Top 5 Outdoor Swings You Can Build on Your Own

Posted by Staff Reporter ( on May 03, 2016 06:50 AM EDT
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PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - MAY 25: Children use exercise machines at an outdoor public gym along Phnom Penh's riverside on May 25, 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodians remain statistically some of the thinnest people in the world while in other Asian nations, such as Malaysia, obesity has become a major issue. Though economic hardships and strenuous labour are largely responsible for the slimness of Cambodians rural citizens, for residents of the capital - who often have sedentary jobs and access to high-fat, fast food diets - public exercise facilities keep the public health in check. Group aerobic dance classes are held twice daily in the Olympic Stadium, and along the bustling riverside district, with both locations also offering space for jogging, callisthenics, and weight training. (Photo : Luc Forsyth/Getty Images)

Did you know that you no longer have to buy swings for your kids because you can actually build one on your own?

Here are some helpful ideas on how you can focus on DIY outdoor swings building and creation, according to House Beautiful.

If you have an outdoor swing hanging right outside of your living room window, all you have to do is add a cushion and several different types of pillows on it. Make the colors of the pillows diverse as possible and change it regularly so that it will seem as though you have a new swing altogether.

Next, if you are no longer fond of the headboard you are using in your bedroom, now is the best time to get rid of it. However, make sure not to throw it away because you can use this headboard as the back rest for your swing. You can also repaint it depending on your taste and preference.

Also, you can add lights and drapes if you want your outdoor swing to look as romantic as possible. To make your swing look even more beautiful, make sure to add a cushion and throw pillows as well.

If you have extra logs and wood in your house, make good use of them when building a swing. All you have to do is combine at least three or more huge pieces of wood, and this could be your swing's seating area. You can also opt for a swing that doesn't have a back rest because this will be much easier for you to build.

Now that you have all of these ideas when it comes to building your own outdoor swing, what are you waiting for? Make sure to build one now and you can also ask your partner and children to help you out.

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