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Munch loves her new swing!

i made this for her last night, took me 3 hours, but she LOVES it. mango has one too that i made like a month ago lol




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Casey, that sure does look like a comfy swing! Mango is such a cute model too!

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That is awesome!! Great job!! You should post instructions on how to make these things. I'm terrible at coming up with stuff on my own.




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thats sooo cute!

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this one is actually pretty simple to make, but its tedious and takes time. it took 3 hours for me to make it D:

you need:

1 clothes hanger wire (preferably the ones coated with plastic)
Fleece (best get a whole blanket, you might need lots of you make a larger swing)
sharp scissors
patience
a clip


Instructions:

unwind the clotheshanger wire from its original shape.
make the wire into a circle. make it as perfect of a circle as you can, to as wide as you want it.
cut fleece into 1"x4" strips and tie each one individually on the wire. Make sure you have the fleece strips dense so that it covers the wire completely, you do not want the wire exposed at all. Keep cutting the fleece strips and tying them on until the swing is completely covered.
cut 3 long strips and tie them onto the swing. make sure they are evenly spaced around the swing as you want it to stay balanced. then tie all 3 strips together at the top and tie on a clip. then you hang it in your birds cage.

OR
you can just tie the clip on the top and hang it vertically. my guys like the horizontal style though.


i also sell them too lol


so after cutting countless strips of fleece, taking 3 hours to make it, blistering my finger with the scissors... i am really glad munch likes it!


shes been playing on it all morning! great for warm feet lol




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That is adorable! I love that idea

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That looks so professional!!! Munch seems to love it!


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good idea, i was thinking a triangle would be fun to make too.
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yes it would! lol guess any shape could be fun!



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