain would. Paint it up as their favorite cartoon character they love. The kids will get hours of fun from this recycled Tire Swing. Tell anyone using the swing that they must. Be careful when drilling through your tire. I don’t know about you, but when I think about summer, my first thoughts are of fun outdoor activities for my boys. Check the rope of your tire swing periodically for wear and tear. Once the rope is looped over the branch, untie the duct tape or whatever you used as weight for the end of the rope. Doing it this way gave me the flexibility to do what I wanted and hang it how I wanted, and saved money along the way. You will need to hook the s-hook onto the rope, at the bottom of the branch. If your place has a garden, utilize a wide branch of a large tree to hang a tire from.