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This Easy DIY Tree Swing Is The Best Summer Project Ever!

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

If you’ve got an old chair lying around, this summer tutorial is so easy, you won’t be able to stop yourself from doing it.

The project requires little skill, just a few tools, and some of your world’s famous elbow grease. Justyna Plec of Dino Dec, along with her furry friend Miki the dog, shows us how to convert an old chair into a tree swing in five easy steps. You can even shorten the project if you don’t feel like painting the chair. If you don’t have an old chair, try this palette tree swing tutorial instead!

Plec grabs an old wooden dinning room chair and takes it out back.

She saws off the four legs and keeps the seat. If you have a chair with legs that screw off, you won’t even need a saw! Next, she drills four holes at each corner of the seat. She sands the distressed layer of paint off and repaints the chair a nice mint green color. After allowing it to dry, she fastens each corner with a knot of rope. Finally, she ties the other end of the rope to the tree. The simple swing is fully functional. Who knew it once belonged at the dinner table?

The tree swing is a great way to keep the kids busy during the warm months and a great way to recycle old furniture on the cheap!

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Video Credit: Deco Dino Meble / Music Credit: “Afternoon Tea” by Boca Chica

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