The garden season is upon us, and what better way to spend time in a garden than in a garden swing? Make it yourself and save money, but better still, customize it to your style and needs. Many of these projects repurpose supplies, and most are easy even for a beginner DIY’er with these instructions and tutorials. So get out your basic tools and let’s get to building a DIY swing for your garden!




Our first garden swing is from ‘A Beautiful Mess‘. Find out how to make their DIY tree swing! So cute!

DIY tree swing


From ‘Sheryl Salisbury Photography‘, this DIY pallet swing looks easy, and I love this for a front porch! She even tackles some FAQ’s on her tutorial page.

DIY pallet swing


Looking for something different, and a little organic looking? Oh, and it’s repurposed! Try the instructions for this laced pallet chair swing, from ‘Instructables‘.

Pallet chair swing


From ‘The Rustic Pig‘, any country garden will love this back porch headboard swing! Great instructions too!

headboard swing


This DIY chair swing from ‘This DIY Life’ is really fun, and inventive! Full tutorial with photos!



From ‘Ana White‘, our fav DIY woodworking plan source, this large modern porch swing has a complete plan at the site. What would this be like painted a delicate pink or a poppy coral?



From Julie at Life at ‘Fire Lake Camp‘, this dreamy DIY hanging bed swing is exactly where I want to spend many long hours this summer reading novels and sipping lemonade. Ok, red wine, who am I kidding?


Download complete plans for this DIY garden swing from ‘Sunset‘ magazine for free. Amazing!



Relive your childhood with this DIY tire swing from Live Dan 330

DIY tire swing


Lastly, a super simple DIY rope swing from ‘Dukes and Duchesses‘. Not just for kids!


Pick one of these DIY garden swings to make for your backyard! We think you will also love our posts on 14 Backyard Furniture Ideas and 13 Projects for Backyard Relaxation!


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1 Comment

  1. Elizabeth Sagarminaga April 16, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Awesome article.Nice for sharing.Good job


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