DIY ROPE SWING – $$
Enjoy the summer breeze on your very own rope swing. Surprisingly easy to make, this project will give the kids another reason to unplug and get outside.
Piece of Round Wood (we used pine)
24ft of Natural Rope
1in Drill Bit
Tip: Depending on the height of the tree you use, you may need less or more rope. Buy a few extra feet to give yourself some wiggle room.
Step 1. Find and mark the middle of your piece of wood.
Step 2. Using a 1 inch drill bit, make a hole for your rope.
Tip: After this step, feel free to stain or have the kids paint your swing seat to personalize it!
Step 3. Tie one end of the rope with your carabiner. We recommend using a double bowline knot. Find a sturdy branch and loop the rope over and through the carabiner.
Step 4. Take the other end of the rope and feed through the hole you made in the seat.
Tip: Use some electric tape at the end of the rope to make it easier.
Step 5. Make a knot at the bottom of the seat and cut off the extra rope.
Tip: Leave a bit of a tail below the seat so you can pull each other around!