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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

DIY swing for your front or back yard

I am loving this SWING and so is my 3 year old.  With a new baby, I don't always have the patience energy to walk to the park so my cute husband and I made this swing for our front yard.
Here is what you need:
An old cupboard door (we found this at our local thrift store for $3.00)
Strong rope
drill
a tree of course :)

Drill 2 holes on each side, thread the rope through and tie a knot.  Do this on both sides then tie to a tree branch.
****Since the door was slick we had to by some no tred strips to
add to the seat so she wouldn't slide off as she swung. (found this in the hardware section)  WORKS GREAT!! 
She swings on it everyday....several times a day.

Hope you're having a great Summer !

15 comments:

Megan - A Ruffle In Time said...

shared this on my blog! thanks for sharing the tutorial with us :).. i've got to make one!!

MessyMissy said...

Yup, I have got to make one. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Amanda said...

How smart! Great job!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

great idea! come on over and link up to MMM :)

C.R.A.F.T. said...

what a fun idea! come on over and link up to MMM :)

Pistolmom said...

I want to build one in my yard for me!!! Love this :)

Randi said...

There's nothing better than a tree swing. I may have to make one just like yours ... so cute!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Cupboard door, really? That's cool!

Rene said...

I love a tree swing. We used to have a tire swing in our backyard. Our boys loved it.

-Rene

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

Very nice. And wide... I like how you used a cupboard door, so no cutting and edging.

Amanda said...

Hi Becca, I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

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Sassy Sites! said...

VERY CUTE!! I need one of these! I'm a follower! Come by and say hi at Sassy Sites! ;)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

This turned out so cute! And it looks like it's not too hard to do! I only wish I had a good tree for one! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday!

JamieS said...

I love it! I am going to start emailing this post to my hubby multiple times, 'til he gets the hint!
~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Sommer said...

This is such a classic swing I just adore it. I have told my husband on numerous occassions that when we buy a home I want a big tree that can hold a swing! Please come by and show this off at my VIP party today =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/07/vip-party-21.html