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Make Your Own Fairy Hammock – Easy DIY

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Do you like building fairy gardens? You do 🙂 then I’ve got something really cute and easy for you today. To celebrate the arrival of spring I thought I’d make our garden fairies this little fairy hammock so they could relax and enjoy the gorgeous weather we’re having. I wanted to share how we did it so your fairies could have one too.

Make a fairy hammock and spoil those fae folk - Easy DIY with full tutorial on the blog

Fairy Hammock

All you need is some fabric, a skewer or toothpick, string, embroidery needle, scissors, pliers and some wire.

What you need to make a fairy hammock

What you need

Start by cutting a 12 cm x 9 cm (4 7/8” x 3 1/2”) strip of fabric. This will form the seat of the hammock. I unraveled the fabric just a little give it a pretty edge. Fold the fabric in half, length wise and measure 1.5 cm from the edge.

Fold in Half to make the fairy hammock

Fold in half

Use the mark to cut the fabric as shown below. You should end up with a fabric strip that’s 12 cm long by 9 cm wide on the one side and 6 cm wide on the other side.

Cut the edges to make the hammock seat

Cut the edges

Cut the string into two 31 cm pieces (about 12”). Starting at the top and using small stitches sew the string into the fabric on either side.  Leave about 8 cm of the string at the top. You’ll need it later to hang the hammock.

Sew down the edges of the fairy hammock

Sew down the edges

Make a knot in the string at the top and then gather the string until the fabric forms a nice cupped shape just big enough for the fairies to sit comfortably. Tie a knot at the bottom once you’re happy.

Gather the fabric of the fairy hammock seat to make a little bucket

Gather the fabric

Cut the skewer or toothpick so that it’s about 8 cm long (3″). Tie the two top bits of string to the skewer making sure that they’re equal. Tie the string together at the top with a small loop knot.

Tying the top string

Tying the top string

Then tie the bottom strings in the same way. Once again you need to check that they’re equal, otherwise you’ll end up with a lopsided hammock.

Tying the bottom string

Tying the bottom string

Check that the hammock hangs nicely. You may need to move the string around a bit until it looks right. Once your happy use a glue gun and glue the knots to the skewer to make sure the knots stay put. Cut away any excess bits of string. You can hang the hammock in a tree or you make a small stand. For the stand I just bent a piece of wire into a curly wurly shape and made a hook.

Hanging the fairy hammock on the skewer

Hanging the hammock

The little cushion is just a piece of fabric that I stuffed with tissue paper. Hey, nothing is too much trouble for our fairies.

Jazz investigating the fairy hammock

Jazz investigating

Lol, our Jazz just had to check out the fairy hammock. Love our photo bomb purr baby.

Make a fairy hammock and spoil those fae folk - Easy DIY with full tutorial on the blog

Waiting for the fairies

All that’s left to do is sit back in your own life sized hammock and wait for the fairies. I’d love to hear what you think about our tiny little fairy hammock and please don’t forget to share. If you want to be a little more adventurous and really spoil your fairies you can always make them this adorable porch swing.

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Let me know what you’ve made for your fairy garden. And if you’re looking for more fairy accessories, I’ve got you covered 😉 Disclosure: If you click on the links below, we may receive a commission from Amazon. But don’t worry it won’t come out of your pocket, and our fairies will send some fairy dust your way too 😉

 

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Comments

  • Posted: June 27, 2018 08:45

    wendyDIY

    What a fantastic mini hammock this is! It reminds me of a happy childhood and I think it a little castle on the side.Thank you for sharing this DIY project.
    • Posted: June 27, 2018 13:52

      acraftymix

      Hey there Wendy, thanks for popping around again and so glad you like our miniature fairy hammock 🙂
  • Posted: September 11, 2017 06:05

    Thelma

    So, so cute. I haven't made my fairy garden yet. Just looking at different posts. I really don't know where to start. Everything is just to cute to decide what I want to do. Thanks for sharing, and thank Jazz also. I love furr babies.
    • Posted: September 11, 2017 07:29

      acraftymix

      Yay a fellow fairy gardener and purr baby fan. Thanks so much for popping in Thelma, they can become so addictive once you start and hopefully you'll get to start soon ;-)
  • Posted: October 11, 2016 13:47

    Jennifer

    This is so cute, I love the tiny things. Jazz is definitely the best photo bomb ever!
    • Posted: October 11, 2016 16:00

      acraftymix

      Lol, thank you Jennifer. Jazz is my go to photo bomb purr baby. She loves having her photo taken
  • Posted: October 7, 2016 15:43

    Pili

    Michelle, this hammock is just too cute!! Jazz seems so curious about it, he must be waiting for a fairy. He's really beautiful, by the way!
    • Posted: October 7, 2016 16:25

      acraftymix

      Thank you Pili. Jazz and fairies have this love hate relationship ;-)
  • Posted: October 4, 2016 03:23

    Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Michelle, now that I've seen your garden and all of the gorgeous plants and flowers, I can definitely see that fairies would love to hang out within the folliage. This is an adorable little seat for the fairies to curl up in when their wings get tired. But I'm thinking you don't have to keep waiting for them, I think Jazz sees an invisible fairy sitting in the chair already.
    • Posted: October 4, 2016 06:23

      acraftymix

      Lol, thank you Nikki and I think you're right, Jazz has a thing for fairies
  • Posted: September 26, 2016 04:25

    Colette

    This is sooooooo adorable. Love it!!!
    • Posted: September 26, 2016 05:35

      acraftymix

      Thank you Colette :D
  • Posted: September 24, 2016 09:53

    Will

    Wow Wow Wow!! How Supa cool is this. Aamaazing...
    • Posted: September 24, 2016 09:57

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Will ;-)
  • Posted: September 24, 2016 07:13

    Maya

    This is adorable beyond words!
    • Posted: September 24, 2016 09:41

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Maya
  • Posted: September 24, 2016 06:51

    Katrin

    Michelle, the hammock is the cutest thing, the fairies will have a blast in it! We've made a Fairy garden with my girls last spring, this hammock would look super cute in it! The little pillow is adorable and I bet your cat is waiting for the Fairy relax party to start!
    • Posted: September 24, 2016 09:42

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Katrin, the girls must have had so much fun making the fairy garden, I'd love to see it sometime.
  • Posted: September 22, 2016 17:52

    Mary-the boondocks blog

    This is adorable. At first when I saw the image I thought it was life sized and then when I realized that it was a mini hammock ..well, awww. Very cute. Jazz is happy too.
    • Posted: September 23, 2016 05:22

      acraftymix

      Lol, thanks Mary. I think Jazz has decided she's the Chief Inspector if all things fairy.
  • Posted: September 22, 2016 10:44

    Ilka

    ...what can I say...this is too cute !!!!
    • Posted: September 22, 2016 15:19

      acraftymix

      You said it beautifully Ilka, thank you
  • Posted: September 22, 2016 02:42

    Kellie

    When I get around to making my fairy garden, I will make a swing like this. I have human sized hammock swing and we all love it. I am sure the fairies will like one too.
    • Posted: September 22, 2016 06:39

      acraftymix

      They're so much fun to make Kellie and the kids and fairies will love it.
  • Posted: September 21, 2016 22:53

    Sarah - Craft Invaders

    This is so cute Michelle, I'm going to try and make one and hang it off our toadstool!
    • Posted: September 22, 2016 06:40

      acraftymix

      Oh yes, that would be the most perfect spot in the world for a fairy hammock. Love that toadstool.
  • Posted: September 21, 2016 16:32

    Keri

    Michelle, this fairy hammock is too cute!! Love how you made it! The picture of your fur baby is a really great one!
    • Posted: September 22, 2016 06:42

      acraftymix

      Thank you so much Keri, Jazz is so photogenic, she makes every picture look purrfect ;-)

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