Make Your Own Fairy Hammock – Easy DIY
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.
All you need is some fabric, a skewer or toothpick, string, an embroidery needle, scissors, pliers, and some wire.
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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 giving it a pretty edge. Fold the fabric in half, lengthwise, and measure 1.5 cm (1/2″) from the edge.
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 one side and 6 cm wide on the other side.
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 fairy hammock.
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.
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.
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 fairy hammock.
Check that the hammock hangs nicely. You may need to move the string around a bit until it looks right. Once you are 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 make a small wire stand. For the stand, I bent a piece of wire into a curly, wurly shape and made a hook.
The little cushion is just a piece of fabric that I stuffed with tissue paper. Hey, nothing is too much trouble for our fairies.
Lol, our Jazz just had to check out the fairy hammock. Love our photo bomb, purr baby.
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.
I’d love to hear what you think about our tiny fairy hammock, and please don’t forget to share.
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.
32 thoughts on “Make Your Own Fairy Hammock – Easy DIY”
Simple, adorable, no 16 different expensive supplies you’ll never use up! My kind of project!
Mine too ?
I promised my glittles that we’d make a fairy garden. THIS is definitely going into it. They are so excited when I show them pictures of fairy gardens and they’ve collected buckets of rocks already. Pinned to my Fairy Garden with the Glittles board.
? You the bestest GMom ever Dorothy. How I wish I could be there while you all make those fairy gardens
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.
Hey there Wendy, thanks for popping around again and so glad you like our miniature fairy hammock ?
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.
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 😉
This is so cute, I love the tiny things. Jazz is definitely the best photo bomb ever!
Lol, thank you Jennifer. Jazz is my go to photo bomb purr baby. She loves having her photo taken
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!
Thank you Pili. Jazz and fairies have this love hate relationship 😉
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.
Lol, thank you Nikki and I think you’re right, Jazz has a thing for fairies
This is sooooooo adorable. Love it!!!
Thank you Colette 😀
Wow Wow Wow!! How Supa cool is this. Aamaazing…
Thank you so much Will 😉
This is adorable beyond words!
Thank you so much Maya
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!
Thank you so much Katrin, the girls must have had so much fun making the fairy garden, I’d love to see it sometime.
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.
Lol, thanks Mary. I think Jazz has decided she’s the Chief Inspector of all things fairy.
…what can I say…this is too cute !!!!
You said it beautifully Ilka, thank you
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.
They’re so much fun to make Kellie and the kids and fairies will love it.
This is so cute Michelle, I’m going to try and make one and hang it off our toadstool!
Oh yes, that would be the most perfect spot in the world for a fairy hammock. Love that toadstool.
Michelle, this fairy hammock is too cute!! Love how you made it! The picture of your fur baby is a really great one!
Thank you so much Keri, Jazz is so photogenic, she makes every picture look purrfect 😉