Disney Tsum Tsums have invaded our household. Yep, all of us have at least two, including my husband who has Hulk Tsum Tsums. I love the little things but they have a way of getting left all over the house. Before school started last week, (they start early here) my two youngest daughters and I made hammocks to keep the Tsum Tsums together. This is such an easy quick craft to make with your kids.
We made theirs with cotton yarn but it could be made with any yarn or twine (I’m using twine for this one). Jute would be a cute idea to make a theme hammock for a set of Jungle Book Tsum Tsums.
I cut eight pieces of twine at two yards each. Making a loop at the top, I secured it with a wrap knot. If you don’t know how to do a wrap knot you can check out my video here. It is the first knot on the video so you don’t have to watch the entire thing.
I pulled all the excess pieces that were going to be cut off into the loop of the wrap knot to secure them.
Going down from the wrap knot about an inch, I gathered two cords together and made a knot. Any knot you want to make will work. I used an overhand bow (I looked it up to find the name of it).
For the first row I did four knots across using all of the cords. I kept an inch in between each row.
The second row I left out a cord on both sides and tied only three knots.
From there I just alternated four knots one row, three knots the next row, repeating the original two rows. I stopped when the hammock was about 20 inches long. I made another loop and secured it with another wrap knot. Again I put the extra twine through the loop to keep tight in the wrap knot. I cut off all of the extra pieces hanging down.
Done! Quick, easy and now the Tsum Tsums have a place to stay. 🙂
This can be made with more cords to make it wider. Keep knotting and make a long hammock to add more Tsum Tsums.
I am linking up at these parties.