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

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

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RightyO, let’s see how to make a fairy hammock 🙂

How to make a fairy hammock

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 (1/2″) from the edge.

Cut a rectangular shaped piece of fabric and 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.

Fold the piece of fabric in half lengthwise and trim 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.

Hand sew along the outside edges of the fabric

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.

Make a knot at the top and bottom of the hammock to secure the gathers

Tie a knot at the bottom once you’re happy.

Make a knot at the top and bottom of the hammock to secure the gathers

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.

Knot the top string around the skewer

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.

Tie the bottom string to the skewer

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

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

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

All that’s left to do is sit back in your own life-sized hammock and wait for the fairies to come for a visit.

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I’d love to hear what you think about our tiny little fairy hammock and please don’t forget to share.

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The little hammock also works well with this miniature water feature with “running” water. And 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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Sending much love as always, happy crafting, and thank you for popping in for a visit.

Made with love by a Crafty Mix