- A circular ring( I used a metal hoop from an art store, but you can use a plastic lid's brim or a wooden circle)
- Non-toxic glue
- A paint brush
- Dried grass ( use broad thin blades that are flexible)
- Decoration - fake flowers or dried leaves, dried grass buds ect.
- Ribbon or string
- Damp towel to wipe sticky fingers on.
Step 1: Brushing the Glue
Use a flat brush to give a thick coat of glue to only one part of the hoop. Doing the whole thing is useless because it'll just dry by the time you get there. If you want you can tie your string on the glued part if your using the swing for real birds.Take three of four strand of grass and twist them a bit and treat like one strand. Wrap them under the loop and add a thick coat of glue and continue wrapping till you reach the end of your strand.
Step 2: Connecting the Starnds
After you reach the end just glue over the end and add a new strand, wrap once or twice over the joint and continue till it ends and repeat. You should reach the end pretty soon , since this is the fun part.
Step 3: Cleaning Off Stray Ends
Ok now your ring must have lots of little strands sticking out, to take care of this just wrap really thin blades of brown string if you want around the stray parts and glue to hold. If it still looks funky, don't sweat , it'll get mixed in the decorations or your little birdy friends will rip it off. Still , you can cuts it off with scissors to make it neat.
Step 4: Finish It Up
Now if you're using it for your real birds, just tie some twine if you didn't in the do it in the first step. If it's for your fake bird wrap some thin ribbon around the loop especially around the messy parts and glue . Add some fabric flowers and some dried or fake leaves. To use the grains like I did, just wrap them with grass or string and glue. That's it have fun with different types of decorations and leave a comment or a pic. Thanks