Just when you thought trampolines couldn't get any cooler, bed swings became a thing, and—believe it or not—they're made using old, .
This DIY trend has been blowing up on Pinterest, and if you ask me, it's a brilliant way to repurpose your old toys.
Even if you don't have a full-size trampoline you can turn into a bed (the horror!), you could even use a small exercise trampoline to create a swinging chair. Here's how it's done, according to :
- Remove the trampoline's legs, so you're only left with the circular metal frame, black mat, and springs.
- Cover the metal frame with pool noodles by slicing down one side of the foam noodle and popping it around the frame.
- Use spray glue to stick pretty fabric around the pool noodle (or use white noodles).
- Wrap ropes with a high-tensile strength around the entire newly padded metal frame.
- Loop rope string to hang the swing from everywhere there is a leg on your trampoline. (Hint: leave an opening so you can get in the swing—one leg opening on small trampoline will do).
- Hang it somewhere reliable—like a tree, a pergola, or even (if you're qualified) build yourself a frame from which it can swing.
- Add a to the smaller trampolines or cover a bigger one with memory foam or cushions and a sheet. Decorate with pillows and voila!
to see the tutorial in full detail, then try it for yourself.
*Note: DIY at your own risk. If you're not up for the challenge, don't worry! Here are some other bed-swing options that require a little less elbow grease, other than hanging them up:
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