Nicole™ Crafts Relax Hammock

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by Chris Yankauskas, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Relax Hammock

Crafting can be calming!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for neither the paint, the stain nor the sand/paint mixture.
  • 2
    Stain relax sign and let dry.
  • 3
    Paint letters of the relax sign as desired, leaving sides unpainted. Let dry.
  • 4
    Cut the basswood sheet to measure 2 inch x 17-1/2 inch. Stain and let dry. Glue relax sign in the center of basswood sheet as shown.
  • 5
    Mix Khaki paint with sand, making it a brushable texture. Apply to bases as shown. Let dry.
  • 6
    Glue moss and small wood beads to the base of MDF stand as shown or as desired.
  • 7
    Glue two of the large corks together. Glue six smaller corks to larger corks to create tree trunk. Repeat to create a second tree trunk. Paint tree trunks with Light Cinnamon. Let dry.
  • 8
    Download and print project template. Cut leaves out of foam. Glue five to the top of each tree trunk.
  • 9
    Glue the moss and large wood beads to tops of trees as shown. Glue a tree to each side of the base of the relax sign stand.
  • 10
    Cut two 2 pieces basswood sheet strip that are 2-3/4 inch each and paint them Country Red. When dry, use awl to poke four holes, evenly spaced, in each stick.
  • 11
    String 8 inch pieces of jute through holes on each piece and knot at ends as shown.
  • 12
    Cut a 7 inch piece of ribbon for hammock. Glue pieces of basswood sheet strip with jute to ends of ribbon piece. Tie to trees and trim excess.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • MPI Marketing MDF Word on Stand Relax 104826058
  • CRAF-T-CORK 1-3/8 inch x 1-1/2 inch Stoppers 2 pc. 104141613
  • CRAF-T-CORK 1 inch x 1-1/4 inch Stoppers 4 pc. 104141614
  • Panacea Natural Spanish Moss Medium 16 oz. 104185563
  • Midwest Products Basswood Sheet Strip 1/4 inch x 1/4 inch x 24 inch 104141317
  • Midwest Products Basswood Sheet 1/4 inch x 2 inch x 24 inch 104141421
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic™ Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Green 104258600
  • Estes' Art Sand 2 lb. White 104180314
  • Darice 3 ply 28-1/2 lb Natural Jute 104243963
  • Nicole™ Crafts 14 mm Wood Beads Brown 40 pc. 104767090
  • Nicole™ Crafts 10 mm Wood Beads Brown 158 pc. 104767084
  • Varathane Premium Wood Stain 6 oz. Golden Oak 104775972
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Light Cinnamon 104106590
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Khaki Tan 104106617
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Country Red 104106620
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Avocado 104106673
  • Nicole™ Crafts Simply Spring Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 10 Yard Red/Natural/Blue 104745592
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 10 104118906
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 10473792
  • Small Saw
  • Small Container for Mixing Sand and Paint
  • Awl
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
Download Project Template