Those warm, breezy summer nights are perfect for reading a book outdoors and staying relaxed, and to make your evening even better a hammock is the answer! It provides comfort, adds a nice touch to your home decor, and making one only takes a couple of hours for a DIY project you can do at home!

“There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.” ā€• Jane Austen

Crocheted Hammock

Crocheted hammock.
Image source: eHow

This crocheted DIY hammock is beautiful and adds a lot of style! To make it you will need:

  • 3 1 ¼-inch hardwood dowels (30-inches long)
  • 2 ā…-inch hardwood dowels (36-inches long)
  • 200 yards (¼-inch macrame cord or rope)
  • 8 yards (½-inch rope)
  • 4 1-inch wood screws
  • Drill and ā…-inch bit
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors

And you will find all the directions with pictures here. It’s a nice project to make on a weekend afternoon, so take your time and enjoy it!

Indoor Hammock Chair

Indoor hammock chair.
Image source: A Beautiful Mess

A cute and simple DIY hammock chair you can make in nine simple steps! Even though it was originally thought for kids, the creator of this project over at A Beautiful Mess - where you can also find all the materials and directions to make your own hammock - says it’s safe for adults to use as well.

Fabric Hammock

Fabric hammock.
Image source: Little Dog Vintage

Some DIY hammock ideas might seem a bit complicated to make at home, but this one is actually pretty simple.

But that’s not all:

It only takes nine simple steps to learn how to make a simple hammock with fabric! You can find them plus all the materials needed at Little Dog Vintage.

Beach Towel Hammock

Beach towel hammock.
Image source: Design Sponge

This easy DIY hammock is made with a beach towel - either a new one you chose just for this project or maybe just an old towel no one uses anymore - which makes it the perfect homemade hammock for summer! The materials you need to have on hand are:

  • Beach towel
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • 1 leather (or nylon) strapping
  • Mid (or heavyweight) cotton muslin (canvas also works)
  • Rope
  • Zip-ties
  • Cotton twine

Here are all the directions and pictures you need to start giving life to this project!

Tie Dye Hammock

Tie dye hammock.
Image source: Morena’s Corner

Tie dye is a beautiful form of art that’s really fun to DIY at home. In addition, it can give you an amazing piece of fabric to build a hammock! Check out Morena’s Corner to learn how to make a hammock that will bring this delightful summer energy to your home!


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