Old tires don't have to go to the landfill when they're no longer useful for transportation. You can color them in different colors and make a planter, make a swing for children, or you can make tire ottoman covered with fabric.
Cheap lampshade + random buttons + glue = quirky and unique hand crafted light adornment wonder. Brighten up your room with this button shade! Take some buttons (square, circle, big, small) and glue them onto the lampshade to create a POP in the room.