Wine Cork Bench Swing for a Fairy Garden

Create a cute fairy garden bench swing using a few easy-to-gather materials, including a wine cork, wooden dowels, and twine.

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

Materials

  • Wine cork
  • Twine or embroidery thread
  • Wood dowels (2.56 inch long x 0.08 inch diameter)
  • Tape
  • Craft paint (optional)
  • Small detail brush (optional)

Tools

  • 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.

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