If I can't get to my bananas in time they go soft on the part that's been resting on the counter. I've seen banana trees that hang you banana by the stems, but I wanted something that offered more support. Enter the banana hammock, a sling that holds your precious fruit and displays it for all to see.

Here's what you need to make your own:

  • 1 sq. yard of fabric (I used muslin)
  • needle + thread / sewing machine
  • carabiners
  • key rings
  • paracord

Ready to let your curved yellow fruit hang?

Step 1: Trace + cut

Since the muslin I was using was thin, and I have hefty bananas, I decided to double up the fabric to have additional support. Using a fabric marker I traced an elongated oval shape onto the muslin, then cut out the shape.

Knowing the ends of the oval were going to be cinched (bunched) to be the attachment points, the ends were truncated. Slits will be cut into the ends to form a connection point for the hammock line later.

<p>I love this. Thank you</p><p>Rima</p>
Ahahaha I love this, thank you!
At first I was scared (due to the colloquial definition of banana hammock), but then I was pleasantly surprised.<br><br>Nicely done.
<p>I have a budgerigar that I need to sneak through customs. Would your Instructable also be suitable for this?</p>
<p>you sir are a plantain savant</p>
<p>...this made me GOL (giggle out loud) when I stumbled across it on the featured page. Congrats by the way (for getting featured, not making me giggle, albeit that in it self is a feat!)</p>
<p>Lovely work, but I suspect your hammock is a tiny bit too small for your bananas. I don't think they like to have their tips peeking out over the edge like that.</p>
<p>My first impression was: awesome, a banana slingshot! ;)</p>
<p>This</p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Pocket-Slingshot-Angry-NachoMahma-Game/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Pocket-Sling...</a></p><p>is a manly slingshot.</p>
<p>Manly it is! But what did you do with your underwear to have it that way?! Close encounters with 10.000 angry birds?</p>
<p>cool idea!</p>
<p>1. Cancel my instructables newletter subscription immediately.</p><p>2. Good call on the 100% natural fabric for the sling. Definitely don't want chafing or something rubbing the wrong way when used.</p>
<p>made me think of the friends episode, &quot;princess consuella bananahammock&quot;</p>

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