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How to Make a Macrame Hammock

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Sometimes, relaxing on the porch requires a comfortable and stylish hammock. With a few tools and some basic math skills, you’ll have a beautiful chair that shows off your do-it-yourself skills. This hammock is made using the macrame technique, which requires knotting together cords. Macrame is a centuries-old method used to make furniture, plant holders and other home decor items.

3 1 1/4-inch hardwood dowels, 30-inches long2 5/8-inch hardwood dowels, 36-inches long200 yards, 1/4-inch macrame cord or rope8 yards, 1/2-inch rope4 1-inch wood screwsDrillMeasuring tapeScissors  While measuring and drilling the dowels, ensure all the holes are level and lined up with each other so that the frame is perfectly square. On two of the 1 1/4-inch dowels, measure and mark at 2 inches and 3 1/2 inches from each end. The third 1 1/4-inch dowel will only need to be marked at 3 1/2 inches from each end

Drill a 1/4-inch hole on each of the 3 1/2-inch marks and a 5/8-inch hole on each of the 2-inch ma…

How to Put Christmas Lights in a Bottle

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An LED light string can transform that fancy bottle of wine from a special occasion into a lasting (and useful!) memento. Use these bottle lights to brighten up any dark corner, as a night light or as festive decor around the holidays. The trick to recycling a glass bottle into a glowing light is by drilling a hole near the base of the bottle large enough to thread a small string of lights through. With a few specific tools, this can be a simple undertaking.

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