The best way to attract fairies to your fairy garden? Provide a relaxing place for them to sit, of course! Crafting a fairy bench swing will be the perfect complement to your mini garden space.
What You Need
- Wine cork
- Twine or embroidery thread
- Wood dowels (2.56 inch long x 0.08 inch diameter)
- Craft paint (optional)
- Small detail brush (optional)
- Hand drill
- Big-eye needle
- Utility knife
- Hot-glue gun
Step 1: Cut Cork
Use knife to cut cork in half lengthhwise. Slice a sliver off both ends to remove wine stain and branding.
Step 2: Drill Hole
On each side, use hand drill to create holes where swing ropes will go.
Step 3: Add Twine
Thread twine through needle and guide it through the premade holes. Tie a knot to secure the twine. Repeat on other side. The swing is now complete!
Step 4: Cross Dowels
To create the swing frame, cross two dowels so they overlap at 0.25 inch and the other ends are 3 inches apart. Place a piece of tape under the crossing point to secure the dowels. Flip over and wrap tape around dowel, pressing tape to surface. Repeat so that you have two sets.
Step 5: Glue
Apply hot glue to the crossing points to join the dowels and create the "legs" of the swing set. Let glue dry.
Step 6: Add Top Bar
Remove tape from legs. Apply a drop of hot glue into each crux, and set a dowel in glue to create the top bar of the swing set. Let the glue dry.
Step 7: Paint & Add Swing
Paint structure if desired. Tie swing to top bar, and cut away any extra twine.