There's something about an outdoor swing that brings back all those warm, fuzzy feelings from childhood. Don't you think? Feeling the wind running through your hair, aimlessly swinging in place. It was all so simple back then. So, to bring back a small piece of that playful kid-like side in all of us, I've rounded up some of the coolest DIY outdoor swings for summer.
Nothing says summer like kicking your feet up and relaxing in a hammock with your favorite book and a cold beverage! Here are some stylish hammocks you can make yourself, plus a few DIY swings for the kids (or kids-at-heart), too!
As you may know, this month is kids (and pets) month here on Curbly. So, today I have a fun project that will make things a little easier for all you parents out there. Make a cool indoor / outdoor baby swing from scratch to entertain little ones hands free.
Adding some style to your outdoor space doesn't need to be expensive. Take some advice from this affordable patio swing makeover and work with what you've got!
I've always wanted a tree swing, but have never lived in a place that had a tree strong enough to support one. If you're lucky enough to have a nice, sturdy tree near you, and are willing to let me stop by for spontaneous swinging sessions*, here's a great tutorial for making a tree swing that'll last!
A wooden pallet, much like the one pictured above, was turned into an outdoor swing chair. Clever, no?
A nod to neutrals and totally zen, this hanging bed is simple but dramatic. Via My Home Ideas. Photo credit: Coastal Living, Colleen Duffley.
Can't beat a classic.
John Vivian offers a basic how-to using a single plank and a bit of rope.