At least three seasons of the year, a hammock can be your best friend in the garden. All the planning and work and planting you do in your garden space means nothing if you don’t spend time enjoying it. And isn’t the garden all about a peaceful retreat? Well, retreat to one of these DIY hammocks that you made, (there are lots of tutorials!). And spend time pondering life, reading a good book, or taking a well deserved nap. Better yet, snuggle up with your S.O. and take a nap in a DIY hammock for two!

 

DIY Hammocks

 

DIY Hammocks

First we have a step by step DIY hammock by ‘The Little Dog Blog‘. Steve came across this project, and thinks it’s one of the best, most complete tutorials he has seen! This is a great place to start!

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I really like this DIY hammock chair by ‘A Beautiful Mess‘. You could use it outdoors, or even in a sunroom like she did. What a comfy place to have a cup of tea!

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Try ‘Gardenista‘s’ DIY instant hammock version of an expensive store bought one! This is a short tutorial, so bring your DIY skills, but its a basic rectangle and grommets on the corners. You can find grommet kits in any craft store. Make sure you get heavy duty ones!

 

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From ‘The Merry Thought‘… well oh me oh my… this is the quintessential vision of a day in the hammock, isn’t it? Learn how to make this DIY hammock with a very complete tutorial. (Including how to use those grommets!) This is true hammock heaven!

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Make this amazing “chill spot” DIY hammock with ‘The Sorry Girls’! This is awesome, and so easy! The only tools this required was a hammer and some scissors. We love the braided rope accent, makes this look like it belongs in a high end resort. Love this!

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DIY Hammock Stands

If you aren’t lucky enough to have several mature trees or sturdy posts in your yard, you’re gonna need a stand. ‘Here Comes the Sun’  has this tutorial for their DIY hammock stand. This project will get you a good quality stand that will last… not some cheap metal thing that will rust the first season. You know the kind, the one every discount store sells.

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Lastly, from ‘Instructables‘, this DIY hammock stand has lots of photos to inspire you, but we had yet to discover the tutorial… however, after reading the comments, they posted a written plan for the hammock stand.

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Where to buy Hammocks, stands, hardware & accessories

We thought we would help you out with some links on where to find the hardware to make a DIY hammocks and also a couple that you can purchase ready to go if that’s what you prefer!

First of all, your can get most of the hardware needed for any of these DIY’s at ‘Wayfair’.

Second, here are a couple of our picks for ready to assemble hammocks and stands!

The Hansford Quilted hammock looks like it would be so comfortable to relax in! Soft, quilted fabric and a generous size make it perfect for taking camping or setting up in the backyard with a stand. So much more comfortable than those old cotton rope designs!

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The Borkholder is the hammock you want to buy if you want it to last. This double hammock is made of Sunbrella fabric, which means it is weather and fade resistant, and fast drying. It also resists mold and mildew. It has great reviews, comes in two colors, and can hold up to 500 pounds, so bring all the grandkids on board!

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And if you need to buy a hammock stand, you can find some great choices in a wide variety of prices here.

So hopefully you are well on your way to making your own DIY hammocks! Then jump on over to our posts on 14 DIY Backyard Furniture Projects or 13 Projects for Backyard Relaxation! Pin your favorites for later, when you are ready to DIY!

Image Credits: The Sorry Girls, A Beautiful Mess, Gardenista, The Merry Thought, Instructables

 


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2 Comments

  1. Kaylee May 17, 2015 at 12:11 pm

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    1. Kathy Woodard May 21, 2015 at 2:05 pm

      I love creeping sedums, ‘Angelina’ grows great for use here, also creeping Thyme… it withstands foot traffic a little better…

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