This is the part that needs some strength & skill. Pick a spot where the wall of the tyre is soft to start.
Place the tyre with petals facing down. Using two hands holding one petal each pull up on the petals while pushing down and in on the tread with your foot 'til it flips. Then slowly work around the tyre pulling and flipping one petal at a time, making sure that each petal is properly up before trying to lift the next one.
With a bit of practice it you'll be a pro.
After you have flipped the tyre completely inside out you are ready to wash your tyre. And then decorate it. We found using water based paint with a white undercoat held onto the tyre the best.
You are now ready to use your pot for planting flowers or whatever else you may think of. You are only limited by your imagination and of course, your courage.
Stay tuned for our next blog on tyre pots. We will show you how we filled them and with what and also where we placed them around our community.
Post in this blog are contributed by the various members of Kayole Mtaa Safi Initiative.