7 Cute DIY Swings For Babies And Toddlers

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Summer is still on, and the outdoor season will last rather long, that means it’s high time to make a cool outdoor piece to make your patio or terrace better. Today’s roundup is dedicated to swings, and to be precise, to swings for babies and toddlers. Ready to make your kids happy? Let’s get started!

This kid swing is perfect – bright, colorful, fun, safe and easy to make too. It is a fairly simple project and if you have a bit of sewing knowledge and DIY know how you will be able to whip it up no problem. I love its bright look and striped fabric, which is a cool addition to your garden. Your kid will be happy!

DIY striped toddler swing (via www.alwaysmadewithlove.co.nz)

DIY striped toddler swing (via www.alwaysmadewithlove.co.nz)

This stylish kid swing is totally perfect for a minimalist or Scandinavian backyard or deck as it’s made of neutral plywood and looks very laconic. Yet, if you don’t like the colors, you may go for any color scheme you like and its materials and construction will keep your toddler safe while swinging.

DIY minimalist swing of plywood for toddlers (via designwash.net)

DIY minimalist swing of plywood for toddlers (via designwash.net)

What kid doesn’t love a swing? A baby swings not only provides a gentle rocking motion to soothe and comfort baby, but also give moms hands-free time. The baby will be safe and will love the soft swing he or she’s swinging in. you may also add a soft pillow or a toy inside to make sitting even more comfortable.

DIY colorful striped baby swing of fabric (via wonderfuldiy.com)

DIY colorful striped baby swing of fabric (via wonderfuldiy.com)

This project is rather simple and costs a fraction of what you would pay to buy a similar swing.  If you have any sewing experience and some knowledge of basic woodworking, this should only take a few hours. You can totally customize the project choosing any fabric and wood for the swing and the result will fit your garden at its best.

DIY black and white striped swing (via www.themakerista.com)

DIY black and white striped swing (via www.themakerista.com)

If you already have a ready swing at your disposal but it’s too old or doesn’t look good, this project will help you renovate the piece: to replace the rope on an outdoor baby swing and do a quick paint job. Turn your old from the 1980’s into a brand new piece! ake sure to test it out yourself before putting a baby in it. Add weight to the swing during the installation process to make sure the swing and clamps would hold.

DIY plastic and rope swing renovation (via diydanielle.com)

DIY plastic and rope swing renovation (via diydanielle.com)

Here’s a little summer challenge for you! The model of this swing is a DIY version of a Finnish children’s swing from somewhere between 70’s and 80’s. It looks very quirky and unusual and will be very soft in all its parts. Such a swing can be used both indoors and outdoors to make your kid happy and let the parent do something hands-free.

DIY fabric baby swing with retro design (via www.pinjacolada.com)

DIY fabric baby swing with retro design (via www.pinjacolada.com)

You could never tell by looking at it, that this wooden baby swing is actually made of scrap wood and old broomsticks. Now be honest, could you? For the base, the author used some wooden slats that we had left over from a patio chair project from a couple of years ago. And for the frame to keep the baby safe they actually used three old broomsticks. You obviously don’t have to make your DIY wooden baby swing from scrap material. Everything you need can be bought at any bigger hardware store. They would probably be willing to cut up the wooden pieces as well, so less work for you. To make things a bit easier, the authors have made a PDF wooden baby swing plan. You can print it out and take it with you when you go get your supplies – so easy and such a cool resulting piece!

DIY colorful wooden swing built from scrap (via yeswemadethis.com)

DIY colorful wooden swing built from scrap (via yeswemadethis.com)